Vincent Oleszkiewicz

Vincent Oleszkiewicz

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (312) 876-6687
Fax: (312) 876-6212

Primary Office

Chicago
161 North Clark Street
Suite 4200
Chicago, IL 60601

Vincent Oleszkiewicz

Partner

Vincent S. Oleszkiewicz focuses his practice in the area of environmental law, including all aspects of domestic and international environmental regulation, permitting and compliance, advising clients on environmental issues in real estate transactions, dispute resolution and corporate transactional matters. During the course of his 30-year career, Vincent has litigated environmental matters that include CERCLA/Superfund actions and private and governmental cost recovery actions, RCRA litigation, groundwater contamination and toxic tort cases. He has represented corporate clients in administrative proceedings before local, state and federal environmental agencies and in complex environmental litigation in state and federal courts. He regularly provides environmental compliance counseling and guidance to manufacturing and construction companies, as well as in real estate and corporate transactions with regard to all aspects of federal and state environmental regulations and requirements including air emissions, water usage and discharge, soil impacts, and waste disposal in the context of manufacturing, operations, construction, real estate ownership and acquisition. Vincent also advises clients on appropriate due diligence requirements in acquisitions and divestitures of real estate and avoidance of potential environmental liability.

Vincent has been involved in several energy projects, and has advised clients on appropriate regulatory requirements associated with permitting, water acquisition, land use regulation and obtaining the appropriate operating and construction permits necessary for successful project implementation.

Over the past 10 years, Vincent has delivered several Continuing Legal Education presentations to in-house counsel at multi-national Fortune 50 companies on environmental issues of relevance including environmental due diligence standards, the drafting or purchase agreements and leases to best protect against environmental liability, vapor intrusion, fracking, soil, air and groundwater contamination issues, and the most efficient and practical solution to potentially complex environmental problems facing the regulated community.

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Member of U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" National Tier 1 ranked Environmental Law Practice

Named to the "Leading Lawyer (Real Estate)" list by Midwest Real Estate News (2017)

Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Named to the "Illinois Super Lawyer (Environmental)" list by Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine (2005, 2007, 2012-2016)

Named to the "Illinois Leading Lawyer (Environmental)" list by Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (2004-2016)

Named to the "Leading Lawyer (Environmental)" list by Midwest Real Estate News (2012)

Named to the "Leading Suburban Lawyer, Business Law" list by The Daily Herald (2016)

Named to the "Top Attorneys in Illinois, Environmental Law" list by Chicago Magazine (2013)

Education

J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 1982

B.A., Michigan State University, 1979, cum laude

Bar Admissions

Illinois

Vincent S. Oleszkiewicz focuses his practice in the area of environmental law, including all aspects of domestic and international environmental regulation, permitting and compliance, advising clients on environmental issues in real estate transactions, dispute resolution and corporate transactional matters. During the course of his 30-year career, Vincent has litigated environmental matters that include CERCLA/Superfund actions and private and governmental cost recovery actions, RCRA litigation, groundwater contamination and toxic tort cases. He has represented corporate clients in administrative proceedings before local, state and federal environmental agencies and in complex environmental litigation in state and federal courts. He regularly provides environmental compliance counseling and guidance to manufacturing and construction companies, as well as in real estate and corporate transactions with regard to all aspects of federal and state environmental regulations and requirements including air emissions, water usage and discharge, soil impacts, and waste disposal in the context of manufacturing, operations, construction, real estate ownership and acquisition. Vincent also advises clients on appropriate due diligence requirements in acquisitions and divestitures of real estate and avoidance of potential environmental liability.

Vincent has been involved in several energy projects, and has advised clients on appropriate regulatory requirements associated with permitting, water acquisition, land use regulation and obtaining the appropriate operating and construction permits necessary for successful project implementation.

Over the past 10 years, Vincent has delivered several Continuing Legal Education presentations to in-house counsel at multi-national Fortune 50 companies on environmental issues of relevance including environmental due diligence standards, the drafting or purchase agreements and leases to best protect against environmental liability, vapor intrusion, fracking, soil, air and groundwater contamination issues, and the most efficient and practical solution to potentially complex environmental problems facing the regulated community.