Attorneys Alan L. Reische

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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.

Key Cases

  • 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.
  • Served as U.S. counsel for a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of laboratory equipment based in the United Kingdom. In that capacity, he was lead U.S. counsel for its international acquisitions, working in close coordination with United Kingdom and European counsel, and advised on Hart-Scott-Rodino and Exxon-Florio considerations.
  • Served as the lead U.S. counsel for a German company in the sale of a German product line to a U.S. purchaser.
  • Represented a national commercial real estate developer in the sale of its assets to a publicly traded REIT.


  • State of New Hampshire
  • United States District Court
  • United States Tax Court
  • American Bar Associations, Section on Business Law
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee of the New Hampshire Bar Association, and Corporations and Banking Law Section
  • Chairperson of and/or holds membership in numerous continuing legal education panels on corporate law, securities and related topics

Civic Involvement

  • Vice-Chair, Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Workforce Opportunity Council
  • Board of Directors, New Hampshire Center for Non-Profits
  • Board Member, NHPR
  • Past President and Director, Court Appointed Special Advocates of NH, Inc. (CASA)
  • Vested for Growth Committee, New Hampshire Community Loan Fund
  • Live Free and Start Advisory Council
  • Bar Examiner for the State of New Hampshire (1990-1995)


  • NH Charitable Foundation’s Lifetime of Service Award (2008 for Alan and his wife)
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® peer rating
  • Top Lawyer, Corporate and Securities Law, Business NH Magazine from 2002-2014
  • Chambers USA, “dean of the corporate bar,” Corporate/Commercial
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America® 2011 Manchester Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Law
  • New England Super Lawyer®, Business/Corporate Law