Ben Wagner got an early start on his legal career.
“My dad would tell you I was probably born a lawyer,” Wagner said. “I’ve been arguing with him since the age of 3. Maybe 4.”
Although Wagner didn’t officially begin practicing until 2008, he has hardly slowed down since.
In less than a decade Wagner has become a partner at Regan Tax Law in Bloomington, chaired the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Tax Law Committee, been published numerous times and speaks frequently on tax issues.
Working with clients who have received “nastygrams” from the Internal Revenue Service or the state Department of Revenue “is something that comes easier to me,” said Wagner, a graduate of what now is Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
“Clients are often stressed out when we first meet,” Wagner said, “I enjoy working with them to reach a favorable resolution that allows them to move on.”
Wagner has volunteered for the past 12 years with the YMCA Twin Cities’ Youth in Government program, helping high school students run a mock supreme court. He also serves at the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans’ free monthly legal clinics and its annual StandDown event for homeless veterans.