Jenner & Block

Firm Assists Iconic Chicago Church in Pipe Organ Rebuilding Project

Jenner & Block Partner Andrew J. Olejnik and Associate Ian N. Bushner recently represented Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago in an important pro bono matter. The team assisted in negotiating and documenting a multi-year contract for a custom-built pipe organ for the church’s sanctuary.  Fourth Presbyterian Church is one of the oldest and most revered churches in Chicago and is known for its presentation of concerts and other musical events, in conjunction with and in addition to, its worship programs.  According to the church’s website, its pipe organ is the second largest instrument in the city, second only to the organ at the University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Chapel.  The contract required major revisions with some unusual specifications and provisions, but revisions were successfully negotiated and documented by year’s end in accordance with the Church’s timetable.  The organ maker will begin designing the organ in the first part of this year, with installation in the sanctuary expected in late 2015

Mr. Olejnik is a member of theFirm’s Bankruptcy, Workout and Corporate Reorganization Practice.  He has represented a broad range of clients in bankruptcy-related and non-bankruptcy financial restructuring/workout matters, including hedge funds, secured creditors, creditors’ committees, equity committees, Chapter 11 trustees and examiners, liquidating trusts, debtors’ parent corporations, and borrowers

Mr. Bushner is a member of the Firm’s Corporate, Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity/Investment Funds, Real Estate Securities, and Securities Practices.  He focuses his practice on meeting the corporate and transactional needs of public and private companies with respect to capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, investment transactions and general corporate counseling.