In Memoriam

James Shumka

We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of our friend and colleague, James Shumka, on August 23, 2022. He was only 58.

James was a founding principal of Legacy Tax + Trust Lawyers and was instrumental in its formation in 2000. In fact, James coined our name.

James was a universally respected tax lawyer who excelled at devising and implementing creative legal and tax solutions for clients. He was a consummate professional, an exceptional colleague and a true gentleman. James was a delight to work alongside.

James was also a devoted husband and father, and is survived by his wife Susan and their sons Trevor and Adam and Adam’s fiancée, Emily Thorpe. Everyone who knew James will know how proud he was of both boys and their successes. James enjoyed sports, especially baseball and hockey, spending time on the water, and discussions over an excellent meal.

We at Legacy will greatly miss James and the grace, humility and dignity he brought to every interaction.