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Doré Rothberg McKay represents more oilfield service & equipment companies than any law firm in U.S. We file the mst mineral liens nationwide of any law firm. Our clients range from the largest public companies in the industry to small, family-owned entities. Most have been our clients for years. The Firm also has a section dedicated to reviewing Master Service Agreements to help in your negotiations. In our niche, we are the market leader and experts in best practices.


Doré Rothberg McKay works with credit managers, CFOs and General Counsel to assist your collections efforts. We are involved in every major oil & gas bankruptcy representing trade creditors. Our legal knowledge and experience working with the bankruptcy trustees insures that your claims will receive every possible dollar that is possible to collect from your bankrupt customer for the work that you have done. Also, we have expertise and success in defending preference claims when they are brought against bankruptcy creditors. Finally our lawyers can advise on the many issues that arise on continuing work for the customer during and after a bankruptcy. Often, we are able to jointly represent several trade creditors in the same bankruptcy saving our clients lots of legal fees and making you a part of a much larger claim. Our Bankruptcy Alert gives clients immediate information about industry filings, and our Bankruptcy Tracker is a leading publication for keeping track of entities that may have consequences for your company’s collections.


Doré Rothberg McKay is the largest business law firm in the Houston Energy Corridor. As our motto says, we are “Strictly Business” representing companies across in all manner of contract disputes. We create and file the most mineral liens nationwide of any law firm. Companies and other lawyers who who occasionally file a mineral lien have sometimes discovered the unfortunate consequences of a lien that flawed. 'Less than 100% correct is 100% unenforceable.' The Lien & Transactions Section of our Firm is a group of legal professionals who research, draft and file liens daily. Most liens are handled for a fixed fee so you know the cost before the work even begins.


Doré Rothberg McKay aggressively defends the rights of our clients to get paid for their work. We are especially mindful of the cost-benefit of litigation and give feedback to our clients in monthly progress reports to help you make the best business decisions. Many times the best outcome depends on the steps that you take before a suit is ever filed. Our Firm has many years of experience in advising you of the best strategy in advance. Because we are creating and filing liens daily to protect our clients, we are probably in the best position to defend your lien and enforce your rights to get paid. The Litigation & Bankruptcy Section of our practice is a dedicated team of lawyers and paralegals. The Firm is as proud of its reputation of negotiating favorable settlements as it is of our track record for winning lawsuits.


Doré Rothberg McKay began 30 years ago with Carl Doré who opened a law firm in far west Houston where real estate was booming. He became one of the first lawyers certified as a specialist in Residential & Commercial Real Estate by the State Bar of Texas.  As the Firm grew, so did our breath of experience in giving legal advice in real estate matters. We have expertise when it comes to filing and enforcing liens and helping contractors getting paid for their work. The Firm has clients in the industry which we regularly advise and review real estate contracts and closings. Our lawyers regularly review leases and advise on changes that will protect you in the future.


Doré Rothberg McKay wants to be your law firm for life. Building relationships with our clients is a constant drumbeat in our Firm. While we focus on the business needs of clients, we don’t ignore that our customers are also people with legal needs beyond their work. From drafting wills for our clients to helping the family probate an estate, we have attorneys and paralegals who are experienced and dedicated to this area of our practice. We have forms and information handouts to make it easy and affordable to plan your personal affairs.