John J. Wagner: Lawyer with Kutak Rock LLP

John J. Wagner

Omaha,  NE  U.S.A.
Phone(402) 231-8811

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Practice Areas

  • Public and Affordable Housing
  • Public Finance
  • Industrial Development Revenue Bonds
  • Charitable Organizations / 501
  • Derivatives and Investment Products
  • Swaps and Hedges
  • Structured Investments
  • General Governmental
  • Governmental Facilities, Buildings and Infrastructure
  • Housing
  • Mortgage Credit Certificates
  • Multifamily Housing
  • Senior Housing / Assisted Living
  • Single Family Housing
  • Military Housing Privatization
  • Student Housing
  • New Money and Refunding Financings
  • Bond Counsel
  • Disclosure Counsel
  • Issuer's Counsel
  • Special Tax Counsel
  • Underwriter's Counsel
  • Revenue Bonds
  • Securitizations
  • General Obligation
  • Lease-Purchase and Certificates of Participation
University University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.A., 1971
Law SchoolUniversity of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., with distinction, 1973
Admitted1973, Nebraska; 2011, North Dakota

Memberships and Affiliations

American, Nebraska and North Dakota Bar Associations; National Association of Bond Lawyers; National Council of State Housing Agencies; National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies

BornOsmond, Nebraska, January 13, 1949

Mr. Wagner is Co-chair of the firm's national Public Finance Department, and Chair of the firm's national Housing Finance Agency practice group as well as Chair of the Omaha Public Finance Department. Mr. Wagner's practice focuses on municipal bond financings and the programs they fund, with an emphasis on state housing agencies. He has been instrumental in the development of numerous new types of housing financings and programs, both single-family and multifamily, and has been active in both federal and state legislative and regulatory processes (tax, securities laws and housing). He is a frequent lecturer concerning board member responsibilities and governance issues, as well as federal law developments affecting housing agencies.

Mr. Wagner's national Housing Finance Agency practice group represents and works with state housing finance agencies in more than 34 states across the country in various capacities (bond counsel, special counsel and issuer's counsel) as well as with investment bankers who work with housing finance agencies. The Housing Finance Agency practice group is consistently ranked among the most active in the nation.

•Mr. Wagner personally has been involved in over 400 governmental bond financings totaling more than $20 billion in the last decade, including single-family and multifamily bond financings, military housing financings and tobacco bond financings.


April 22, 2011Kutak Rock Tops Bond Counsel List For Q1 2011

November 10, 2010Bond College Appoints Kutak Rock Attorneys

January 25, 2010Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 Awards


May 20, 2013SEC Addresses Potential Liability of Public Officials With Regard to Secondary Market Disclosure Obligations

Client Alert

July 22, 2010Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3 Focus on Affordable Rental Housing

On July 21, 2010 President Obama signed H.R. 4173-the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Reform Act)-into law, which further expands and refines the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). Client Alert


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John J. Wagner

1650 Farnam Street
OmahaNE 68102-2186


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