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Bruce J. McNeil


As a partner at The Wagner Law Group since 2016, Bruce McNeil focuses his practice within the fields of ERISA and Business Litigation. He consults with his clients on a wide range of issues such as retirement and 401(k) plans, 403(b) and 457 plans, qualified and nonqualified deferred compensation plans, and arrangements of taxable and tax exempt employees. In addition, Bruce's experience includes dealing with issues of employee benefits in business mergers and acquisitions, fiduciary responsibility, prohibited transaction issues, executive compensation matters, and benefit programs for tax-exempt entities with agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.




Mark Poerio

 Mark Poerio has over 30 years of experience focused on equity compensation plans, performance-based incentives, employment agreements, golden parachute, mergers and acquisitions, change in control, and severance matters (both individualized and broad-based).  His clients cover a broad spectrum, including major public companies, companies owned by private equity, closely-held corporations and tax exempt organizations. Mr. Poerio has taught graduate level courses at Georgetown University Law Center on ESOPs, on the business and securities aspects of executive compensation, and on complex strategies for tying restrictive covenants and trade secret protections to different forms of executive pay. 




The Wagner Law Group

The Wagner Law Group is a nationally recognized practice in the areas of ERISA and employee benefits, estate planning, employment, labor and human resources and investment management.


Established in 1996, 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 seven 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 Wagner Law Group's 32 attorneys, senior benefits consultant and five paralegals combine many years of experience in their fields of practice with a variety of backgrounds. Eight of the attorneys are AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and seven are Fellows of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, an invitation-only organization of nationally recognized employee benefits lawyers.  Five of the firm's attorneys have been named to the prestigious Super Lawyers list for 2017, which highlights outstanding lawyers based on a rigorous selection process.








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The Wagner Law Group


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Tel: (617) 357-5200 

Fax: (617) 357-5250 

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Boston, MA 02110


Washington, D.C.

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St. Louis

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Executive Compensation Webinar



Executive Compensation 2018: Best-Step Briefing for Private and Public Companies







Please join Bruce McNeil and Mark Poerio, partners at The Wagner Law Group, and Chelsea Mason, principal of ClearBridge Compensation Group, on March 27, 2018, for a live webinar designed to bring cutting-edge opportunities to improve executive and director compensation practices to the attention of public and private companies. This roundtable discussion, hosted by The Wagner Law Group, will highlight some subtle issues that are nonetheless sure to be impactful and worth your attention.

This webinar will focus on the following topics

  • New approaches to long-term incentive compensation, and annual bonus plans;
  • New stock plans, and alternatives to equity compensation;
  • Hot investor issues coming from ISS and other proxy advisory firms - and why private companies should care;
  • Code Section 162(m) update; and
  • Reasons for improving the process for determining director compensation.

Who will benefit from this webinar:

  • "C-suite" executives
  • Business owners and Corporate Directors
  • In-House Counsel
  • HR executives
  • HR professionals
  • Managers
  • Business and Employment Attorneys


Please click here to see more details about and to register for this crucial webinar. 




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