Patricia M. Rosendahl

Patricia M. Rosendahl

Of Counsel

Tricia Rosendahl focuses her practice on construction and environmental matters and disputes that arise in a global context. She advises clients on contractual and environmental liability when negotiating and entering into new agreements, guides them through permitting and remediation projects, and represents them in proceedings when contract disputes and environmental liability arise. Tricia also advises clients on governmental regulations and environmental aspects in public and private construction projects, oil and gas recovery projects, insurance coverage, environmental investigations, remediation projects, and evaluating risks and costs associated with large construction projects, potential environmental cleanup and third-party liability. She also represents clients in international arbitrations involving global construction projects and multinational agreements.

Concentrations
  • Construction projects
  • Environmental compliance and litigation
  • Oil, gas, and petrochemical construction projects
  • Water issues
  • Federal contract disputes
  • International arbitration
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented construction firm in dispute with developer over hazardous substances in fill materials requiring resolution of compliance issues with state regulatory agencies.
  • Represented contractor in major highway project in Texas regarding environmental compliance issue.°
  • Represented a railroad company in derailment incident in Texas resulting in discharge of hazardous materials.°
  • Represented various entities involved in apportioning responsibility for cleaning up multiple Superfund sites in Texas.°
  • Represented investors in wind farm development in California.°
  • Represented a Houston-based technology company in dispute with a Mexican corporation concerning the parties' successful joint bid on a major Pemex construction project in Mexico.
  • Represented a contractor in dispute with federal government over source of water infiltration into construction project in Maryland.
  • Represented a contractor in a contract dispute with the Army Corps of Engineers arising from defective design of flood control project in Louisiana.
  • Represented a number of developer clients in disputes with neighboring landowners and state environmental agencies over surface water runoff issues.°

°The above matters were handled by Ms. Rosendahl prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Prior to practicing law, Tricia was employed by the Texas Department of Health where she was appointed to several task forces by the Texas Attorney General to investigate health care providers.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Women in Business magazine (UK), “Best Multi-Disciplinary Law Firm – USA & Environmental Liability Expert of the Year – Houston,” Legal Awards 2017
  • Listed, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Environmental Law, 2015-2016
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, Environmental Practice, 2015-2016
  • Knighted, Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem, Balgonie Castle, Scotland, 2015
  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, International, Environmental, Construction Sections, 2011-Present
  • Member, State Bar of Texas, 1987-Present
    • Member, Construction, Environmental, International Law, Litigation Sections
  • Member, Houston Bar Association, 1987-Present
    • Member, Construction, Environmental, Animal Law Sections
    • Board Member, Animal Law Section (2013-2015); Secretary (2016)

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., University of Houston Law School, 1987
    • Order of the Barons
    • Chancellor
    • Head Articles Editor, Houston Journal of International Law, 1986-1987
  • B.A., summa cum laude, The University of Texas at Austin, 1975
Admissions
  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
Languages
  • Spanish, Conversational
  • German, Conversational
  • French, Conversational