Notre Dame London Law at 50: Foreign Law in Real Estate Practice


Location: University of Notre Dame in England

Pat Dore

6:00 p.m. Registration and welcome drinks
6:30 p.m. Lecture
7:30 p.m. Reception

Kicking off this year’s celebrations of Notre Dame London Law at 50, Thomas Patrick Dore Jr. discusses ‘The Importance of Foreign Law in Real Estate Practice: Lessons from the United Kingdom and the United States’.

With modern real estate transactions having become increasingly transnational in character, the practitioner is expected not only to have a good understanding of the laws of different jurisdictions but also to apply the lessons of good practice from one jurisdiction to another.

In this lecture, Thomas Patrick Dore Jr. will draw on over 30 years’ experience in real estate practice to assess the importance of cross-jurisdictional lessons. He will focus mainly but not exclusively on lessons from real estate transactions in the UK and the US.

Please note that while this lecture and reception are free to attend, registration is essential.

Keep an eye on Notre Dame London Law at 50 and follow #NDLondonLaw50 for detail of more celebrations this anniversary year—including monthly guest lectures and a gala in October! 


About Thomas Patrick Dore Jr.

Thomas Patrick Dore Jr. is Professor of the Practice at the Notre Dame Institute for Real Estate and concurrent professor of law at Notre Dame Law School. Professor Dore is also senior counsel in Davis Polk’s Real Estate Group in New York City, where he began as an associate in 1983, partner in 1987, and partner and head of the Real Estate Practice Group in 2003. He is experienced in the creation of real estate investment vehicles and acquisitions and leasing of commercial real estate properties such as Rockefeller Center and Treasure Island, Calif. Together with his significant experience in cross-border commercial real estate acquisition and development in Spain and South America, he works on real estate joint ventures for the development of golf courses, hotels and multi-use arena projects. During the past decade, Professor Dore has had extensive involvement with the creation of a number of significant real estate opportunity funds, as well as the public listing of several real estate investment trust vehicles. 

Professor Dore is a Notre Dame Law School Alumnus (J.D. in 1979) who spent a rewarding and fruitful year on the London Law Program in 1977-78.



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