100 West 5th Street, Suite 900
Tulsa, OK 74103-4292
Main Phone: 918-581-5500
Fax: 918-581-5599

Phone: (918) 581-5506 (direct)
Email: tdoverspike@praywalker.com


Mr. Doverspike has been affiliated with Pray Walker since 1975 and has concentrated his legal services in Business, Real Estate and Estate Planning for over 30 years. Mr. Doverspike has coordinated over 200 acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, management buy-outs, Employee Stock Ownership transactions (ESOP'S), tax advantaged mergers, consolidations, dissolutions and the sale of businesses in a variety of industries and service sectors throughout the United States.

A business law practice requires Mr. Doverspike to be well-versed in lending documentation, financing structures, real and personal property leasing, employment contracts, distributorship agreements, general contract drafting and other practice areas including real estate transactions, and government regulatory compliance.

Mr. Doverspike has organized hundreds of privately-held corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. He has also been involved in the development of S-corporations, tax advantaged limited partnerships, professional corporations and non-profit organizations. He has also coordinated several commercial real estate transactions including tax-free property exchanges, building leases, and the purchase and sale of commercial buildings, apartment complexes and condominium projects.


Business & Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions
Commercial Real Estate Development

Estate Planning


Contracts & Leases


University of Oklahoma
Bachelor of Arts (1973)

University of Tulsa
Juris Doctorate (1976)


Oklahoma Bar Association:
• Member, Business Associations Section

Tulsa County Bar Association:
• Member, Legal Publications Committee
• Member, Corporate Council Section

Best Lawyers in America
• Inductee for Mergers & Acquisitions

Super Lawyers in Oklahoma
• Inductee for Mergers & Acquisitions/Business Law

Who's Who in American Law:
• Inductee for Corporate Lawyers in America.

Tulsa University School of Law
• Member, Continuing Legal Education Advisory Committee


Mergers & Acquisitions - "Not All Takeovers Are Disasters." Tulsa World.
Mergers & Acquisitions - "Acquisitions - Name of the Game." Tulsa World .
Mergers & Acquisitions - "Corporate Mergers Becoming More Sophisticated." Tulsa Business Chronicle.
Featured guest on NBC television affiliate KJRH to discuss business start-up strategies.
Featured guest on CBS television affiliate KOTV to discuss procedures to avoid business failures.
Joint sponsor and speaker with the Enterprise Development Center of the University of Tulsa at regional symposium on "Starting, Buying or Expanding a Business."


Mr. Doverspike has represented a wide variety of industrial, commercial and service-oriented businesses including:

• International commercial heat treating company
• International materials testing lab facilities
• Steel manufacturing facility
• Hearing-aid manufacturer and distributor
• Sucker rod and industrial spring manufacturer
• Gas compressor manufacturing and fabrication facility
• Physician and Veterinary Clinics
• Dentists and Physicians
• Accounting Firms
• Wireline and beveled pipe manufacturing plant
• Aviation products design and fabrication operations
• Industrial Lighting Systems
• Block, sheave and hook manufacturer
• Industrial heat exchanger
• Chemical distribution company
• Medical goods and service industry businesses
• National and State banking and finance institutions
• Real estate investors and investment entities


Mr. Doverspike has been, or currently is, a participant or leader in

many organizations including:

Gelvin Foundation, a private nonprofit charitable organization,

CEO & Trustee

Oklahoma Manufacturers Alliance, Secretary & General Counsel
Tulsa Economic Development Commission, member
Tulsa City Councilor - District 7
Leadership Oklahoma, Class XV, Graduate
Greater Tulsa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, General Counsel
Tulsa Zoning Board of Adjustment - Chair and Board Member
Citizens Crime Commission, President & Director
Southeast Tulsa Homeowners Association, President & Director
Tulsa Summit Club, President & Director


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