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Matthew Doré Profile


Professor Emeritus


Areas of Expertise

Commercial and Bankruptcy Law, Business Associations


JD – University of Texas School of Law (with high honors), Order of the Coif, Texas Law Review
BA – Rice University, magna cum laude

Professional Experience

Drake Law School professor since 1992
Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody in Austin, Texas
Clerk for Judge Patrick E. Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

Selected Publications

  • Going Private Outside of Delaware? An MBCA Director Raincoat Keeps Board Members Dry, 70 Drake Law Review 727 (2023)
  • Lifting the Veil on Iowa Piercing Jurisprudence and Suggestions for Reform, 67 Drake Law Review 619 (2019)
  • Iowa Practice Series, Vol. 5 and 6: Business Organizations (Thomson West, annual editions).
  • Partnership Law and Practice Under the Iowa Uniform Partnership Act, Iowa State Bar Association, Business Law Practice Manual (2018)
  • Déjà vu all Over Again? The Internal Affairs Rule and Entity Law Convergence Patterns in Europe and the United States, 8 Brook. J. Corp. Fin. & Com. L. 318 (2014)
  • How You Gonna Keep ’Em Down on the Farm After Baur v. Baur Farms, Inc.? An Analysis and Defense of the ‘Reasonable Expectations’ Standard for Iowa Oppression Cases, 18 Drake J. of Agric. L. 429 (2013) (co-author)

Significant Accomplishments

  • Leland Forrest Outstanding Professor of the Year, Drake University Law School (2022, 2017, 2008)
  • Madelyn Levitt Distinguished Community Service Award, Drake University (2016)
  • Chair of the Iowa State Bar Association Business Law Council
  • Member and chair of the Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education
  • Chair and/or member of committees that revised the Iowa Uniform Partnership Act, the Iowa Uniform Limited Partnership Act, the Iowa Limited Liability Limited Company Act, the Iowa Business Corporation Act, and Articles 5, 8, & 9 of the Iowa Uniform Commercial Code


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