Jay B. Strayer

Jay B. Strayer

Business Services, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate, Trusts and Estates

(630) 221-1755 | jstrayer@huckbouma.com


  • University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas, 1969
  • The University of Kansas, 1971
  • University of Kansas, 1964
    B.A., Major: Economics

Associations & Memberships

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Village of Glen Ellyn, 1998 – 2003 Trustee
  • Village of Glen Ellyn, Plan Commission Vice Chair
  • University of Kansas Law School
    Board of Governors (2020-2024)
    Member: KU Chancellor’s Club
    Alumni Assn President’s Club


  • Illinois

Jay B. Strayer focuses his legal practice on corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. Jay also counsels individuals and business owners in their estate planning, probate, and commercial real estate transactional needs.
Jay was a principal in the law firm of Fewkes Wentz & Strayer in Naperville, Illinois until his firm merged with Huck Bouma in 2007. Prior to entering the private practice of law, Jay was Assistant General Counsel of McGraw-Edison Company, where he directed the activities of the corporate legal staff. Jay was also General Counsel and Secretary of Atcor, Inc., a publicly traded manufacturer and distributor of steel conduit pipe and related products. Jay was also Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of The Jepson Corporation, a diversified holding company that operated ten manufacturing subsidiaries.

Jay is a retired U.S. Naval Reserve Officer (Commander), specializing in defense logistics and contract administration, and served as Commanding Officer of two Naval Reserve Units. He has served his community as a trustee of the Village of Glen Ellyn from 1998-2003, and currently is Vice Chair of the Plan Commission. Jay and his family are longtime residents of Glen Ellyn.

Beginning in 2020, Jay has been appointed to a four year term on the Board of Governors of the University of Kansas Law School.