Michael R. Dorey

Michael Dorey

Dallas, Texas

Phone: (214) 774-1230

Fax: (214) 774-1212

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Mike represents private companies in a wide range of corporate and securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions, financings, commercial agreements, corporate governance matters, and employment and compensation arrangements.  He represents companies in a broad range of industries, including the high-tech, retail and consumer products, oil and gas, biotechnology and medical device industries.  Mike’s clients range from start-ups to companies with substantial annual revenues.

Recent Transactions

  • Represented Lyco Energy Corporation, a private oil and natural gas producer, in a $421 million merger with Enerplus Resources U.S. Inc., a subsidiary of a NYSE fund.
  • Represented SkinCeuticals, Inc., a private skin products company, in its sale of assets to L’Oreal USA, Inc.
  • Represented RamQuest Software, Inc., a private software company, in its sale of a controlling interest to LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc. and Old Republic National Title Holding Company, the two largest national title insurance companies in the United States.
  • Represented Truco Enterprises, Inc., a private food company, in its sale of a controlling interest to Meridian Brands, Inc., a private equity group.
  • Represented TruLogica, Inc., a private software company, in a $60 million merger with Hewlett-Packard Company.
  • Represented Headwaters Incorporated, a NYSE listed manufacturing company, in its acquisition of the operating assets of Southwest Concrete Products, L.P.
  • Represented Collegiate Pacific Inc. in its acquisitions of Kesslers Team Sports, Inc. and Tomark, Inc.
  • Represented the management buyout group in its $450 million leveraged buyout, going-private transaction of EXCO Resources, Inc., a Nasdaq listed oil and gas company.
  • Represented the management buyout group of U.S. Vision, Inc., a leading Nasdaq listed optical retailer, in a going-private cash-out merger.
  • Represented Hotels.com in its merger with InterActiveCorp, a Nasdaq listed company.

Areas of Practice:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Law & Finance
  • Business Contracts
  • Securities Law
  • Corporate Governance

Bar Admissions:

  • Texas, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1991


  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York, 1990
    Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Honors: Cum Laude
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1987
    Bachelor of Science
    Major: Accounting

Honors and Awards:

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2013-present
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Thomson Reuters Legal and Texas Monthly, 2006 & 2013-present
  • Texas Rising Stars Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Thomson Reuters Legal and Texas Monthly, 2004-2005
  • Texas’ Top Rated AV Preeminent Lawyers, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2012-present

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas, Corporate Counsel Section
  • Dallas Bar Association, Securities Section
  • Texas Business Law Foundation