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Practice Areas Mergers and Acquisitions
Corporate & Securities
Private Client Group
Trusts and Estates
Paul T. Jenson concentrates his varied practice in the areas of gaming, general corporate and securities matters, and estate planning.
Paul has extensive experience in counseling national and international casino owners, operators, suppliers and institutional investors in all aspects of gaming regulatory law, including licensing, mergers and acquisitions within the industry, financing arrangements, compliance plans and investigations. Paul has represented some of the world's largest gaming companies, as well as numerous domestic and foreign private equity funds, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds, institutional investors, governmental entities and other investors. He is also widely considered to be one of the leading lawyers in Illinois' burgeoning video gaming industry.
Paul has handled gaming matters in numerous jurisdictions, including Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Maryland, Colorado, British Columbia, Alberta and Mexico.
Paul is a frequent guest lecturer at Roosevelt University where he discusses various aspects of gaming law.
General Corporate and Securities
Paul's corporate and securities practice involves a wide spectrum of businesses, from private ventures to mature public companies. Paul assists these entities with acquisitions and dispositions, general corporate governance, compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002, public and private offerings of debt and equity, registration of securities for trading on national securities exchanges and SEC and other regulatory investigations.
Paul began his legal career as an estate planning attorney and continues to represent clients in all aspects of estate planning. Paul has also administered estates valued at up to $100 million. In addition to customary estate planning, Paul is knowledgeable about a variety of estate tax reduction techniques including family limited partnerships and LLCs, GRATs, QPRTs, various lifetime gift trusts, intentionally defective trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, QTIP trusts and installment sales. He also has prepared numerous estate tax returns, gift tax returns and trust income tax returns. Paul also has significant experience with not-for-profit companies, IRS Form 1023 and Form 990-PF.
FIRM POSITIONSShefsky & Froelich Ltd. Board of Directors
JD, 1996, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
BS, 1993, Marquette University, Business Administration
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC AFFILIATIONS
International Association of Gaming Attorneys
Lincoln Park Conservancy
- Board of Directors, Past Treasurer, Past Vice President
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Represent the Illinois Coin Machine Operators Association, Illinois Licensed Beverage Association, several gaming manufacturers, distributors and lenders in the Illinois video gaming industry.
Represent the owners of four of the nine operating casinos in Illinois.
Represented the purchasers of nine casinos in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada in a transaction valued at over $1 billion.
Represented a prospective investor in casino projects in New Mexico and Maryland.
Represent several entities with seats on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Represent prominent, multi-generational family from the Chicago area with respect to their estate planning.