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Sanford Lawrence Dow

About me

Mr. Dow's practice involves litigating commercial disputes, as well as representing clients in various real estate and business transactions.   Board Certified in both Commercial Real Estate Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (one of only 9 Texas lawyers double board certified in those same two practice areas), Mr. Dow, who is also a licensed Texas Real Estate Salesman, is uniquely qualified to assist his transactional clients in avoiding common business traps which often result in unwanted litigation.  Having tried numerous jury and non-jury cases, Mr. Dow's background provides a basis for explaining how deals are developed and how agreements unravel.  He has represented clients in both stated and federal courts, and has appeared before the Texas Court of Appeals. 


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 34%
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 33%
  3. Real Estate: 33%



Hourly ($425/hour), Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Brian Pascal Cweren

    I endorse this lawyer. Sanford has a displayed a strong acumen in both litigation and real estate. He is prepared and knowledgeable. He is focused, driven and maintains his professionalism- staying on target. He is well regarded in the legal community among both judges and lawyers.


    Brian Cweren
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Geoffrey Alan Berg

    Stellar lawyer. Knows his stuff, and isn't afraid to try cases.


    Geoffrey Berg Intellectual property Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Dow Golub Remels & Beverly, LLP

Nine Greenway Plaza
Suite 500
Houston, TX, 77046


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199307/16/2016
DCInactive 199507/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerTexas Monthly2016
Listed in Areas of Commercial Litigation and Real Estate LawBest Lawyers in America2016
Listed in Commercial Litigation and Real EstateBest Lawyers in America (19th ed. 2013)2016
Top Lawyers in HoustonH Texas Magazine2016
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Board Certified - Civil Trial LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2014
Board Certified - Real Estate LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2009
Top Attorneys in HoustonHouston Magazine2006
Professionals on the Fast TrackH Texas Magazine2005
Leading Articles EditorSMU Law Review1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDow Golub Remels & Beverly, LLP2001 - Present
AttorneyDow Cogburn & Friedman, P.C.1995 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Board of Civil Trial and Appellate SpecialistsMember2015 - Present
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Houston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
District of Columbia BarMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sanchez vs. Southampton Civic Club, Inc.,Judgment for Homeowners Association
Fazio vs. Cypress/GR Houston I, LPSubsequently reversed by Court of Appeals on technical issues.
Schultea vs. BenyonJury Decision for Client
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Columbia University School of LawPolitical ScienceMA - Masters1989
George Washington UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts (with Special Honors)1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal EducationPartition of Real Property Under Texas Law: A Primer1998