CARTER H. KLEIN, ESQ.
Carter Klein is a partner in Jenner &
Block’s Chicago office. He is a member of the Firm’s Corporate,
Commercial Law and Uniform Commercial Code, and Corporate Finance
Practices. Mr. Klein is AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell’s
highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability. He has
been listed in Chicago Magazine as one of Illinois Super Lawyers and is
a member of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers.
Mr. Klein concentrates his practice in financial transactions, Uniform
Commercial Code work, secured and unsecured lending, credit enhancement
issues and credit workouts, funds transfers, and financial institutions
work, acquisitions and international transactions.
Although Mr. Klein has counseled clients on matters under all articles
of the Uniform Commercial Code, on banking, lending and asset and stock
purchase transactions, he has developed extensive experience with
Article 5 of the Uniform Commercial Code – Letters of Credit. He
participated in the drafting process for that article and in the
drafting of the International Standby Practices 1998. He is Chair of the
Letter of Credit Subcommittee of the Uniform Commercial Code Committee
of the American Bar Association and a member of the editorial advisory
board of Documentary Credit World published by the Institute for
International Banking Law and Practice. He is a frequent lecturer,
writer and participant on letters of credit, secured lending and
Besides currently Chairing the ABA’s Letter of Credit Subcommittee, Mr.
Klein has served as Chair of the Commercial and Financial Transactions
Committee, Chicago Bar Association (2003-2004), Chair of the
International & Foreign Law Committee, Chicago Bar Association
(2000-2001), and Chair of the Consumer Credit Committee, Chicago Bar
Association (1993-1994). Mr. Klein attained his B.A. from the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1969) with highest distinction in
political science and Phi Beta Kappa honors. Mr. Klein graduated with a
ranking of first in his June 1972 graduating class from the University
of Illinois Law School, was a member of the University of Illinois Law
Forum and received the Order of the Coif. He worked with the Public
Defender of Champaign County, Illinois and clerked for two years after
law school graduation for the Hon. Justice Glenn K. Seidenfeld of the
Illinois Appellate Court, Second District. While practicing full time at
Jenner & Block, for five years he also served as Adjunct Professor of
Business Law at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business. He is the
liaison for the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association to
the Permanent Editorial Board of the Uniform Commercial Code.
Mr. Klein is co-editor with Daniel R. Murray and Donald R. Cassling of
three books published and updated each year by Thomson-West: Uniform
Laws Annotated -- Uniform Commercial Code Forms and Materials; Illinois
Practice -- Uniform Commercial Code Forms Annotated; and Uniform
Commercial Code with Illinois Code Comments.