Mark D. Welker CPA, JD

Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP

Mark’s accomplishments in the area of benefits include more than 100 successful ESOP transactions since 1986. With deep experience in the creation and operation of employee stock ownership plans, deferred, equity, and non-equity incentive compensation, employee retirement plans, and health and welfare plans, he is considered a national go-to advisor on essential benefit and compensation matters.

Mark holds a J.D. from Drake University Law School and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the area of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law each year since 1995 including being named as Kansas City Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law “Lawyer of the Year,” in 2014. Mark has also been recognized for his legal work by Chambers USA, Martindale-Hubbell and Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers. He frequently writes and is invited to speak on related topics.