Philadelphia 215.569.9701
New Jersey 856.547.4400
Malvern, PA 484.875.3159

Christopher D. Wagner

Associate Attorney

Christopher Wagner is an Associate with the Jacobs Law Group in the firm's Philadelphia office. He concentrates his practice on business law and commercial litigation. His keen business acumen developed from over twelve years of accounting and financial experience in a variety of industries including e-commerce, real estate, healthcare, and insurance, enables him to contribute valuable and cost-effective insights and solutions to his clients. In addition, Mr. Wagner has successfully served as the firm’s Controller since 2008.

Mr. Wagner utilizes his business, accounting, and financial knowledge to help his clients achieve their respective business goals while minimizing their potential risks. Mr. Wagner knows and understands that taking business risks is what makes it possible for businesses to advance productivity and knowledge. At the same time, he successfully counsels his clients to avoid unnecessary risks and seeks to minimize the impact of risk-taking on his client’s long-term viability objectives.

Clients work with Chris on an array of business matters including, business formation, drafting and negotiating a variety of business contracts, corporate governance matters, mergers and acquisitions, business owner disputes (Business Divorce) matters, commercial financing transactions and agreements, and non-compete agreements and other employment related documents. He also advises clients about their rights and obligations regarding the complex and frequently changing federal, state and local laws and regulations which affect the workplace.
In addition to business transactional matters, Mr. Wagner counsels his clients on a variety of commercial litigation matters. He primarily represents business owners in disputes arising from ownership, contractual, and employment issues, including in the business divorce area.

Chris’ unique combination of business, transactional, and litigation skills allows him to provide “one stop” legal advice to a wide variety of clients in a broad array of contexts, whether it be operational, transactional, or litigation in nature.

Mr. Wagner also counsels his clients on commercial real estate matters focusing on privately held businesses. His real estate practice includes commercial leasing, purchase and sale of commercial real estate, capital-raising transactions, and commercial real estate dispute litigation.

Mr. Wagner handles cases before both federal and state courts, as well as arbitration tribunals, and he has been named a Rising Star by the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. His selection as a Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in 2010, 2014, and 2015 placed him in the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in Pennsylvania under 40 years old.
Mr. Wagner holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh (1997) and received his Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law (Evening Division) (2005). He is admitted to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Bar and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Professional Associations:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association

Board Memberships:

  • Nor-Gwyn Baseball and Softball Association, Secretary
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• Pennsylvania
• Eastern District of Pennsylvania


One Logan Square
130 N. 18th Street, Suite 1200
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tel: 215.569.9701
Fax: 215.569.9788

New Jersey
Five Greentree Centre
525 Route 73, Suite 104
Marlton, NJ 08053
Tel: 856.547.4400
Fax: 856.547.5499