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Matthew Doré Profile

Richard M. and Anita Calkins Distinguished Professor of Law


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

  • Iowa Practice Series, Vol. 5 and 6: Business Organizations (2015-2016 ed., Thomson West, 2015).
  • The Iowa Business Corporation Act's Staggered Board Requirement for Public Corporations: A Hostile Takeover of Iowa Corporate Law? Drake Law Review Discourse, June 2012, at 1.
  • What, Me Worry? Personal Tort Liability and Risks for Participants in LLC, 11 UC Davis Business Law Journal 267 (2011).
  • The Duties and Liabilities of an Iowa Corporate Director, 50 Drake Law Review 207 (2002).
  • Presumed Innocent? Financial Institutions, Professional Malpractice Claims, and Defenses Based on Management Misconduct, 1995 Columbia Business Law Review 127.

Significant Accomplishments

  • Madelyn Levitt Distinguished Community Service Award, Drake University (2016)
  • Leland Forrest Oustanding Professor of the Year, Drake University Law School (2008)
  • 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 member of committees that revised the Iowa Uniform Partnership Act, the Iowa Uniform Limited Partnership Act, the Iowa Limited Liability Limited Partnership Law, and Articles 5 & 8 of the Iowa Uniform Commercial Code
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