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Sanford Lawrence Dow

Commercial real estate Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 30 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 29 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1993
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1995
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Sanford

Learn Sanford’s areas of practice.

Mr. Dow's practice involves litigating commercial disputes, as well as representing clients in various real estate and business transactions.   Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, Commercial Real Estate Law, and Residential Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (one of only 6 Texas lawyers triple board certified in those same three 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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Dow Golub Remels & Gilbreath, PLLC
2700 Post Oak Blvd.
Suite 1750
Houston, TX, 77056

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Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2013
Best Attorney with Proven Results
Sandy has represented my Real Estate business for well over a decade now. My confidence in his ability and results have never been surpassed by any other attorneys I have met or have hired. He will represent you with a no nonsense approach and does not waste time in meetings or correspondence. He has had a high rate of success for us since the mid 90's. Sandy has had impressive results for some difficult cases. My first contact with him was due to poor representation from 2 other law firms in a long draw out case with a National fast food chain. Sandy was fantastic and of course we did win our case.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 525-525 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Dow Golub Remels & Gilbreath, PLLC
  • 2001 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Dow Cogburn & Friedman, P.C.
  • 1995 - 2001


  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Columbia University
  • MA - Master of Arts
  • 1989
  • George Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts (with Special Honors)
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Fazio vs. Cypress/GR Houston I, LP
  • Subsequently reversed by Court of Appeals on technical issues.
  • Schultea vs. Benyon
  • Jury Decision for Client
  • Sanchez vs. Southampton Civic Club, Inc.,
  • Judgment for Homeowners Association


  • Houston Real Estate Lawyers Council
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Texas Board of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Listed in areas of Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly
  • 2021
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyers in Houston
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Attorneys in Houston
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2018
  • Board Certified - Residential Real Estate Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2017
  • Board Certified - Civil Trial Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2014
  • Board Certified - Commercial Real Estate Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2009
  • Professionals on the Fast Track
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2005
  • Leading Articles Editor
  • SMU Law Review
  • 1993
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Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Partition of Real Property Under Texas Law: A Primer
  • 1998

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Sanford
Real estate Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Stellar lawyer. Knows his stuff, and isn't afraid to try cases."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sandy is a fantastic lawyer -- extremely diligent, professional and capable."

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Houston Commercial real estate Lawyer Sanford Lawrence Dow
Sanford Lawrence Dow
Commercial real estate Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 30 years