Joscelyn (Josie) Cekola Boucher, a partner with Warner Norcross + Judd LLP, has been named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
The American Bar Foundation is a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. Boucher was nominated by peers and elected by the board of the ABF.
Fellows are limited to 1% of licensed lawyers in a jurisdiction. Established in 1955, Fellows support the research of the ABF through annual contributions and sponsor seminars and events of direct relevance to the legal profession.
Boucher is the executive partner in charge of the firm’s Kalamazoo office and chairs the firm's Funds and Investments Services Practice Group. Her practice focuses on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on representing emerging growth companies in all stages of development. She counsels clients on a variety of business transactions, such as venture capital financing, private placements, strategic alliances, research and development, technology licensing and acquisition, international business, clinical and pre-clinical study agreements, and supply, distribution and manufacturing contracts. Boucher also represents venture capital funds in connection with fundraising, investment and other transactions.
Boucher is a member of the Kalamazoo Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan and American Bar Association. She was named as a Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star from 2009 to 2015, one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s 2019 “Women in the Law” and one of the Best Lawyers in America in the securities/capital markets law category this year.
Boucher holds a bachelor’s degree with distinction from the University of Michigan and her doctor of jurisprudence from the University of Michigan Law School.
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