Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Virginia


  • J.D., University of Richmond, 1992
  • M.B.A., Finance, College of William & Mary, 1989
  • B.A., History, College of William & Mary, 1985
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William R. Wagner


William R. Wagner, a partner in Venable's Corporate Practice in the New York office, has extensive experience in structuring and negotiating secured and unsecured credit facilities on behalf of corporate borrowers, private equity firms, portfolio companies, agent banks, financial institutions, and specialty lenders. He has developed particular experience in manufacturing, financial services, life sciences, healthcare, and renewable energy. In addition, he focuses his practice on loan workouts, financial restructurings, special situations, and distressed investments. He regularly counsels hedge funds, investment and commercial banks, asset managers, and strategic investors on legal issues related to the purchase and sale of distressed assets and strategic investments in distressed companies. He has extensive experience in both foreign and domestic markets.

William is an active member of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA) since its inception in 1995 and has participated in various LSTA committees, including the Forms and Documentation Committee. He is a frequent speaker on bankruptcy issues, loan market developments, financial legislation, and the restructuring process.