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Contaminated Real Estate Transactions

At Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC, our environmental transactional attorneys bring decades of combined experience in sorting out and effectively dealing with the complications that contamination presents in a real estate transaction.

Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC identifies environmental risk and adds significant value in corporate and real estate transactions. Because multiple environmental laws and regulations assign environmental liability based on ownership status, businesses must consider environmental risks to effectively value corporate and real estate transactions. We have represented clients, including governmental and institutional landowners, landlords and tenants, operators, and real estate developers in transactions involving potentially contaminated properties.

Our environmental lawyers engage in an extensive business practice advising on the environmental aspects of corporate and real estate transactions. We are knowledgeable in all aspects of environmental due diligence, including evaluating Phase I and Phase II reports, environmental site assessments, agency records, and facility data to identify potential environmental liabilities. When technical investigations are needed, we have existing relationships with and the knowledge to recommend top-quality environmental professionals to assist in developing the scope of investigation and facilitate the client's understanding of the results.

We have extensive experience in negotiating and drafting environmental components of purchase and sale agreements and commercial leases, environmental indemnities, remediation agreements, access agreements, and consulting services contracts to address issues identified during environmental due diligence. We also can assist clients with evaluating environmental insurance products to address unknown environmental risks.

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Announcements
  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC has been selected as a 2014 "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News and Best Lawyers.
  • Lori Warner has been named among "Texas Best Lawyers" for 2014 by U.S. News and Best Lawyers.
  • Bill Jackson has been honored as a 2014 "Leader in the Field" of Environmental Litigation by Chambers USA.
  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC, lead counsel for the State of New Jersey in the Passaic River litigation, is proud to announce the entry of $165 Million in settlements for the State of New Jersey on the Passaic River.
  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC was selected by US News as a "Best Law Firm" for 2013.
  • Bill Jackson was recognized as a leading Environmental Litigator and a Leading Lawyer for Business by Chambers and Partners' 2013 Chambers USA Guide.
  • Bill Jackson to present on Sediment Mega-Sites at the ABA Section of Litigation Environmental, Mass Torts and Products Liability Litigation Committees' Joint CLE Seminar from January 30-February 1, 2014.
  • Will Petit and Kenny Corley were again named "Texas Rising Stars" by Super Lawyers.
  • Lori Warner was selected for 2013 Best Lawyers America in the practice area of Environmental Law.
  • Lori Warner and Bill Jackson were named "Top Rated Lawyers in Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources" in the American Lawyer and the National Law Journal.
  • Bill Jackson to discuss strategies of putting an NRD case to trial at LSI's Natural Resource Damages seminar in Washington, DC on February 6-7, 2014.  For more information http://www.lawseminars.com/seminars/14NRDDC.php
  • Bill Jackson was named a Texas Super Lawyer in Environmental Litigation in the Super Lawyers Business 2013 Edition.
  • Bill Jackson and Lori Warner were honored in the Texas Lawyer as "Top Rated Lawyers in Texas" again in 2013.