Bouaichi, Kristine J.

Kristine J. Bouaichi
Kristine J. Bouaichi

Practice Areas:
Business Succession Planning, Estate and Gift Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Prenuptial Agreements, Trust and Estate Litigation, Trusts and Estates

Firm: Ice Miller LLP
One American Square, Suite 2900 Indianapolis, IN 46282
Phone: (317) 236-5994 / Fax: (317) 592-4842
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Kristine Bouaichi chairs the Trusts and Estates Group. Her primary practice concentrations are in trust and estate planning and administration, wealth succession counseling, and charitable giving.

Kristine works with high-net-worth families, entrepreneurs, and other persons of influence in the community. She advises clients in a wide range of sophisticated trust and estate planning matters. Kristine consults with clients about integrating retirement plan benefits and other complex assets into their estate plans.

Kristine also counsels on a variety of collateral matters that relate to personal planning, including prenuptial agreements, real estate matters, and planning with closely-held entities.

Kristine’s practice includes representing beneficiaries of estate and trusts, assisting with filing objections, reviewing accountings and helping them to understand the terms of trust and testamentary instruments. She advises corporate trustees and individual fiduciaries regarding their responsibilities and works to defend and settle beneficiaries’ claims. When circumstances warrant, she guides clients through hearings and mediation.

Kristine works as the estate planning member of business succession teams to develop strategies that maximize the transfer of wealth to successive generations within a client’s stated objectives.

Originally from Columbus, Indiana, Kristine attended Indiana University-Bloomington where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She graduated from Stetson University College of Law, cum laude.

Kristine is admitted to practice law in the states of Indiana and Florida.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Indiana
  • United States District Court – Northern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court – Southern District of Indiana

Undergraduate School

  • Indiana University (Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 1989)

Law School

  • Stetson University College of Law (1998)

Professional Associations:

  • Indiana State Bar Association (Member)
  • Florida State Bar (Member)
  • Indiana State Bar Association (Probate Review Committee)

Awards and Recognitions:

  • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, Peer Review Ratings
  • Indiana Super Lawyers (Trusts and Estates, 2013 – 2015)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (Trusts and Estates, 2013 – 2015)
  • Victor O. Wehle Trial Advocacy Award, Stetson University College of Law

Community Involvement:

  • Easter Seals Crossroads, Finance Committee (2012 – present) and Endowment Committee (2011)
  • Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Planned Giving Committee, 2007 – present (Chair, 2010 – present)
  • Family Service of Central Indiana (now known as Families First), Board of Directors, 2003 – 2009 (Vice Chair and Executive Committee, 2007 – 2009), Planned Giving, Endowment, and Development Committees, 2000 – 2008