John J. Wagner

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Mr. Wagner is Co-chair of the firm’s national Public Finance Department, and Chair of the firm’s national Housing Finance Agency practice group, as well as Chair of the Omaha Regional Public Finance Department. Mr. Wagner’s practice focuses on municipal bond financings and the programs they fund, with an emphasis on state housing finance agencies. He has been instrumental in the development of numerous new types of housing financings and programs, both single-family and multifamily, and has been active in both federal and state legislative and regulatory processes (tax, securities laws and housing). He is a frequent lecturer concerning board member responsibilities and governance issues, as well as federal law developments affecting housing agencies.

Mr. Wagner’s national Housing Finance Agency practice group represents and works with state housing finance agencies in more than 34 states across the country in various capacities (bond counsel, special counsel and issuer’s counsel) as well as with investment bankers who work with housing finance agencies. The Housing Finance Agency practice group is consistently ranked among the most active in the nation.

Mr. Wagner personally has been involved in over 400 governmental bond financings totaling more than $20 billion in the last decade, including single-family and multifamily bond financings, military housing financings and tobacco bond financings.

He is admitted to practice in Nebraska (1973), North Dakota (2011) and Minnesota (2013).