Jacqueline M. Vidmar

Jacqueline M. Vidmar

Jacqueline M. Vidmar

Recognized for her client service, Ms. Vidmar is dedicated to meeting clients’ business objectives and solving complex matters creatively and cost-effectively.

With more than thirty years of environmental law experience, Jacquie Vidmar brings a wealth of knowledge to transactional and regulatory matters and disputes.  Clients rely on her to assess and manage environmental risks and achieve practical solutions tailored to their business goals.  Ms. Vidmar was formerly a partner and vice-chair of the environmental and energy practice group of a large national law firm. Ms. Vidmar excels in:

  • Complex regulatory permitting and compliance matters, especially Clean Air Act requirements, including new source review and PSD obligations
  • Defense of governmental enforcement actions by state and federal agencies under the Clean Air Act, CERCLA, RCRA and state laws
  • Contaminated property disputes, including navigating and interpreting provisions of purchase and sale agreements and indemnities
  • Remediation and brownfields development
  • Due diligence in real estate and corporate transactions
  • Special regulations applicable to certain substances and wastes, including asbestos, lead and pharmaceutical waste

Ms. Vidmar represents companies in a variety of industries throughout the United States, assisting manufacturers, public utilities, power generators, health care and pharmaceuticals companies, real estate portfolio managers and institutional investors.

Honors and Recognition

  • Chambers & Partners
  • Lawdragon Magazine’s “New Stars, New Worlds” List
  • Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers (2022 Lawyer of the Year – Chicago in Environmental Law)

Professional and Community Service

  • Former Chair, Chicago Committee (aka the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms)
  • Former Board Member, Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago
  • Volunteer, Constitutional Law Society- Lawyers in the Classroom
Jacqueline M. Vidmar

Northwestern University Pritzker School of  Law, J.D., 1988

University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1985

Bar & Court Admissions

Illinois Bar

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

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