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Attorney E. John Wagner, II, Named “Lawyer of the Year”

August 25, 2020

Williams Parker is pleased to announce attorney E. John Wagner, II, a board certified expert in tax law and chair of the firm’s Corporate and Tax practices, has been named a 27th Edition “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America for his work in tax law in Sarasota. The 27th Edition of Best Lawyers in America highlights the top 5 percent of practicing attorneys in the United States. The “Lawyer of the Year” designation is awarded to only one lawyer in a specific practice area and location.

Eight additional Williams Parker attorneys were also named to Best Lawyers in America, including Charles D. Bailey, Jr. (Land Use and Zoning), John T. Berteau (Trusts and Estates), Ric Gregoria (Trusts and Estates), Michele B. Grimes (Real Estate Law), J. Michael Hartenstine (Real Estate Law), Patrick W. Ryskamp (Real Estate Law), William M. Seider (Real Estate Law), and James L. Turner (Real Estate Law and Trusts and Estates.

Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Its methodology is designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services.

Mr. Wagner represents executives, entrepreneurs, and real estate investors in tax, transactional, capital raising, estate planning, and estate administration matters. He is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell and serves as President of the Argus Foundation. He obtained his JD and LLM from the University of Florida College of Law.