Practice Areas

  • Environmental Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Trusts and Estates

Steven J. Lemon

stevenl@joneslemon.com

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Practice areas and experience

Steven’s 25 years as a lawyer includes extensive experience representing businesses and municipalities in environmental matters including litigation, defense of enforcement actions, regulatory compliance and risk management issues.  He regularly assists clients in assessing current and future environmental liabilities relating to operations, past and present.

He also regularly counsels closely-held businesses and provides legal services relating to business acquisitions, commercial and residential real estate transaction, and estate planning including succession planning. Steven frequently is retained by other lawyers to counsel on environmental matters associated with business transactions and municipal operations. 

Steven began his legal career at Winston & Strawn in Chicago, where his focus was environmental law.  His environmental-related resume before then includes a stint in the Water Division of the United States Environmental Protection Agency where he was the Illinois and Wisconsin Project Officer under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Education

Harvard University (Masters in Public Policy), 1990; University of Illinois, J.D., 1990; Bethel University, BA in chemistry, 1983.

Admitted to Practice

Illinois; the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; and the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

Professional associations

American, Illinois State and Kane County Bar Associations, the Environmental Risk Resources Association, and the Fox Valley Estate Planning Council.

Other activities

Board member and former chair of the National Alumni Board for the College of Arts and Sciences at Bethel University.