James F. Bohrer



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    • Indiana University
      Maurer School of Law
      Bloomington, Indiana 1982
      Honors: Magna Cum Laude
    • Indiana University
      Bloomington, Indiana, 1979
      Major: Accounting

    Bar Admissions:

    • Indiana
    • U.S. District Court
      Southern District of Indiana
    • U.S. Tax Court
James F. Bohrer, Partner at Clendening Johnson & Bohrer, P.C., has practiced law in Indiana for 30+ years and concentrates on estate planning and probate, real estate transactions and real estate development, zoning, business law, and tax protests and appeals. Mr. Bohrer is admitted to Indiana State Courts as well as the United States Tax Court. He is Board Certified as a Trust and Estate Lawyer by the Trust and Estate Certification Board of the Indiana State Bar Association.
Mr. Bohrer is past president of the Hoosier Hills Estate Planning Counsel. He is serves as a faculty member for various educational seminars in real estate development, business succession planning, and estate and probate matters. Mr. Bohrer is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is also an associate member of the Indiana Certified Public Accountants Society. Mr. Bohrer also serves on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Trust and Estate Specialty Board of the Indiana State Bar Association.
Mr. Bohrer is an Indiana native and has lived in Bloomington for over 30 years. He is a magna cum laude graduate of the Indiana University Mauer School of Law.

Representative Clients

  • Bloom Insurance Agency, LLC
  • Fine Light, Inc.
  • Beazer Homes, Inc.
  • Monroe County Building Association, Inc.
  • Gentry Development Company, Inc.
  • T. A. Fuller Homes, Inc.
  • Oliver Wine Co., Inc.
  • Hirons, Inc.
  • Renaissance Rentals, LLC

Certifications / Specialties

  • Board Certified Indiana Trust & Estate Lawyer
  • Trust & Estate Specialty Board
  • Indiana State Bar Association

Classes / Seminars Taught

  • Probate Update, Indiana State Bar Association Solo & Small Firm Conference
  • Stone Belt Empowered Learning Series concerning Adult Sibling Responsibilities in Families with Special Needs
  • Faculty Member, Numerous Seminars on Estate Planning and Probate Matters
  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
  • Selected Estate Planning Topics
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • Family Business Succession Planning
  • Indiana Society of Public Accountants, South Central Chapter
  • Business Succession Planning and Family Business Planning, Role Reversal-Dealing with Aging Parents
  • Hoosier Hills Estate Planning Council
  • Advantages of Deferred Gifts, Board of Directors, Amethyst House, Inc.
  • Monroe County Building Association
  • No-Lien Construction Contracts, Builder’s Primer for Choice of Entity, Statutory Warranties on New Home Construction, Guarding Against Consumer Claims Under the Home Improvement Act

Pro Bono Activities

  • Master Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation (Director 2012 to 2016)
  • Indiana University Kelley School of Business Mentor
    Career Planning Students (2003 to 2015)
  • Amethyst House, Inc. Board of Directors (2002-2011) – Recipient Revered High Laughlin Award for Devoted Service 2013
  • Executive Committee Member and Chair of Finance Committee (2002-2008)
  • Community Foundation Bloomington Monroe County Professional Adviser Council (2014 – Present)

Honors and Awards

  • President’s Award, 1998, Monroe County Building Association
  • Super Lawyers 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016

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Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
    Real Property Probate & Trust Section, Elder Law Section, Practice Management Section
  • Indiana State Bar Association
    Probate, Trust & Real Property Section and Elder Law Section
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
    Member, Tax Law Special Interests Group
  • Indiana Certified Public Accountants Society
    Associate Member
  • Hoosier Hills Estate Planning Council
    President, 2010-2011
    Member, Board of Directors, 2007-2011
  • Monroe County, Indiana, Lake Watershed Task Force, 1996
    Member appointed by the Monroe County Commissioners
  • Monroe County Building AssociationAssociate Member