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The Wagner Law Group is a nationally recognized practice in the areas of ERISA and employee benefits, which includes the distinct areas of Fiduciary Compliance, Retirement Plans, ESOPs, Executive Compensation & Nonqualified Plans, Welfare Benefit Plans, PBGC and Retiree Medical Trusts™, as well as Employment, Labor & Human Resources, Investment Management, Trusts & Estates, Litigation and Family Law. Established in 1996 by Marcia S. Wagner, The Wagner Law Group is dedicated to the highest standards of integrity, excellence and thought leadership and is considered to be amongst the nation's premier ERISA and employee benefits law firms. The firm has offices across the country, providing unparalleled legal advice to its clients, including large, small and nonprofit corporations as well as individuals and government entities worldwide.
The firm primarily focuses in the pension, compensation and employee benefits (ERISA) realms with recognized expertise in such areas as defined benefit pension plans, profit sharing plans, 401(k) plans, ESOPs, prototype plans, VEBAs, "cafeteria" plans, group medical and health plans (including the areas of COBRA and HIPAA), qualified domestic relations orders, qualified medical child support orders, qualified and non-qualified deferred compensation programs, stock option programs and other such compensation arrangements. The firm also provide service with respect to a variety of other fringe benefit matters.
The Wagner Law Group has also developed a particular expertise in governmental audits (Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation) and helping resolve issues concerning troubled plans, such as prohibited transactions and plan disqualification defects.
Members of the firm also serve as expert witnesses in several areas of ERISA, employee benefits, executive compensation and investment management law. They have regularly represented clients with distinction in cases relating to plan design, benefit administration, financial issues, fiduciary matters, best practices and evolving industry standards.
The Wagner Law Group's attorneys, senior benefits consultant and paralegals combine many years of experience in their fields of practice with a variety of backgrounds. Its attorneys include those who are AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Fellows of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, an invitation-only organization of nationally recognized employee benefits lawyers as well as those who have been named to the prestigious Super Lawyers lists, which highlight outstanding lawyers based on a rigorous selection process. Our firm is distinguished by the U.S. News & World Report's Best Law Firms as a Tier-1 ERISA and employee benefits law firm. The Wagner Law Group is also certified as a woman-owned and operated business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.