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Carl Dore
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  • Real Estate

  • Oil, Gas & Mineral Interests Law

  • Litigation

  • Accounts Receivable

  • Contracts

  • Business Organizations

  • Business and Commercial Law

After working for a decade as a petroleum engineer, Carl established a law firm practice more than 30 years ago that focuses on Real Estate and Oil & Gas, as well as litigation in those areas. He is a frequent speaker and writer on developments in the law that impact business decision-makers and entrepreneurs. As a result, we routinely help form new corporations and limited liability companies. Carl's experience in commercial collections and lien preparation for contractors and oil & gas service companies is second to none. Clients rely on his varied business background for all types of advice. Carl truly believes he is the luckiest guy around!


  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of Texas

  • Board Certified: Commercial Real Estate Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

  • Board Certified: Residential Real Estate Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization


Bar Admissions:

  • State of Texas, 1988

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1989

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas



  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, 1988; J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence

  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 1986

  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1977
    B.S., Petroleum Engineering



  • Oil, Gas & Mineral Interests

  • Real Estate

  • Accounts Receivable and Liens

Lisa Rothberg joined Doré Rothberg McKay in 2012. She earned her law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to practice in Texas in 2010. Lisa earned her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Texas A&M University in 2006.


Lisa began her legal career as an oil and gas title attorney and now focuses on complex commercial business transactions in the energy, construction, and real estate industries. Lisa’s practice involves the analysis, preparation, and perfection of security interests in both real and personal property, with a specialty in perfecting security interests in oil and gas properties. She files lien claims on behalf of contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers throughout the country and is familiar with the procedural nuances that exist from state to state, in addition to complex issues involving lien priority and waiver. Lisa also has substantial experience in business bankruptcy matters, particularly in the energy industry, including analyzing and determining priority disputes for creditors and on behalf of unsecured creditor committees.


Lisa’s energy practice includes drafting, reviewing and negotiating documents for property owners, oilfield service companies, drilling contractors, and E&P companies. She has negotiated and drafted oil and gas leases and assignments, purchase sale agreements, joint operating agreements, farmouts, master service agreements, production sharing agreements, drilling contracts and title opinions. Lisa also handles real estate matters, such as title and escrow, real estate contracts, deeds, leases, HOA issues, boundary disputes, easements, and wrongful liens.

Lisa currently leads the transactional section for Dore Rothberg McKay.

Bar Admissions:

  • Texas, 2010



  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 2010 – J.D.

  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2006 – B.S.

  • Major: Political Science

  • Minor: English


Professional Associations & Memberships:

  • State Bar of Texas

  • Houston Bar Association

  • Houston Young Lawyers Association

  • American Bar Association

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  • Bankruptcy and Business Restructuring

  • Bankruptcy Litigation

  • Preference Defense

  • Creditors’ Rights

  • Lien Rights

  • Property and Real Estate

  • Distressed Assets

  • Energy, Power, and Natural Resources

  • Oil and Gas

  • Civil Litigation

  • Contracts

Zachary McKay manages the firm’s Bankruptcy Practice Group and directs the efforts of a team of experienced insolvency and creditors’ rights attorneys and other professionals. His primary area of practice is bankruptcy and corporate restructuring, with a focus on representing oil and gas industry creditors.  Zachary has represented both secured and unsecured oil and gas service company creditors of all sizes from start to finish in countless Chapter 7, complex Chapter 11, and Chapter 15 insolvencies across the country. He is commonly tasked with navigating multi-million-dollar lien claims through the complex chapter 11 bankruptcy process. Zachary has also counseled clients through dozens of creditor committees and defended a myriad of clients with preference exposure positions. Zachary has extensive litigation experience and has appeared in and led trial teams in both state court and federal bankruptcy courts across the United States. When not focusing on bankruptcy matters, Zachary concentrates on assisting business clients on statutory lien right issues for nearly all states, as well as other oil and gas or commercial issues.

Zachary has been a guest lecturer on various bankruptcy topics at the University of Houston, South Texas College of Law Houston, and Texas Southern University.  He has also spoken at seminars on topics of defending preferential claims, enforcement of liens, and legal developments in the oil & gas industry.


Prior to joining the firm, Zachary worked at a bankruptcy firm that specialized in representing Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy trustees. Zachary earned his B.B.A. in Management from Texas A&M University in 2009 and his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 2012. While at South Texas, he was a member of several award-winning moot court teams, and a Note and Comment Editor on the South Texas Law Review.


When not serving his clients, Zachary enjoys travelling, riding in the Texas MS-150, working on his yard, and spending time with his wife, Brittney, newborn daughter, Scarlett, and 15-year-old Dalmatian, Shelby, at their home in Spring, Texas.


  • Super Lawyers—2022 Texas Rising Stars

  • Super Lawyers—2021 Texas Rising Stars

  • Super Lawyers—2020 Texas Rising Stars


Affiliations & Roles:

  • Turnover Management Association—Houston Chapter, Member

  • Houston Association for Young Bankruptcy Attorneys—President 2020–22

  • Arthur L. Moller-David B. Foltz, Jr. American Inn of Court—Executive Board 2018–22

  • State Bar of Texas, Bankruptcy Section, Member

  • Houston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, Member


Bar Admissions:

  • Texas, 2013

  • U.S. District & Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas

  • U.S. District & Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas

  • U.S. District & Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas

  • U.S. District & Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas



  • J.D., South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 2012, Note and Comment Editor, South Texas Law Review

  • B.B.A., Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2009

B. Doré
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Brent Doré joined the law firm in 2020. He previously worked for Harris, Finley & Bogle PC in Fort Worth. Brent is an experienced litigator, including oil & gas disputes and complex fiduciary litigation. He also oversees the firm's estate planning & probate section. He is an accomplished legal writer, with publications in the Texas A&M Law Review, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, and Parker County Today. Inducted into The Order of the Coif and the National Order of Scribes, he is licensed to practice in all Texas courts and the Northern District of Texas.

Brent Doré focuses on serving our clients in West Texas, North Texas and Oklahoma. He has lived and worked  in Fort Worth for two decades with his wife, Julie, and their three children. Brent serves on the Board of Directors for two local charities as well as the the Texas Aggie Bar Association. When not helping his clients, he can be found working coaching youth sports, reading, or continuing his quest to find the best BBQ in Texas.


​Bar Admissions:

  • The State of Texas, 2016

  • Federal Court, Northern District of Texas, 2018


  • J.D., Texas A&M Law School, Fort Worth, Texas, Summa Cum Laude 2016

    • Texas A&M Law Review, Symposia Editor​

  • M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas, 2011

  • B.A., Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, 2007


Publications and Presentations 

  • Teaching an Old Dog a New Trick: Examining the Intersection of the Accommodation Doctrine and Groundwater Rights Through the Lens of Lubbock v. Coyote Lake Ranch, LLC, 3 Tex. A&M L. Rev. 853 (2016) 

  • Professional Liability Update, Texas Association of Defense Counsel (2017-2020) 


Additional Highlights 

  • Board Member, Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County (2018-present) 

  • Board Member, Texas Aggie Bar Association (2013-present)

    • President, 2022 - 2023 

  • Board Member, Fortress Youth Development Center (2019-present)

  • Top Attorney, 360 West Magazine (2019)

  • Associate, Eldon B. Mahon American Inn of Court 

  • Member, State Bar of Texas 

  • Member, Tarrant County Bar Association 

    • Committee Chair, Transition to Practice Committee (2017-2019)

  • Member, Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association 

  • Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel 

  • Member, Fort Worth Wildcatters

  • Youth Sports Coach, YMCA of Fort Worth 

  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America 


  • Litigation

  • Real Estate

  • Oil, Gas & Mineral Interests Law

  • Business Organizations

  • Estate Planning & Probate

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