Mr. Dow's practice involves litigating commercial disputes, as well as representing clients in various real estate and business transactions. Board Certified in both Civil Trial Law and Commercial Real Estate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (one of only 9 Texas lawyers double Board Certified in those 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.
Fazio vs. Cypress/GR Houston I, LP, 2012 WL 352482 (Tex. App. -- Houston [1st Dist.] 2012). — Obtained a $4,600,000 unanimous jury verdict on behalf of real estate investors who were defrauded in connection with the purchase of a big box retail building from a Dallas-based real estate development and acquisition firm. The jury unanimously awarded punitive damages based on the defendant's fraud (the case was subsequently reversed).
Sanchez vs. Southampton Civic Club, Inc., 367 S.W.2d 429 (Tex. App. -- Houston [14th Dist.] 2012, no pet.). — Obtained summary judgment on behalf of neighborhood civic association near Rice University enforcing restrictive covenants against homeowner's violation of such restrictions.
Purchase of Office Building — Represented medical limited partnership in connection with multi-million dollar acquisition of commercial office building in Houston.
Representation of Restaurant Chain — Represented chain of upscale hamburger restaurants in Houston, Texas market including corporate formation, real property and equipment leasing, employment issues, and other related issues.