J. William Boucher

Tel | 414.276.5000




  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Marquette University (B.S., cum laude)

J. William Boucher

Business Minded. Purpose Driven.

Willie is a member of the firm’s Business Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax Advice, Planning, and Controversy, and Estate and Succession Planning Practice Groups. As a Certified Public Accountant and a former banker, Willie is able to analyze financial statements and tax returns to improve his understanding of how a business operates in order to provide customized legal solutions. Willie enjoys helping business owners and individuals problem solve, build their businesses, and plan for the future.

Willie Assists Clients With

  • Mergers, acquisitions, and recapitalizations of businesses
  • Business entity formation and organization, including drafting and negotiating operating agreements and shareholder agreements
  • Business succession planning
  • Tax-exempt organizations
  • Complex commercial contract negotiations and drafting

Experience/Representative Client Work

  • Tax Consultant at a Big Four accounting firm
  • Legal Extern at the IRS Chief Counsel’s Office
  • Student Attorney at the University of Wisconsin Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic
  • Corporate Banker at a large regional bank

Professional Associations & Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member, Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association
  • Young Professionals Committee, Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, ACG Next Gen


  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Wisconsin
  • Dean’s List, Marquette University

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Herbivorous Acres
  • Volunteer, Milwaukee Justice Center

Articles and Publications

  • “LLCs and Standing to Sue: Wisconsin Supreme Court Weighs In” State Bar of Wisconsin, Business Law Section Blog, website article (December 2, 2019)
  • Author, “Suiting the Needs of the Client: Modifying the WB-17 Offer to Purchase,” State Bar of Wisconsin, Business Law Section Blog, website article (August 13, 2018)
  • Author, “Avoiding Pitfalls When Adding Sweat Equity Members in an LLC,” website article (September 15, 2017)