308 Maltbie Street
Syracuse, New York
Jeffrey A. Dove
President & CEO
Mr. Dove has served as the President and CEO of the firm since September, 2007. He is also the chair of the firm’s Business Restructuring and Bankruptcy practice group. Mr. Dove's practice primarily focuses on solving commercial problems through counseling the firm’s clients with respect to the costs and benefits of their available options. He regularly utilizes the knowledge and skills he has acquired in nearly thirty years of bankruptcy practice to implement strategies ranging from out of court restructurings to Chapter 11 reorganizations for business clients, He is well versed in the interplay between the Bankruptcy Code and a business client’s rights, remedies and obligations under multiple state and federal statutes.
He has represented debtors and creditors in all facets of Chapter 11 cases, including negotiation and litigation involving financing facilities, stay relief proceedings, section 363 sales, reorganization and liquidation plans, and contested confirmation hearings. His experience includes complex commercial litigation and appellate practice arising out of commercial bankruptcy proceedings. He has represented the debtor in several of the district's largest Chapter 11 cases, including cases involving regional agricultural cooperatives, regional airlines, telecommunications enterprises and multi-state department store and supermarket chains. Mr. Dove has also represented major secured creditors in cases involving hospital reorganizations, manufacturing conglomerates, alternative energy producers, real estate developments and recreational enterprises.
Mr. Dove appears regularly in bankruptcy courts in the Western and Northern Districts of New York, from Buffalo to Albany. He has argued cases before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and has filed briefs with the United States Supreme Court both in support of and against the Court's review of lower court decisions.
Mr. Dove is a founding member of the Central New York Bankruptcy Bar Association. He is a frequent lecturer for the New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program, the National Business Institute and the Central New York Bankruptcy Bar Association. Mr. Dove is a board member and one of the founders of the CNY Veterans Recognition Foundation, which was established to raise funds for and provide support to Veterans, Reservists and Active Service Members.
HONORS / AFFILIATIONS
NDNY Federal Court Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Onondaga County Bar Association
Central New York Bankruptcy Bar Association (Founding Member/Past President)
The Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2017
New York Super Lawyers, 2007-2017
The Best Lawyers in America - Syracuse Lawyer of the Year for Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2017
Syracuse University College Of Law, J.D., 1984
Middlebury College, B.A. cum laude, 1981
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court