Wagner Law & Consulting helps individuals, companies and governments achieve their goals.    Our services include:

International Business Transactions

Our international business transactional experience ranges from forming one-person, small business corporations to being lead-counsel on $40+ million mergers and acquisitions.  We prepare and enforce contracts that protect our clients, including distribution contracts, buy-sell agreements, licensing agreements, letters of intent, memoranda of understandings, non-disclosure agreements, release agreements, warranties, employment contracts, non-competition agreements, and more.

U.S. Visas, Immigration & Citizenship

Kurt A. Wagner is a former U.S. diplomat and U.S. Consular Officer and author of books on U.S. immigration law.  This experience allows us to help you no matter what immigration issue you face.  Tightening U.S. visa, immigration and citizenship laws affect individuals, families, companies, and organizations.  We work with individuals to obtain B-1/B-2 visitors visas, extensions of stay, adjustments of status, hardship waivers, J-1 two-year foreign residence requirement waivers, and obtaining permanent resident status.  We help families with family-based immigration visas and sponsorship issues.  We help Green-Card holders get citizenship.  We help companies, organizations, universities, and hospitals comply with immigration law through proper preparation of I-9s, labor certifications, and maintenance of records for PERM audits, and help them employ qualified foreign workers under H-1B, H-2B, H-2A, EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 visas.    We represent clients before the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Intellectual Property Law

We protect your brand names, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and proprietary know-how.  We have a record of successful trademark prosecutions for both small and large businesses including a significant number of start-ups, as well as artists, musicians and authors.  We represent clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the U.S. Copyright Office.

U.S. Taxation

U.S. tax laws are complex and far reaching.  Many individuals, companies and organizations have U.S. tax planning, reporting, and compliance needs – even if they do not live or operate in the United States.   We help U.S. expatriates with the legal complexities of international tax planning, double income tax treaty-based tax positions, FATCA compliance, FBAR compliance, responses to IRS notices, appeals, and offers-in-compromise.

We also can represent you before the Internal Revenue Service. As your lawyers, all discussions we have with you about your tax situation are protected by the attorney-client privilege.

Human Resources Services

We provide HR consultanting, coaching, and workshops in the areas of employee selection, on-boarding, leadership, performance optimization, personel development, and employee retention.  Our team has over 20 years HR experience with major international companies in these areas. 

European Union Law

In the European Member State of Austria we are of counsel to the law offices of Lansky, Ganzger & Partner one of the leading law firms in Austria.  Our relationship with Lansky, Ganzger & Partner allows us to offer our clients full Austrian and European Union legal services.