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.


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


Alan has for many years been awarded an AV® peer rating in Martindale-Hubbell, which reflects 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 2002-2014 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 as the 2011 Manchester Lawyer of the Year for Corporate Law. He has also been 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 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; a director of the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits; and a director of New Hampshire Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Alan and his wife Joan have been the 2008 recipients of the NH Charitable Foundation’s Lifetime of Service Award.

Community Involvement

Alan is active with many organizations. He is the Vice-Chair and a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Workforce Opportunity Council, is a member of the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Center for Non-Profits and is a Board Member of NHPR. For three years he served as President and Director of Court Appointed Special Advocates of NH, Inc. Alan is also a member of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund - Vested for Growth Committee, a micro-capital fund for companies dedicated to open book management, and he currently sits on the Live Free and Start Advisory Council, a branch of the New Hampshire Business Alliance. From 1990-1995, he was a Bar Examiner for the State of New Hampshire.

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

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