Of Counsel

IVAN W. DREYER

Mr. Dreyer has over 40 years of experience in corporate, mergers, finance and real estate law. Mr. Dreyer heads up the Firm’s corporate and real estate practices. Using a personal, hands-on approach, Mr. Dreyer has an established reputation working with businesses – both domestic and international – in all stages of development and has a niche practice in closely-held businesses. Specific transactional expertise includes: representing lenders and borrowers in loan arrangements; the purchase, sale and financing of various assets (including debt and real estate) and businesses; devising optimal ownership and buyout structures for closely-held businesses; providing advice on joint venture, investment and venture capital transactions; preparing and negotiating manufacturing, supply, distribution, employment, consulting, management, independent contractor, investment, operating, partnership, shareholder, leasing and a wide-range of other commercial agreements; and working with foreign companies to establish business operations in the United States.

Prior to joining Mantel McDonough Riso, LLP, Mr. Dreyer was a partner of the law firms of Jenkens & Gilchrist Parker Chapin LLP, and Baer Marks & Upham LLP. He was a member of the Law Review of Hofstra University School of Law, where he obtained a Juris Doctor degree to complement the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees he holds from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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MARK I. CHINITZ

Mr. Chinitz concentrates in creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, business reorganization, commercial foreclosure, and commercial litigation. He was law secretary to the Honorable Raymond W. Young of the New Jersey Superior Court, and subsequently practiced at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in their Business Reorganization Department, where he worked on a number of substantial chapter 11 bankruptcy cases including Texaco and Continental Airlines. Mr. Chinitz was one of two attorneys representing the government of Argentina in its world-wide debt restructuring.

Mr. Chinitz is general legal counsel for the New York State Amateur Hockey Association, Inc., the governing body of amateur hockey for New York State, which position he has held since 2006. He is also a member of the Legal Council of USA Hockey, the national governing body for the sport of ice hockey. In that capacity, Mr. Chinitz has participated in drafting and implementing programs such as SafeSport; legislation including national transgender and conflict-of-interest policies; has advised on the reorganization of a USA Hockey Affiliate; and acted as a neutral arbitrator.

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SCOTT H. JACOBS

Mr. Jacobs is a seasoned trusts and estates attorney with a wide-range of professional expertise in estate planning, wills and trusts, administration of trusts, winding-up of estates, guardianships, trust and estate litigation, business succession planning, and the formation and governance of tax-exempt organizations.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Jacobs was associated with the firms Clifford Chance US LLP and Bingham McCutchen LLP. A speaker and published author, Mr. Jacobs is a graduate of Columbia University and New York Law School.

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