Of Counsel


    Mr. Dreyer has over 35 years 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 businesses; devising optimal ownership and buyout structures for closely-held businesses; providing advice on capital raising, joint venture and venture capital transactions; preparing and negotiating manufacturing, supply, distribution, employment, consulting, independent contractor, operating, 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 Stein Riso Mantel McDonough, 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.


    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 has chaired and lectured on bankruptcy and Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code for continuing legal education classes. 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; and he is a member of the Legal Council of USA Hockey.

    In addition to his admission to the New York and New Jersey State Courts, Mr. Chinitz is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Seventh Circuits; and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Virginia (1978), attended University College London, and graduated from Hofstra University School of Law (1980).


    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.