Pinchus D. Raice Esq.

Pryor Cashman LLP
Raice, Pinchus D.

Pinchus Raice is the Chairman of Pryor Cashman LLP's Financial Institutions Group. Mr. Raice represents financial institutions and individuals in negotiating and completing mergers and acquisitions in the community banking industry, and represents banks and bank officers and directors before all federal and state bank regulatory agencies, including contested administrative proceedings. Mr. Raice has served as counsel to numerous New York and New Jersey-based commercial and savings banks in a wide range of matters; as in-house counsel to a New York savings bank; and as a federal bank regulator with the FDIC’s New York office.

Mr. Raice has extensive experience representing financial institutions in informal regulatory enforcement actions, such as commitment letters and board resolutions, memoranda of understanding and safety and soundness compliance plans, and in formal enforcement actions, including consent orders, cease and desist orders, formal written agreements, safety and soundness orders and PCA and capital directives. He also has extensive experience representing boards of directors in a broad range of administrative enforcement matters and court proceedings, including defense of civil money penalty actions and removal and industry bar orders and defense of FDIC-receivership lawsuits claiming breach of fiduciary duty.

In June 2008, Pinchus and co-author David Thomas received the Burton Award for Legal Achievement for their article Sinners at the Pearly Gates - A Primer on the Standards of Admission to the Banking Fraternity. 

Mr. Raice received his B.A from Lehman College and his J.D from Yeshiva University.


He is the co-author of Bloomberg BNA Banking Practice Portfolio Series No. 405, Intra-Agency Appeals.