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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 payments topics.

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.







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