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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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Announcements
  • Chambers USA recognized Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC for its national Environmental Practice in 2016, observing that the firm is "increasingly recognized for its representation of both public and private sector clients on a range of matters, including permitting issues, EPA negotiations and cost recovery suits," and is "particularly active in surface water contamination litigation."
  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC was again named a "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News and Best Lawyers for 2016.
  • Bill Jackson is co-chairing LSI's Advanced Natural Resource Damages Program in Santa Fe, New Mexico on July 14-15, 2016.
  • John Gilmour will present at Law Seminars International's 10 th Annual Advanced Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages, "Best Strategies and Tactics to Handle Large, Complex NRD Cases," July 14-15, Santa Fe, NM. For more information, please go to https://www.lawseminars.com/detail.php?SeminarCode=16NRDNM.
  • Bill Jackson will present at Law Seminars International's 10 th Annual Advanced Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages, "Best Strategies and Tactics to Handle Large, Complex NRD Cases," July 14-15, Santa Fe, NM. For more information, please go to https://www.lawseminars.com/detail.php?SeminarCode=16NRDNM.
  • John Riley was named to "Best Lawyers" for Administrative Law in 2016.
  • John Riley, Bill Jackson, and Paul Sarahan were recognized as Leaders in the Environmental Field by Chambers USA 2016 Guide.
  • Bill Jackson will be presenting to the Conference of Western Attorneys General on July 19, 2016 at its annual meeting in Sun Valley, Idaho.
  • Bill Jackson, John Gilmour and Micheal Dobbs will be co-chairing the Contaminated Sediments Program at the American Association of Port Authorities' Energy & Environment program in Vancouver, BC on September 13, 2016.
  • Will Petit and Kenny Corley were named "Texas Rising Stars" by Super Lawyers in 2016.
  • Bill Jackson and John Riley were named to "Texas Super Lawyers" for Environmental Litigation for 2015.
  • Bill Jackson was again named a "Top Rated Lawyer in Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources" in the American Lawyer and The National Law Journal for 2015.