Mark J. Wagner Jr.Associate
Mark J. Wagner, Jr., is an Associate in the Firm’s Commercial Litigation and Health Care Services Practice Groups. He represents the Firm’s clients in both federal and state courts in commercial litigation matters, including, but not limited to, breach of contract, restrictive covenants, warranty and Uniform Commercial Code claims, product defects and property damage. With both a legal and business background, Mark provides a unique perspective when evaluating the legal dispute at hand and provides solutions to resolve the client’s dispute in an expeditious and cost-effective manner.
Mark also advises the Firm’s healthcare clients, including, medical groups, hospitals, outpatient facilities, long-term care facilities and other business entities, on regulatory and compliance matters. He advises and represents healthcare providers in areas such as retention, medication over objection and guardianship proceedings, real property tax exemptions and collection matters. In addition, Mark has helped the Firm’s healthcare clients implement policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the Federal Rehabilitation Act and New York State’s Mental Hygiene Law.
Mark is a frequent contributor to the firm’s electronic health law news bulletin, Rivkin Rounds, available here.
New York Super Lawyers named Mark as a Rising Star in the Upstate area for 2018 and 2019.
Prior to joining Rivkin Radler, Mark worked at a boutique energy firm where he assisted many businesses, landowners, and industrial operators on projects seeking state and local approvals. Specifically, Mark performed due diligence, facilitated real property conveyances and assisted with obtaining the necessary project agreements, state and local permits and authorizations, and financing to construct and operate the project.
While pursuing his law degree at Albany Law School, Mark gained significant knowledge and experience in various regulations and compliance obligations through an internship with the New York State Department of Public Service, where he had the opportunity to comment on the impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency Rules, Maximum Achievable Control Technology and Cross State Air Pollution Rule, on power generators, nationally, and in New York, specifically. He also authored several articles, including Implementing Renewable Portfolio Standards, at What Cost? for his note and comment for the Albany Law Review and The Future of the American Dollar: A Greener Petrodollar for his master’s thesis. Additionally, while simultaneously pursuing his Master’s degree in Business Administration at the State University of New York, at Albany, Mark participated in the Going Green Globally Program in which he led a student consulting group in analyzing energy efficient capital investment projects for a local business from both a financial and a development perspective.
When out of the office, Mark enjoys playing basketball, football and golf.
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Albany Law School of Union University, J.D. Cum Laude
State University of New York at Albany, M.B.A.
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