Joseph W. Boucher

Neider & Boucher, S.C. Attorney


PO Box 5510 Madison, WI 53705 United States


Phone: (608) 661-4500 Fax: (608) 661-4510 Website:

Practice Areas

Business Law
Business Startups

Biographical Info

Joseph W. Boucher is a founding shareholder of the Madison law firm of Neider & Boucher, S.C. Having practiced law since January 1977, his practice has emphasized business legal planning for closely held businesses across various industries. Mr. Boucher received a B.A. from St. Norbert College and his JD and MBA from the University of Wisconsin. He currently teaches at the University of Wisconsin – Madison Business School. Mr. Boucher is also a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Boucher is a co-drafter of the original Chapter 183 for LLCs, the amendments to Chapter 183, the Next Economy Legislation of 2002, and the limited liability partnership law. He is currently a member of a committee revising Wisconsin’s LLC statute. He is author of Drafting LLC and Partnership Agreements, published by James Publications in August 2011. He is a co-author of Organizing a Wisconsin Business Corporation and the LLC’s and LLP’s: a Wisconsin Handbook. He has co-authored several articles in the Wisconsin Lawyer since 1993 with the most recent in July/August 2013 Vol. 86. No. 06, Choosing a Limited Liability Entity: Which Form is Best for Your Law Firm? ; December 2010 Vol. 83 No. 12, E-Legacy: Estate Planning for Digital Assets; August 2008 Vol. 81 No. 8, summarizing recent LLC developments and September 2005 Wisconsin Lawyer, Vol 78, no. 9, on the Gottsacker case; the first Wisconsin case on limited liability companies. He authored a series of articles on starting new technology companies for the Wisconsin Technology Network in 2007-2008. Since 2005 he has been named a Wisconsin Super Lawyer and Madison Magazine has consistently named him as one of Madison’s leading business attorneys. The aforementioned article on E-Legacy: etc was awarded the 2010 Charles Dunn Award as the best article in the Wisconsin Lawyer. In June 2010, Neider & Boucher, S. C. was honored as one of the top small businesses in Dane County. In August 2009, Edgewood High School honored him with one of their annual Alumni Appreciation Awards. In 2005 and 1993, the Wisconsin Small Business Administration named him the Wisconsin Small Business Advocate. In 2004, St. Norbert College named him a distinguished alumnus. In 2015, he was named a Leader in the Law by the Wisconsin Law Journal. Mr. Boucher is a member of the American Bar Association Fellows. Mr. Boucher continues to serve on boards of non-profits as well as for profit businesses. Mr. Boucher has been married for over 40 years to Atty. Susan De Groot. They have 3 adult children and five grandchildren.

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