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MARK J. MUSSON, J.D., LL.M., C.P.A. 913-406-4587 * mm5579a6@westpost.

net BUSINESS ATTORNEY/ CONSULTANT Accomplished professional with extensive experience in all areas of business law , management, operations, development and sales, including acquisitions, mergers, restructuring, successio n planning and taxes. Expertise in business transactions and the acquisition, development, and disposition of busin esses and real estate. Analytical strategist with proven ability to negotiate and manage profitable business outco mes. Persuasive communicator with excellent relationship management, consensus-building and leadership capabi lities. Qualifications enhanced with legal license, business ownership and accounting background with experience . AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Mergers & Acquisitions * Business Startups * Corporate Restructuring * Negotiati ons * Team Building Business Transactions and Operations * Business Transition Planning, Consulting & Development Strategic Planning * Due Diligence * Risk Analysis * Contract Negotiations * Fi nancial Analysis * Operations Project Management * Real Estate Transactions * Client Management * Risk Mitigat ion * P&L * Business Impact PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Musson & Associates, Overland Park, Kansas * 2009-Present General Business Law/Consulting Firm. Principal Consult and advise business clients in areas of business and corporate transacti ons; contract negotiations; mergers & acquisitions; business development and operations; business partnershi ps; capital financing; strategic growth planning, risk assessment and transition; real estate litigatio n, sales, foreclosures and leasing; individual and corporate tax planning; and estate planning. Manages all business aspects of legal practice, including administration of day-to-day operations. * Successfully sold, negotiated and managed the closing, financing, and developm ent of national, regional and local business entities, capital funding and business partnerships ranging from $250K to $10+million. * Built national, regional and local network of trusted advisors for investment capital and business lead opportunities ranging from $100K to $10+million. * Built national, regional and local client base of entrepreneurs requiring acqu isition or growth capital necessary to execute on their business plans. KATZ LAW FIRM, Overland Park, Kansas * 2007- 2009 Commercial real estate law practice focused exclusively on the representation of

local, regional, and national developers, retailers, lenders, and tenants. Associate Attorney Represent and advise local, regional, and national developers, retailers, and te nants in matters of development, financing, real estate acquisitions and dispositions, and commercial leasing. Co nsult in area of expertise, shopping center development, financing, and leasing. Collaborate with lead attor neys. Meet with clients, negotiate acquisitions or sales, draft legal contracts and agreements, meet cont ractual deadlines, and close on transactions ranging from $1-$100 million. Supervise administrative and paraleg al staff. * Negotiated and managed closing, financing, and development of over 2 dozen acq uisitions and developments. * Closed on transaction in progress for 5 years, with land worth $10+ million an d projected annual retail sales upon completion of $100+ million. * Ranked routinely in top 2 billing attorneys in firm of up to 20 attorneys; con sistently generated monthly billable sales of $65,000+; avoided billable sales write-offs by effectively man aging time for clients and firm. MUSSON & RANK, LLC, Overland Park, Kansas * 2003-2007 General Business Law Firm. Member Advised and represented client in areas of tax, estate planning, succession plan ning, business and corporate transactions, and real estate. Analyzed and researched tax implications and appl ication of law to client business and individual matters related to acquisitions, mergers, wills and trusts, succe ssion planning, general corporate and business affairs, contracts, and acquisition, development, and disposition o f real estate. Managed all business aspects of partner practice, including administration of day-to-day ope rations. * Successfully negotiated and closed on real estate acquisitions and sales, with average size ranging from $100,000 to $5+ million. * Grew annual revenue by 10-20% per year in largely referral-driven practice. BRENTON LAW GROUP, P.A., Overland Park, Kansas * 1996-1998 and 2001-2003 Law Firm. Associate Attorney, 2001-2003 Analyzed, researched, advised, and represented clients in areas of tax, estate p lanning, business and corporate transactions, and real estate. Supervised junior attorneys. Resolved disputes an d negotiated contracts to close on sales and acquisitions of businesses. Reported directly to partner. * * * * Successfully negotiated and managed 30+ business acquisitions and mergers. Saved clients $500,000+ in tax defense with the IRS. Consistently generated monthly billable sales of $50,000+. Generated $100,000+ of new business each year.

HUSCH & EPPENBERGER, LLC, Overland Park, Kansas * 1998-2001 General practice law firm with 300+ attorneys nationwide. Associate Managed diverse caseload in large private practice law firm. Analyzed, researche d, advised, and represented client in areas of corporate and individual tax planning, tax compliance, and ta x defense; business and corporate transactions; ERISA, ESOP's, and deferred compensation arrangements; a nd real estate. * Ranked consistently in top 10 among 300+ associates in billable hours; generat ed monthly billable sales of $50,000+, with $75,000+ of new business each year. * Negotiated and managed 30+ business acquisitions and mergers. * Successfully negotiated with IRS to save clients over $1 million in tax liabil ity. CAREER NOTE: Additional professional background includes Manager of Accounting a t TRANSWORLD AIRLINES, Auditor at PRICE WATERHOUSE and General Manager / Owner of New Home Co nstruction and Remodeling at Superior Homes & Remodeling. Details on request. EDUCATION Juris Doctor and Master of Laws UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Kansas City, Missouri Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, Iowa City PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT American Bar Association Kansas Bar Association Missouri Bar Association Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association LICENSES Missouri Bar License, October 1996 Kansas Bar License, April 1997 Certified Public Accountant (CPA), June 1992 Kansas Real Estate License, January 2009 Missouri Real Estate License, March 2009