Jeremy E. Burstein



Jeremy E. Burstein is an associate and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, based in the firm’s Detroit office, where he is a member of the firm’s Transactions Practice. Jeremy is admitted only in Illinois and is not admitted in Michigan.

Before joining Foley, Jeremy was an associate in the Chicago office of a law firm recognized for its corporate, intellectual property, litigation, M&A, private equity and restructuring work. Jeremy represented private equity clients in a variety of M&A deals (buy-side and sell-side deals involving public and private acquirors and targets, including special purpose acquisition companies, with deal values ranging from approximately $12 million to $11 billion) and general corporate advisory matters. Jeremy interfaced directly with clients, opposing counsel and third-party advisors in connection with preparing and negotiating various deal documents, including merger agreements, equity and asset purchase agreements, disclosure schedules and other ancillary transaction agreements. He performed and managed due diligence review processes and coordinated overall transaction processes through checklist drafting and other project management tools. Jeremy managed associate and paralegal teams working on various deal matters. He drafted various board resolutions and consents, bylaws and operating agreements, related amendments and other equity related documents with respect to incentive equity and general capitalization matters.

Previously, Jeremy was a summer associate for a law firm in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He researched and drafted memoranda on topics including local rules of civil procedure, methods of perfecting security interests in agricultural industries, police negligence case law, 42 U.S.C. § 1983 case law, legal standards for federal habeas corpus appeals and the validity of contracts entered into for illicit purposes. Jeremy drafted purchase agreements, promissory line of credit documents, demand notes, bills of sale, joint instructions for an escrow agent, letter of notice for earnout payments after closing, document requests for civil litigation, notices of objection to subpoena duces tecum, articles analyzing standing under Fair Housing Act private accommodation denials and client alerts regarding a new FOIA ruling. He observed and attended conference calls with opposing counsels, conference calls with buy-side counterparts in M&A transactions and a Rule 16 status conference.

Additionally, Jeremy was an intern for the Honorable Justice Brian K. Zahra in the Michigan Supreme Court, where he researched issues including legal malpractice, scoring variables for sentencing, whistle blower protection and DNA evidence. Jeremy also wrote memoranda summarizing cases and observed court proceedings including trials, motions and oral arguments.


  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2018)
    • Dean's Scholarship (merit-based)
    • Student attorney, Michigan Law Entrepreneurship Clinic
    • Fund associate & student attorney, University of Michigan, Ross Social Venture Fund
    • Contributing editor, Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law
    • 1L Oral Argument Competition Quarterfinalist
  • Michigan State University (B.A., 2014)
    • Political Science-Prelaw
    • Dean's List


  • Illinois

Jeremy is admitted only in Illinois and is not admitted in Michigan.