Jay Erens is a partner, and corporate and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He has over 50 years of experience in representing both individuals and business entities in a variety of complex business and financial matters.
Within those areas, he counsels on a broad range of activities, including the structuring and implementation of business and financial transactions, as well as litigation relating to those activities. Mr. Erens is a member of the firm’s Commercial Transactions & Business Counseling and Transactional & Securities Practices.
His activities touch on many areas of the law, including corporations, partnerships, and other business forms; banking; secured transactions; real estate; securities regulation; and federal and state income, gift, and estate taxation.
Mr. Erens focuses on the totality of a client’s legal needs, providing comprehensive services and the skills of himself and others in the manner that will most effectively meet clients’ objectives.
Mr. Erens received his law degree from Harvard Law School (L.L.B., 1959, magna cum laude) and his B.A. degree from Yale University (1956, summa cum laude). He served as law clerk to Justice John M. Harlan of the United States Supreme Court in 1959-60.
Mr. Erens is admitted to the bar in Illinois and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
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