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Jeffery D. Jeep

3023 N. Clark Street #214

Chicago, IL 60657






Jeff's environmental and natural resources practice includes sophisticated transactional work that extends over a broad range of areas, including: bankruptcy, construction, contract, corporate compliance issues, eminent domain, environmental, land use, municipal, nuisance, real estate, partnership, employment and insurance. Among other experience, Jeff has dealt with environmental laws across the United States and Canada, at the federal, state/provincial and local levels of government. Jeff’s extensive experience has contributed to a strategic insight, a skill in navigating through complexity to achieve the client’s objectives in a cost-effective manner.


​Jeff’s professional expertise includes representing clients on government contracting issues, and negotiating with regulatory agencies (defense of air, water, and/or hazardous substance, OSHA enforcement claims and toxic tort claims arising from alleged environmental exposures), thus making him equally sensitive to the perspective of the policy maker and politician. Jeff possesses an acute ability to intercede on opposing points of view. His high standards and emphasis on quality allow him to put forth superior service. He regularly lectures and publishes on environmental compliance, superfund cost recovery and redevelopment of environmentally impaired real property (“brownfields”).


University of London, England, 1977 Ð 1978, History/Politics

Northern Illinois University, B.A., Cum Laude, 1979, History/Political Science

Loyola University Law School, J.D., 1982.


Illinois, 1982; Massachusetts, 1994.


Northern District of Illinois


American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar
Association, DuPage County Bar Association, Lake County Bar Association, Chicago
Bar Association; Urban Land Institute.



Alternative Strategies for Management of Medical and Infectious Waste
Boston, MA, 1990

Superfund Cost Recovery Ð Archeological and Forensic Techniques for Identifying Insurance Policies and Responsible Parties,
Washington D.C.,1990

The Inter-Governmental Aspects of Environmental Law, A Garbage Lawyer's Perspective
New York, NY, 1991

The Policy Implications of Assumptions Regarding Risk: A Critical Analysis of Mandatory Recycling and The Planning Model
Boston, MA, 1992

Response to Request For Comments by Office of the Vice Chairman Legislative
Commission on Solid Waste Management on
Albany, NY,1992

Moving Beyond the Slogan, The Less Attractive Side of "Smart Growth"
Lake Forest, IL, 2000

From Brownfields to Greenfields, Green Lawns and Playing Fields: Environmental Issues Affecting the Waukegan Lakefront Redevelopment Illinois Beach Resort & Conference Center, 2002

The Effective Use of Home Rule Authority To Promote Brownfield Redevelopment
Chicago, Illinois 2003

Strategies for Avoiding Mold Litigation in Real Estate Transactions Ð Lesson Learned from CERCLA
Chicago, Illinois, 2003

Making Waves in Waukegan: Charting a New Course for the Downtown and Lakefront Lambda Alpha Luncheon,
Chicago Athletic Association.
Chicago, Illinois, 2003

Urban Land Institute: advisory panel member and co-author of findings and
recommendations regarding the economic redevelopment of
Bridgeport, CT, 2005

Urban Land Institute: advisory panel member and co-author of findings and
recommendations regarding the redevelopment of the Boise Cascade property in
Salem, Oregon, 2006