Steven B. Wagner


Steven B. Wagner

Steve found his way into accounting in the late ‘80s and excelled quickly in his accounting career and soon became the leader of a local CPA firm’s tax practice. After serving in this role for 20 years, he joined Froehling Anderson in 2009. A partner within the firm’s Tax Services Department, Steve serves as a specialist on complex issues ranging from estate to partnership taxation. Known for his taxation expertise, Steve is regularly sought after to lead seminars on current and complex tax law for professional associations and private vendors throughout the country.

For Steve, helping his clients and colleagues understand complex, technical tax and business issues is what it’s all about. Which probably has a lot to do with why he was named a ‘Super CPA’ by both Minnesota Law & Politics and Twin Cities Business Monthly. He is a recipient of the 2017 AICPA Outstanding Discussion Leader Award which honors highly rated instructors nationwide. Outside of the office, Steve keeps his performance skills sharp by continuing to play the occasional trumpet gig. He says his favorite activities are music, biking, golf, and travel.


University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, Bachelors of Science in Business, Accounting Emphasis

Specialty Areas

Mergers and Acquisitions
Stock and Other Incentive Based Compensation
Multi-State Taxation
Representing taxpayers before various taxing authorities
LLC Structuring and Operations
Executive and Owner Compensation Planning and Facilitation
Strategic Planning and Buy-sell Planning
Estate and Trust Tax Planning and Compliance – For High Net Worth Individuals


Manufacturing & Distribution
Real Estate
Professional Services
Venture Capital

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