The Wagner Law Group | Est. 1996

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Dannae concentrates her practice in employee benefits law, executive compensation and taxation. She counsels clients on all aspects of employee benefits design, implementation, termination, and compliance for retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and executive and incentive compensation arrangements. In the process, she focuses on comprehensive, practical and innovative employee benefits solutions for all types of employers

Dannae also has considerable experience at integrating a range of benefits plans in mergers and acquisitions and in correcting plan errors. Through effective communication, she strives to ensure that complicated compliance issues are succinctly communicated and solutions are promptly provided.

Prior to joining The Wagner Law Group, Dannae was a partner at two leading law firms in St. Louis.

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Speaking Engagements

  • Employer-Sponsored Health Plan Federal Regulation: ACA, COBRA, ADA, GINA, CAA, MHPAEA, Reporting Requirements – Ppanelist, Strafford, live CLE webinar, November 23, 1:00 – 2:30 PM (EST) – Click here for details and registration
  • Urgent Health Plan Priorities – COBRA Subsidies, and Health and DCAP FSA Extensions and Expansions -Panelist, The Wagner Law Group Webinar, May 26, 2021, 2:00 – 3:00 PM (EDT) – Recording available here – PowerPoint presentation available here
  • Employee Benefits: Defined Benefit Plan Update – Panelist, American Bar Association Virtual 2021 Midyear Tax Meeting, January 29, 2021 – Click here for details
  • New Legislation Affecting Workplace Health & Welfare Benefits– Co-panelist with Roberta Watson,  and Barry Salkin, The Wagner Law Group free webinar, May 15, 2020, 1:00 PM (ET) – Click here to register
  • Healthcare Reform Compliance for Employee Benefits: Required Plan Changes, Limiting Exposure, Transparency Rules – Dannae Delano, co-panelist, Strafford Live, CLE webinar with interactive Q & A, April 22, 2020, 1:00 – 2:30 PM (ET) – Register here
  • The SECURE Act and Spending Bills: Advice for Plan Sponsors and Service Providers – Co-panilst wit The Wagner Law Group FREE webinar, February 13, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM (ET) – Recording available here – PowerPoint presentation available here
  • Retirement Plan Audits: Recognizing Plan Errors, Remedying Noncompliance, New IRS and DOL Audit Initiatives – Panelist on Strafford webinar, October 1, 2019, 1:00 – 2:30 PM (ET) – More details here


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2000
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
    • B.A. - 1997
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2000
  • Illinois, 2001

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Employee Benefits Association of St. Louis


  • St. Louis Business Journal, "40 under 40,"
  • St. Louis Business Journal, "30 under 30,"
  • Leadership St. Louis program, class of


  • Spanish

Past Positions

  • Suelthaus & Walsh, P.C., Associate/Law Clerk, 1999 to 2004
  • Thompson Coburn LLP, Associate, 2004 to 2005
  • Husch Blackwell LLP, Associate, 2005 to 2011

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