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Contaminated Real Estate Transactions

At Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC, our environmental transactional attorneys bring decades of 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 long 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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  • Bill Jackson will present "Legal and Strategic Considerations in Settling Large Sites" to the Law Seminars International Natural Resource Damages conference in Santa Fe, NM on July 16 & 17, 2015.  For more information regarding this presentation and/or conference, please click here.
  • Presentation at the Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC shareholder John Hagan was awarded the 2015 Excellence in Public Interest Award for pro bono service in the field of public interest law.
  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC was again named a "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News and Best Lawyers in 2015.
  • Bill Jackson has again been honored as a leading Environmental Litigator by Chambers and Partners' 2015 Chambers USA Guide.
  • Lori Warner was again named to "The Best Lawyers in America" in the Environmental practice area for 2015.
  • As part of a pro bono team, Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs partner John Hagan obtained a landmark decision from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals that fundamentally changes the process for certifying juveniles to stand trial as adults in the State of Texas.
  • Bill Jackson was named to "Texas Super Lawyers" for Environmental Litigation again for 2014.
  • Will Petit and Kenny Corley were again named "Texas Rising Stars" by Super Lawyers in 2015.
  • 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 and Lori Warner were honored in the Texas Lawyer as "Top Rated Lawyers in Texas" and A/V preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.