Jay D. Stein

Partner

As a founding partner of Stein & Stein, Ltd., Jay Stein has successfully represented individuals in all aspects of family law litigation, including valuation and disposition of high value business interests, maintenance, and child concerns such as support, custody, and visitation.  He has regularly dealt with complicated issues such as the tracing of pre-marital/non-marital asset ownership, family trusts, and the like. He has been recognized in Illinois as both a “Leading Lawyer” and “Super Lawyer.”  Jay is a respected authority in the field of family law and contributes to the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Family Law practice handbook.

Since co-founding Stein & Stein, Ltd. in 1993, Jay has exclusively practiced family law, primarily representing high net worth clients.  However, before forming Stein & Stein, Ltd. in 1993, Jay was a litigation partner with Gould & Ratner, a leading Chicago law firm, working on a variety of litigation throughout the United States.  At Gould & Ratner, Jay led a team which, on behalf of two industry trade associations, successfully challenged  the Illinois Department of Revenue’s  interpretation of a sales tax exemption, prevailing 7-0 in the Illinois Supreme Court.  Van’s Material Co. vs. Department of Revenue, 131 Ill.2d 196 (189).  Before that, Jay was a judicial law clerk to Justice Robert J. Downing of the Illinois Appellate Court.

Jay is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.  He has completed the Divorce Mediation Training program at Northwestern University.