BOSTON, July 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marcia Wagner, the Managing Director of The Wagner Law Group, amongst the country’s top ERISA and employee benefits law firms, is pleased to announce that Stephen P. Wilkes, one of the firm’s outstanding ERISA attorneys, specializing in Title I of ERISA, has been appointed as a partner to the firm, effective as of July 5, 2016. “Steve has contributed significantly to the growth of our firm’s Title I ERISA practice and is considered one of the county’s foremost experts in this complicated and evolving area of the law – we are honored to name him a partner,” says Ms. Wagner.
Steve’s experience includes practicing as a partner in major national law firms and as in-house counsel at major financial institutions. Steve has advised plan sponsors, financial institutions and investment professionals in connection with all aspects of qualified and non-qualified retirement plans and executive compensation, as well as the delivery and distribution of investment products and services in the retirement plan marketplace. Steve’s areas of concentration include both tax law and ERISA Title I fiduciary law, as well as the related federal and state securities and banking laws governing the distribution of investment products and services, such as the Investment Advisers Act, FINRA rules, and OCC regulations.
The Wagner Law Group:
The Wagner Law Group, now proudly celebrating its 20th anniversary, has been dedicated to the highest standards of integrity, excellence and thought leadership and is considered to be amongst the nation’s most exceptional ERISA and employee benefits law firms. The firm has five offices – Boston, San Francisco, Tampa, Palm Beach Gardens and St. Louis, providing unparalleled legal advice to its clients, including large, small and nonprofit corporations as well as individuals and government entities, in over 45 states and several foreign countries. The Wagner Law Group’s 24 attorneys, a senior benefits consultant and five paralegals combine many years of experience in their specialty fields of practice with a variety of backgrounds. Five of the attorneys are AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell as having very high to preeminent legal abilities and ethical standards. Four attorneys have been named to the prestigious Super Lawyers list for 2016, which highlight outstanding lawyers based on a rigorous selection process.