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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, investment management, immigration and family law.


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 eight 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 35 attorneys, senior benefits consultant and seven paralegals combine many years of experience in their fields of practice with a variety of backgrounds. Nine of the attorneys are AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and six are Fellows of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, an invitation-only organization of nationally recognized employee benefits lawyers.  Seven of the firm's attorneys have been named to the prestigious Super Lawyers list for 2018, which highlights outstanding lawyers based on a rigorous selection process. 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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The Wagner Law Group


  Integrity | Excellence



Tel: (617) 357-5200 

Fax: (617) 357-5250 

99 Summer Street 

13th Floor

Boston, MA 02110


Washington, D.C.

Tel: (202) 969-2800


Fax: (202) 969-2568

 800 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.

Suite 810

Washington, D.C. 20006



Tel: (847) 990-9034

Fax: (847) 557-1312

190 South LaSalle Street

Suite 2100

Chicago, IL 60603



Palm Beach Gardens 

Tel: (561) 293-3590
Fax: (561) 293-3591
7108 Fairway Drive
Suite 125
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418



Tel: (813) 603-2959

Fax: (813) 603-2961

101 East Kennedy Boulevard

Suite 2140
Tampa, FL  33602 


San Francisco

Tel: (415) 625-0002

Fax: (415) 358-8300

300 Montgomery Street

Suite 600

San Francisco, CA 94104


St. Louis

Tel: (314) 236-0065

Fax: (314) 236-5743
25 W. Moody Avenue
St. Louis, MO  63119



Tel: (617) 532-8080

Fax: (617) 532-9090

55 Old Bedford Road

Lincoln, MA 01773







September 17, 2018


The Wagner Law Group Welcomes 

Attorneys Candace L. Quinn 

and Michael Burwick





We are pleased to announce that attorney Candace L. Quinn has joined our firm as a Partner, and attorney Michael Burwick has joined us as "of counsel."  The remarkable breadth and depth of Candace's experience, particularly in the fields of tax, ERISA, employee benefits and executive compensation law, and Michael's unique and significant expertise in tax and securities law, fit perfectly with the unmatched standard of legal practice that our clients have come to expect from our firm.

Candace has more than 25 years of experience advising clients with respect to domestic and international tax and ERISA regulatory and operational compliance of qualified retirement plans, non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements and employee benefits, and advises on executive compensation strategic tax optimization plan design and implementation of supplemental executive compensation and equity and non-equity based employee incentive plans.


Candace also specializes in tax advisory for renewable energy projects including structuring, due diligence, industry tax equity and renewable energy federal and state tax and incentive programs. She advises on executive compensation in mergers and acquisitions and compensation benchmarking, including in energy power and utility projects and for a wide array of corporate clients. Candace also counsels on tax and energy law for renewable energy project development, pension investment and ERISA related requirements.

Candace's clients include multinational and domestic corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, boards of directors, tax-exempt and not-for-profit entities in the areas of manufacturing and distribution, financial services, energy and utilities, technology, academic medical centers, healthcare and life sciences, media and information, insurance, real estate, higher education, and philanthropy.

Candace is a frequent speaker and author on topics in her areas of expertise. She earned a Masters of Law (LL.M.) degree with honors in Energy from Vermont Law School and LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University School of Law. She received her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and a B.S.in Economics from Tulane University.


Michael's practice concentrates on tax and securities law and includes significant real estate and general corporate experience. He has considerable knowledge and expertise with the Internal Revenue Code, state and local tax regulations, ERISA, the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Advisors Act of 1940, the Investment Company Act of 1940, SEC and FINRA rules. Michael's tax, securities and ERISA law experience includes advising clients with respect to capital gains liability concomitant to the disposition of highly appreciated assets, fully-leveraged employee stock ownership plan ("ESOP") transactions, public and private offerings, crowd sourcing and crowd funding and rights offerings. He is highly skilled in legal and compliance issues with respect to broker-dealers, registered investment advisers and asset managers. He also has in-depth corporate law experience including entity formation, corporate governance issues and succession matters.

Michael earned his J.D., one LL.M. in Securities Law and Financial Regulation and a second LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, and a B.A. in Sociology from Boston University's College of Arts and Sciences. He regularly speaks and authors articles relating to his practice areas and he also serves on the Board of Directors of Autism Speaks (New England Chapter), the Georgetown Law Advisory Board and he chairs the Board of The Spencer Foundation.




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