Jim provides thoughtful, comprehensive succession plans for clients who are business owners. Jim assists clients in estate planning, including the preparation of trusts, Wills and advanced directives. Jim will prepare estate planning documents which are understandable and tailored to meet the needs of his clients. Jim also counsels business owners regarding mergers, acquisitions, and the sale of businesses, as well as clients interested in starting new businesses. Jim has formed hundreds of business entities and has routinely helped clients with the sale or purchase of real estate, both commercial and domestic. In addition, Jim has extensive experience in preparing federal estate tax returns and in counseling clients in Medicaid planning and transactions related to it.

Education

Creighton University (J.D.) Marquette University (B.S.)

Professional & Community Activity

Professional

  • Admitted to practice before the Nebraska, Indiana & U.S. District Courts (Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana), the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and all Indiana state courts
  • Member of the La Porte County, Indiana State, Nebraska State, and American Bar Associations
  • Master Fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation

Community Activity

  • La Porte Chamber of Commerce, past Board member and Chair Chair
  • Greater La Porte Economic Development Corporation, past Board Member
  • La Porte Hospital Foundation, past Board Member and Chair
  • La Porte Fire Merit Commission, past member
  • Board of Trustees of LaLumiere School, past Board Member and Chair
  • Unity Foundation of La Porte, current Board Member
  • La Porte Business Improvement District, Current Member
  • Former Volunteer Judge, La Porte Teen Court