Sanford L. Dow

Top rated real estate attorney in Houston, Texas

Dow Golub Remels & Gilbreath, PLLC
Sanford L. Dow
Dow Golub Remels & Gilbreath, PLLC

Practice Areas: Real estate, Business litigation

Licensed in Texas since: 1993

Education: Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2023

Dow Golub Remels & Gilbreath, PLLC

2700 Post Oak Blvd.
Suite 1750
Houston, TX 77056 Phone: 713-526-3700 Email: Sanford L. Dow Visit website


Mr. Dow’s practice involves litigating commercial disputes, as well as representing clients in various real estate, business, and entertainment 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 lawyers in Texas who are 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 state and federal courts, and has appeared before the Texas Court of Appeals.

First Admitted: 1993, Texas

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Educational Background:
  • The George Washington University (Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with Special Honors). Columbia University (Master of Arts). Southern Methodist University (Juris Doctorate)
  • SMU School of Law (J.D.), 1993
  • Columbia University (M.A. in Political Science), 1990
  • Named by H Texas Magazine as one of the “Top Lawyers in Houston” (Business Litigation) for the years 2004-2010, 2013-2017.
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbel, 2018
  • As co-counsel, obtained Top Jury Verdict in Texas in Real Estate Law for the year 2012, as identified by Texas Lawyer's VerdictSearch Top Texas Verdict of 2012 
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America (2013-2020) in both practice areas of Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Law.
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified: Commercial Real Estate Law. Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2009
  • Texas Real Estate Salesman's License, 2008
  • Board Certified: Residential Real Estate Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2017
  • Board Certified: Civil Trial Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2014
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Texas Accountants and Lawyer for the Arts, 2018
  • The Rothko Chapel:  Board of Directors, 2022
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Houston Real Estate Lawyers Council (Member), 2022
  • Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists, 2022

Office location for Sanford L. Dow

2700 Post Oak Blvd.
Suite 1750
Houston, TX 77056


21 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2023

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