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James M. Roche, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Federal Tax, Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Stocks and Stockholders. Member of McDermott, Will & Emery.


Roche, James McMillan was born on April 16, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of James Michael and Louise Cullen (McMillan) Roche.


College of the Holy Cross (Bachelor of Arts, 1956). Harvard University (Bachelor of Laws, 1959). Georgetown University (Master of Laws, 1962).


Worked at McDermott, Will & Emery (Chicago, Illinois) specializing in General Practice (including Corporate, Employee Benefits, Estate Planning, Health, Litigation and Tax Law). Admitted to the bar, 1959, Michigan (Inactive). 1963, Illinois.

Member: Chicago, Illinois State and American Bar Assns.

State Bar of Michigan. McDermott, Will & Emery is an international law firm founded in 1934. Originally a Chicago tax law practice, the firm has established a full-service presence in seven domestic and three international offices with more than 600 attorneys.

Clients include large corporations and individuals as well as small and medium-sized businesses. The firm represents a wide range of industrial, financial and commercial enterprises, both publicly and privately held. Firm attorneys represent clients in every state as well as numerous foreign jurisdictions.


Chairman Chicago Economic Development Corporation, 1979-1981. President Village of Kenilworth, Illinois, 1982-1985. Board directors St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, 1987-1997.

Served to captain United States Air Force, 1959-1962. Member American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Michigan Bar Association, Glen View (Illinois) Golf Club, Monroe Club (Chicago), The Boulders Club (Arizona), Desert Forest Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, Indian art, wine.


Married Laura Jane McMillion, October 27, 1962. Children: James, Laura, David, Elizabeth.