Areas of Practice

J R Wagner Areas of PracticeMr. Wagner assists individuals and start-up organizations in creating solid, well-structured businesses focused on profitably sourcing, manufacturing, developing and selling their products and services. He also counsels established enterprises concerning arrangements among owners, relationships with employees and consultants, and dealings with lenders, landlords, suppliers and customers.

In his estates and trusts practice, Mr. Wagner utilizes his creativity and superb drafting skills to identify and address the singular needs of his clients, anticipate and resolve potential issues, and ease his clients’ concerns about the future. His extensive knowledge and personable demeanor continue to inspire confidence in individuals seeking estate planning assistance, making Mr. Wagner one of the most sought after estate attorneys in the area.

A long-standing member of the Opinions Committee of the American Bar Association, Mr. Wagner renders special opinions of counsel on behalf of borrowers across the country in support of large and complex financing transactions. He is in demand for special opinions by other legal practitioners, who consider Mr. Wagner a “lawyer’s lawyer”.

Prior Relevant Experience
  • Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC, New York, NY, Of Counsel, 2013–2016
  • Wagner Davis, P.C., New York, NY, Partner, 1987–2013
  • Demov, Morris, New York, NY, Corporate Department Administrative Head, PartnerAssociate, 1978–1987
Honors and Awards
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • UJA-Federation, Certificate of Appreciation (Pro Bono Work)
  • Village of East Hills, NY, Certificates of Appreciation
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness, Certificates of Achievement
  • Roslyn Little League, Man of the Year

A resident of the Village of East Hills in New York, Mr. Wagner is involved in community affairs. He is a long-time member of the Village’s Zoning Board of Appeals.

For many years he served as a director and officer of the Roslyn Little League, and was instrumental in the creation and operation of a Challenger Division baseball team, coaching physically and mentally-challenged children ages 6 to 19, as well as a Girls’ Softball League.

In addition, Mr. Wagner has been a leading fundraiser for the Queens/Nassau Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and also served on its Crisis Intervention Team Task Force. He is a member of the Criminal Justice Committee of NAMI-NY.