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Legal Services

From real estate transactions and preparation of wills to drafting agreements with your business partners or negotiating a merger, the Law Office of Alan P. Raines, Esq. can provide legal services for both your business and personal matters.

The Law Office of Alan P. Raines, Esq. provides a variety of legal services to clients of Raines & Fischer, LLP as well as to independent clients.

Many issues important to our clients also require the scrutiny of an attorney. Raines & Fischer offers you the best of both worlds. Our managing partner, Alan P. Raines, is also an attorney who, with Alissa Raines Schurr, Esq. adds the invaluable perspective of an attorney to your overall business and personal finance needs.

Our Attorneys

Alan P. Raines
Alan P. Raines

CPA & Attorney at Law

Alissa Raines Schurr
Alissa Raines Schurr

Attorney at Law

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Our Services

From real estate transactions and preparation of wills to drafting agreements with your business partners or negotiating a merger, the Law Office of Alan P. Raines, Esq. can provide legal services for both your business and personal matters.

Our Legal Services include:

Real Estate Representation and Transactions

  • Representation regarding residential real estate transactions, including the purchase and sale of co-ops, condominiums, and single-family homes
  • Representation regarding commercial real estate transactions, including purchase, sale, refinancing, and leasing of multi-family, residential rental properties and commercial properties
  • Assistance with all leasing transactions, including negotiation and review of commercial and residential leasing and the preparation of leases for personal and commercial lessors

Business Matters, including New Business Formation, Contracts,
Acquisitions and Mergers, and Employee Agreements

  • Corporation and Limited Liability Company (LLC) formation, including selection of the entity that suits clients best for tax and operational purposes, including all registrations and tax filings associated with the formation of the entity
  • Preparation of Operating Agreements for Limited Liability Companies and Shareholder Agreements for corporate entities
  • Formation of Not-For-Profit entities, including securing tax exemption from the Internal Revenue Service and registration with the New York State Attorney General’s Office
  • Negotiation and contract drafting and review associated with various business transactions, business combinations, and sales and purchases of businesses; and deal structure and tax advice associated with those transactions
  • Due diligence review associated with acquisitions and mergers of business entities and private equity investments
  • Review of Employment Contracts and Employee Agreements

Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning

  • Preparation of Wills, Health Care Proxies, Living Wills, and Powers of Attorney associated with end-of-life and estate planning Download Our Estate Planning Questionnaire Here
  • Probate of Wills and all services associated therewith, including asset, insurance, and pension transfers to beneficiaries
  • Preparation of Trusts, including Special Needs Trusts

In addition to the above, the firm provides referral resources in the following areas:

  • Corporate litigation
  • Landlord-tenant matters
  • Commercial litigation, including collection work
  • Employment law
  • Matrimonial
  • Medical malpractice
  • Immigration