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The three long-time executive committee ...
The three long-time executive committee members selected to comprise the firm's leadership team are Thomas F. McKee and Thomas E. Wagner, who become co-chairmen, and Brent D. Ballard, who becomes managing partner.
In addition, in their new positions, Mr. McKee and Mr. Wagner
will focus on developing client relationships, as well as pursuing new business and market opportunities.
...Mr. McKee and Mr. Wagner are currently vice chairmen of Calfee's executive committee, having been named to those positions when Mr. LaPorte became chairman on January 1, 2000.
, 60, is actively involved in the firm's corporate business, government relations and utilities practices.He is chair of the Government Relations Group, representing clients before legislative and administrative bodies.Mr. Wagner joined Calfee in 1973 and, among other firm management responsibilities, has been managing partner of the Columbus office.
From 1979 to 1981 he
served as Cleveland's Law Director and Chief Administrative Officer for Mayor George Voinovich.Currently, Mr. Wagner serves as Chairman of a Judicial Review Committee for Senators DeWine and Voinovich.
...Mr. Wagner is a member of Leadership Cleveland, Class of 1981.A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he served in the US Army from 1966 to 1970 in various command and staff positions in Vietnam, Korea and the United States.
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Thomas E. Wagner*
Thomas E. Wagner*
The Bruening Foundation
The Bruening Foundation looks forward to working with its newest Distribution Committee members, William R. Plato and Thomas E. Wagner.
has experience with a broad spectrum of public and private companies, non-profit institutions and government entities.
He served in many leadership roles during his 32 years with Calfee, Halter & Griswold, including Co-Chair and Managing Partner.
He was formerly the Law Director for the City of Cleveland.
Mr. Wagner has served on many non-profit boards, including Playhouse Square Foundation, Medical Mutual Charitable Foundation, University School, Greater Cleveland Boy Scouts of America, Great Lakes Science & Technology Museum, and Center for the Great Lakes.
TOM serves as co-chairman of ...
TOM serves as co-chairman of Calfee.
In addition, he maintains an active practice of counseling clients in government relations, energy, general corporate and public law.
Practicing general corporate law allows Tom
to counsel privately-held clients on matters of corporate structuring, governance and compliance, and mergers and acquisitions.
works with clientsâ€™ shareholders, members and boards of directors on succession planning and liquidity options.
negotiates mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and handles diverse stages and forms of business financing.
Tom is an active member of the firmâ€™s Energy Industry Team and has extensive experience representing natural resources and electric power generation companies.
In addition, Tom
provides experienced counseling in government relations and public law.
represents clients before administrative branches of government; works closely with clients to develop governmental strategies on issues affecting their businesses; and counsels a variety of governmental entities on matters of public policy and law.
also advises corporate and public utility clients on relevant regulatory matters.
Active outside of the firm as well, Tom is on the board of trustees of The Playhouse Square Foundation, The Medical Mutual of Ohio Charitable Foundation and University School.
He is a member of Leadership Cleveland and the Ohio State and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations.
Tom has served on boards of directors for several privately held enterprises as well.
has been named as one of The Best Lawyers in America for the past four years.
Tom served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1970.
He began his tenure with Calfee in 1973, and from 1979 to 1981 served as law director and chief administrative officer for the City of Cleveland.
Tom currently serves on the firmâ€™s executive and management committees and was elected co-chairman of the firm in 2005.