Besides being the managing partner of Raines & Fischer LLP, Alan P. Raines is also a practicing attorney in the State of New York.

Accounting Background:

Alan began his accounting career with Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC), New York, New York, where he was a tax specialist. In 1976, he joined Holding Capital Group, a private investment firm that specialized in mergers and acquisitions. At Holding Capital Group, he served as Chief Financial Officer and also served as Chief Financial Officer at several of its portfolio companies. In 1982, Alan returned to public accounting as a sole practitioner, while maintaining his affiliation with Holding Capital. In 1984, he and Bill Fischer teamed up to form Raines & Fischer.

Legal Background:

Alan, along with Alissa Raines Schurr, Esq., maintains an independent law practice in the same office space it shares with Raines & Fischer LLP and provides legal services to many of Raines & Fischer’s clients.

Alan’s specific areas of legal expertise include:

  • Real Estate transactions
  • Business Entity Formation
  • Preparation of Operating Agreements, Shareholder Agreements, Employment Agreements and Consulting Agreements
  • Not-For Profit Organizations
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Alan has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Boston University, a Master of Business Administration in Taxation from New York University, and a Juris Doctor from Fordham University.

Alan is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also an active member of his community serving as an officer and director of various not-for-profit organizations.