|Boston, September 8, 2016 - Marcia Wagner, the Managing Director of The Wagner Law Group, widely recognized as the country's top ERISA and employee benefits law firm, is pleased to announce that Bruce J. McNeil, a preeminent ERISA and employee benefits attorney, has joined the firm as a partner, effective as of September 6, 2016. "Bruce's breadth of knowledge and depth of experience in ERISA and employee benefits law further strengthens our firm's position as an exceptional institution in that area of practice," says Ms. Wagner.
Mr. McNeil is considered one of the country's foremost experts in the area of nonqualified deferred compensation and has testified as an expert before the United States Senate Committee on Finance on executive compensation matters. He is the author of over 28 books, including 17 editions of "Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans," "Tax-Sheltered Annuities Under § 403(b) and Nonqualified § 457 Plans," and "Employee Benefits in Mergers & Acquisitions," and he is the author or co-author of over 80 articles on employee benefit issues. Mr. McNeil is a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and is the Editor-in-Chief of both the Journal of Pension Planning & Compliance and the Journal of Deferred Compensation. A member of the Bar in multiple jurisdictions, Mr. McNeil is also admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the United States Tax Court as well as several Courts of Appeal and District Courts. He has been an adjunct professor of law at the University of Minnesota Law School and is formerly a shareholder with the law firm of Littler Mendelson P.C. in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and served with the Employee Plans Technical and Actuarial Division of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C. Mr. McNeil received a BA from Concordia College, a JD from Drake University Law School, an LLM from Georgetown University Law Center, and an MA in English from Georgetown University. "I am thrilled to be joining the country's most extraordinary team of ERISA and employee benefits attorneys," says Mr. McNeil.
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 the nation’s most exceptional ERISA and employee benefits law firms. The firm has five offices, 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 25 attorneys 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.