Marcia S. Wagner appointed to the Massachusetts Advisory Board of the New England Legal Foundation

Marcia Wagner, Founder and Managing Director of The Wagner Law Group

The New England Legal Foundation has named Marcia S. Wagner, founder and chief executive of the Wagner Law Group, to its Massachusetts Advisory Board.

[Marcia] is the perfect example of a lawyer who has embraced the value of entrepreneurship. She founded her law firm with little means and now oversees one of the leading ERISA law firms in the country.

— Daniel B. Winslow, President of the FNEL

BOSTON, MA, USA, Aug. 25, 2022 / — Wagner Law Group, widely recognized as the nation’s leading ERISA and employee benefits law firm, is thrilled to announce that Marcia S. Wagner, founder and principal of the firm Partner, has been appointed to the Massachusetts Advisory Council of the New England Legal Foundation. “I am honored to accept this appointment from an organization dedicated to promoting free enterprise, and I look forward to serving on the Advisory Council to help it pursue its mission,” said Ms. Wagner.

The New England Legal Foundation (NELF) is the region’s leading nonprofit public interest law firm dedicated to addressing political and constitutional issues related to free enterprise. The permanent mission of NELF is to defend individual economic freedoms, property rights, good government based on the rule of law and inclusive economic growth. The NELF challenges actions by governments and private litigants that would unreasonably infringe on the economic freedoms of individuals and businesses, in New England and across the country. It supports the belief that free enterprise is the linchpin of a democratic society and offers the most enduring path to advancing American ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

NELF President Daniel B. Winslow said of Ms. Wagner, “She is the quintessential example of a lawyer who has embraced the value of entrepreneurship. She founded her law firm with little means and now oversees one of the leading ERISA law firms in the country. She brings to our Massachusetts Advisory Board a unique level of expertise, experience and wisdom. She will be a great addition to our leadership ranks. “Our state advisory boards,” Mr. Winslow noted, “help develop our Foundation’s positions on public policy issues, and they often recommend legal advocacy for consideration by our board of trustees on important issues. for the economy of the region. Advisory councils also host speakers of interest to their particular sector of the economy in locations convenient to members in each state.

Ms. Wagner has practiced ERISA and employee benefits law for approximately 35 years and founded The Wagner Law Group more than 25 years ago. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University and is a graduate of Harvard Law School.

Ms. Wagner is an authority on employee benefits, including qualified and non-qualified plans, fiduciary matters, deferred compensation and employee benefit agreements. His benefits experience includes designing, writing and preparing plans, compliance, tax planning and consulting on all aspects of ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code. She consults with law firms, employee benefit organizations, and corporate and public plan sponsors, and regularly serves as an expert witness in ERISA litigation. She advises plan sponsors on qualified plans, 403(b) and 457 plans, multi-employer plans (MEPs), IRAs, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), executive compensation arrangements and medical benefits for retirees in matters concerning the operation and maintenance of schemes, terminations of schemes. , mergers and acquisitions, tax treatment of plan participants, use of life insurance and annuities, and risk mitigation of pension liabilities.

Ms. Wagner also specializes in ERISA Title I and has obtained advisory opinions, information letters, and prohibited transaction exemptions from the US Department of Labor. She deals with fiduciary matters affecting plan sponsors, investment committees and other fiduciary committees, investment managers and advisors, registrars, brokers, banks and other financial services companies. Ms. Wagner advises clients on the avoidance and rectification of prohibited transactions, the development of compliance programs and investment policies. She is a recognized expert in matters relating to pension plan investments and fiduciary matters, and her opinion has been sought by reputable authorities in the area of ​​employee benefits, including government agencies. Ms. Wagner works on audits of plans for the Department of Labor, IRS, and PBGC as well as financial institutions that service the plans, and has negotiated numerous favorable closing agreements.

She was named Chair of the Employee Plans Subcommittee of the IRS Governmental and Tax-Exempt Entities Advisory Committee and received that body’s highest honor. She is a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and has received over 50 professional honors. Ms. Wagner has written hundreds of articles and 24 books. She is a much sought after speaker and is widely quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Pension & Investments. She has been a guest on Fox, CNN, Bloomberg and NBC.

The Wagner Law Group:

The Wagner Law Group has been dedicated to the highest standards of integrity, excellence, and thought leadership for more than two decades and is considered the premier ERISA and employee benefits law firm in the United States. The firm is recognized by US News and World Report as a Top National Tier 1 Law Firm in ERISA and Employee Benefits. With 48 attorneys in 12 offices, he provides unparalleled legal advice to his clients, including large, small, and not-for-profits as well as individuals and government entities nationally and in several foreign countries. The firm’s attorneys combine many years of experience in their areas of practice and include those who are AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and have been named to the prestigious Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers.® listings for 2022. The Wagner Law Group is certified as a woman-owned and operated business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.

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