William R. Wagner

William R. Wagner


New York, NY
Phone: 212.808.2756    Fax: 212.286.9806


William R. Wagner is a partner in the Financial Services Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the New York office.

Mr. Wagner 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 other specialty lenders. His transactional experience includes: real estate, aircraft, sports lending, acquisition finance, leasing, marketplace lending, solar finance, letters of credit, securitization, structured finance, swaps and derivatives. He has developed particular expertise in manufacturing, financial services, life sciences, health care and renewable energy.

Mr. Wagner also focuses his practice on distressed investing, loan workouts, financial restructuring and special situations.  He regularly counsels hedge funds, investment and commercial banks, asset managers and strategic investors on legal issues related to the purchase and sale of loans and securities of distressed companies. He has extensive experience in both foreign and domestic trading markets ranging from individual loan trades to complex portfolio acquisitions and sales.


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

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Virginia

Practice Areas