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Alan L. Reische

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Alan L. Reische

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Practice Focus

Alan’s practice is focused on transactional matters: business acquisitions and mergers; planning for next-generation internal ownership transfers; and debt and equity financings from institutional and non-institutional sources. He also has completed complex transactions for U.S. companies seeking to establish a presence outside of the United States, as well as with foreign companies commencing activities within the U.S. He has had extensive experience working with the New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulation in assuring client compliance with the New Hampshire Blue Sky Statute. His client base ranges from closely held, family-owned companies to those with extremely diverse shareholder ownership.

Sample Matters
  • Advised a New Hampshire company on the formation of a joint venture with a Danish distributor.
  • Advised a Massachusetts-based software company in forming wholly-owned operating subsidiaries in India and Canada.
  • Acted for a New Hampshire manufacturer of household products in establishing a Caribbean joint venture with a South American company.

Education

A.B., Harvard University
LL.B, University of Pennsylvania School of Law
LL.M. in Taxation, Boston University

Honors

Alan has for many years been awarded an AV® peer rating in Martindale-Hubbell, which reflects his expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence. He was ranked by his peers as one of the state’s Top Lawyers in the Corporate and Securities Law categories by Business NH Magazine from 2002-2012. He was quoted in New Hampshire Leaders for the 21st Century (February 2000) addressing how legal professionals balance increased productivity demands and opportunities for personal growth and family commitments. Alan has continually been recognized by his peers in Chambers USA – America’s Leading Business Lawyers, as the “dean of the corporate bar,” bringing “innovative approaches to complicated corporate problems,” and as one of the Best Lawyers in America, where he was ranked at the 2011 Manchester Lawyer of the Year for Corporate Law. He was also named a New England Super Lawyer in the area of corporate law.

Memberships and Admissions

Alan is a member of the New Hampshire and American Bar Associations, as well as a member of the American Bar Association's Section on Business Law. He also is a member of the Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Professionalism Committee of the New Hampshire Bar Association, and Corporations and Banking Law Section. Alan also serves as chairperson of and/or holds membership in numerous continuing legal education panels on corporate law, securities and related topics. He is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and before the United States District Court and the United States Tax Court. Alan is a member of the Ventures for Growth Committee of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, and a director of the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits.

Community Involvement

Alan sits on the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire International Trade Association. He frequently speaks as a guest lecturer on cross-cultural negotiations at Franklin Pierce Law Center. From 1990-1995, Alan was a Bar Examiner for the State of New Hampshire. He also served as a member of the Business and Industry Association’s Special Subcommittee on Corporations and Securities Law Revision; and presently serves as Vice-Chair and a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Workforce Opportunity Council; and as a member of the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Capital Formation. For three years, he served as President and Director of the Court Appointed Special Advocates of NH, Inc. He is also a member of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund’s Vested for Growth Committee which recommends investments in high growth NH based companies that offer good quality jobs. These investments use flexible deal structures including pure royalty financing and combinations of debt, royalty and equity.

Practice Areas
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business Formation and Succession Planning
Corporate Law and Governance
International Law
Mergers and Acquisitions
Securities and Venture Capital
Taxation

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