Steven M. Wagner

Counsel

Overview

Steven Wagner leverages his unique perspective gleaned from a background in the bank corporate trust industry to counsel financial institutions on the legal, regulatory and administrative aspects of the corporate trust business. He represents clients in new trust indenture, escrow and agency agreements and services existing relationships, including addressing regulatory and compliance matters.

Steve has served on several corporate trust projects for the American Bar Association, the National Association of Bond Lawyers and the American Bankers Association and has presented to clients and industry groups on various corporate trust topics.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining the firm, Steve was vice president and assistant general counsel at J.P. Morgan Trust Company, National Association and senior counsel at Bank One Corporation.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Illinois

Education

Eastern Illinois University
B.A. (1976)

John Marshall Law School
J.D. with distinction (1979)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • A Few Thoughts on the Fairmont General Hospital and Lower Bucks Hospital Cases and Proposals for a Better Path to Collateral Security for Bond Investors: Perfection by Operation of Law for DTC Book Entry Only Securities
    Author, Part I, 12 Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law 402, 2016

  • A Few Thoughts on the Fairmont General Hospital and Lower Bucks Hospital Cases and Proposals for a Better Path to Collateral Security for Bond Investors: Perfection by Operation of Law for DTC Book Entry Only Securities
    Author, Part II, 13 Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law 18, 2017

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Section of Business Law — Committee on Trust Indentures and Indenture Trustees
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Chicago Bar Association

Civic Activities

Steve participates in the Working in the Schools (WITS) program, which provides guidance and tutoring to students from Chicago Public Schools.

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