|St. Louis, January 2, 2017 – Marcia S. Wagner, the Managing Director of The Wagner Law Group, widely recognized as the country’s top ERISA and employee benefits law firm, today announced the expansion of the firm’s St. Louis office with the addition of ERISA attorney Dannae L. Delano as partner, labor and employment attorney Ivan L. Schraeder as “of counsel”, and Margaret A. Fuhr as paralegal. “Our St. Louis office has quickly established itself as a crucial part of the firm and we are delighted to have Dannae, Ivan, and Maggie join our growing practice,” says Ms. Wagner. The addition of these new members to The Wagner Law Group represents their reunion with the St Louis office’s managing partner, Thomas E. Clark Jr., who previously worked closely with them while at Lowenbaum Law (formerly The Lowenbaum Partnership), and had this to say: “I am truly excited to be once again working with Dannae, Ivan, and Maggie and for the continued success and growth of this office.”
Ms. Delano concentrates her practice in employee benefits, executive compensation, and tax matters. Focusing on comprehensive, practical, and innovative employee benefits solutions for all types of employers, she counsels clients regarding all aspects of employee benefits design, implementation, termination, and compliance for the full spectrum of benefits programs including: retirement plans, health and welfare plans and executive and incentive compensation arrangements. She also has considerable experience in integrating benefits in mergers and acquisitions and qualified retirement plan corrections. Ms. Delano was previously a partner at Lowenbaum Law and Husch Blackwell.
For 40 years, Mr. Schraeder has provided collective bargaining, employment law counsel, and litigation defense for dozens of local governments throughout Missouri and Illinois, and serves as general counsel for the Missouri Public Employers’ Labor Relations Association. He previously served as the Missouri Director of Labor Relations, where he was responsible for all labor relations policies for the state’s executive branch. Mr. Schraeder also teaches labor and employment law for the Missouri Bar Association, the Missouri Municipal Attorneys’ Association, and the Missouri School Boards’ Association, in addition to a variety of legal organizations, universities, public sector entities, public employer associations, and police academies in Missouri and Illinois.
The Wagner Law Group has been dedicated to the highest standards of integrity, excellence, and thought leadership for over two decades. The firm has seven offices, providing unparalleled legal advice to its clients, including large, small, and nonprofit corporations as well as individuals and government entities across the country and worldwide. Its 31 attorneys combine many years of experience with a variety of backgrounds. Seven of the attorneys are AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and six attorneys have been named to the prestigious Super Lawyers list for 2017. The Wagner Law Group is certified as a womanowned and operated business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.