Ed Renenger and Jay Wagner Named Department Leaders

PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 15, 2017 – Stevens & Lee has named two new practice group co-leaders.

Edward C. Renenger has been named Co-Chair of the ERISA, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Department; and Jay R. Wagner has been named Co-Chair of the Wealth Planning, Trusts and Estates Department.

Edward C. Renenger joins fellow Department Chair Charles F. Harenza in leading the ERISA, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Department. He is resident in the firm’s Reading office.

Mr. Renenger concentrates his practice in helping companies navigate the complexities of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), including determining the feasibility and optimal design of an ESOP. He also represents ESOP trustees in a variety of ESOP-related transactions.

When not working with ESOPs, Mr. Renenger advises companies with respect to qualified retirement plans, especially in complex matters involving the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

Mr. Renenger received a J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Georgetown University Law Center, and a B.A., First in Class, summa cum laude, from The Catholic University of America. He is a member of the ESOP Association and the National Center for Employee Ownership.

Jay R. Wagner joins C. Thomas Work in leading the Wealth Planning, Trusts and Estates Department. He is resident in the firm’s Reading office where he practices estate and trust planning and administration, wealth preservation, trust and estate litigation, charitable and nonprofit organizations, and guardianship administration. Mr. Wagner is experienced in advising high net worth clients in all aspects of estate planning and has substantial experience in fiduciary litigation. He serves as general counsel for a number of charitable organizations and represents many others as special counsel.

Mr. Wagner received a J.D., magna cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law and a B.B.A., magna cum laude, from Temple University. He is AV® Preeminent™ rated by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, and has been repeatedly recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by being selected by his peers as among the top 5 percent of lawyers in the Commonwealth.

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