James A. Boucher
Mr. Boucher received his
undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business in
1964, and his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1967. He
also is a graduate of the National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern
University (1977). He was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 1968.
Jim joined our firm in 2008 upon his retirement as Senior Vice President of JP
Morgan Chase (formerly National Bank of Detroit) after 40 years in the Trust
Jim specializes in the administration of large and complex estates and trusts.
He brings added expertise in fiduciary law, taxation and accounting as well as
experience in dealing with closely held businesses, real estate, art and
antiques, estate planning, achieving family harmony in wealth transfer and in
fiduciary litigation matters. Jimís practice with our firm will focus on these
areas of specialization and expertise.
Mr. Boucher is a member of the State Bar of Michigan-Probate and Estate
Planning, and Taxation Sections, the Oakland County Bar-Probate, Estate and
Trust (past chair) and Legislative Committees.
He is also a member of the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan
Detroit (past director), the Washtenaw Estate Planning Council, the Planned
Giving Roundtable of Southeast Michigan, the Leave a Legacy Steering Committee
and the Hundred Club of Detroit (director).
Jim has been a presenter at ICLE, National Graduate Trust School, Oakland County
Bar and JPMorgan Graduate Trust School.