Vincent S. Oleszkiewicz is a partner in the Chicago office of Leech Tishman and is a member of the Environmental, Safety & Toxic Torts and Corporate Practice Groups. Vince 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, dispute resolution and transactional matters.
During the course of his 30-year career, Vince 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. Vince 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.
Duane Morris LLP
Baker & McKenzie LLP
Mayer, Brown & Platt
Justice Daniel P. Ward, Supreme Court of Illinois
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Attorney
Illinois Super Lawyer (Environmental), Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine (2005-2007, 2012)
Illinois Leading Lawyer (Environmental), Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (2004-2013)
Leading Lawyer (Environmental), Midwest Real Estate News (2012)
Top Attorneys in Illinois, Environmental Law, Chicago Magazine (2013)
Oleskiewicz, Vincent S. “Environmental Protection Agency Issues Final Rule on Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Exclusion for Solvent-Contaminated Rags, Industrial Wipes, and Shop Towels.” Leech Tishman Environmental, Safety & Toxic Torts Practice Group Alert, August 2013.
Oleszkiewicz, Vincent S. “Vapor Intrusion: Significant Changes in Environmental Litigation and Liability.” Leech Tishman Environmental, Safety & Toxic Torts Practice Group Alert, February 2013.
Oleszkiewicz, Vincent S. “The Advent of Climate Change Litigation Against Corporate Defendants.” BNA Environmental Reporter, Vol. 35., No. 45, November 12, 2004.
Oleszkiewicz, Vincent S. “Liability for LUSTs: An Illinois Perspective.” 88 Illinois Bar Journal, 556 (October 1998)
Speeches & Presentations
“Addressing Environmental Issues in Purchase and Sale Agreements,” Real Estate Purchases & Sales Agreements (March 2009)
“Addressing Environmental Issues in Purchase and Sale Agreements,” Advanced Real Estate Purchases & Sales Agreements (March 2008)
“Legislative History of the Innocent Landowner Defense,” ASTM Standards for Environmental Site Assessments (1993)