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Jerard J. Jensen
33 East Main Street, Suite 300
P.O. Box 1379
Madison, WI 53701-1379
Phone: (608) 258-7123
Fax: (608) 258-7138

Commercial Finance
Jerard Jensen is the Managing Shareholder of the Madison office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek. A substantial segment of his finance law practice involves representation of borrowers and lenders in secured and unsecured business finance transactions.


  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1978; Research & Writing Editor, Wisconsin Law Review; Order of the Coif
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, B.S., cum laude, 1975
  • New York City Urban Fellowship, 1973-74


  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Awards & Distinctions

  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in Litigation - Banking & Finance (2013-2015)
  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®

Representative Work

  • Construction financing.
  • Mortgage financing.
  • Industrial development revenue bonds.
  • Health facilities revenue bonds.
  • Asset-based (inventory, receivables and intangibles) revolving and term credit
  • Venture and mezzanine capital and leveraged buy-outs
  • Credit lease financing
  • Letters of Credit
  • Revolving Credit and Lines of Credit

Professional Associations

  • Dane County Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Articles and Presentations

  • Fudiciary Duties of Non-Profit Boards and Board Members, (October 2012)
  • Corporate Governance Issues in Medical Professional Corporations, (June 2012)
  • Focus on Merger and Acquisition Considerations in the Health Care Industry, presenter, Health Care Happenings Conference (September 27, 2011)
  • Fiduciary Duties of Directors of Non-Profit Associations, (June 2011)
  • Doing Business in the Current Economy: Managing Credit Risk, presenter, Focus on Business Webinar Series (April 21, 2009)