Carl B. Lisa

(Of Counsel)

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, admitted to bar, Rhode Island, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island.


University of Rhode Island (B.A.,); Boston University (LL.B.), former Smithfield Town Solicitor and Probate Judge.

Awards and Education


Rhode Island Bar Association; American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Probate; Franchise; Corporation; Banking; Business Law), board member, Past President of Kirkbrae Country Club,Inc., Former Trustee St. Phillips Church.

Reported Cases

Smithfield Voters for Responsible Development, Inc. v. LaGreca, et al 755 A.2d 126 (R.I. Sup. Ct. 2000).


Fidelity Investments Regional Campus, Smithfield R.I, Crossings at Smithfield; Dejana Realty of Smithfield; Kirkbrae Country Club, land acquisition, development and permitting; Dunkin’ Donuts Franchised locations, leasing, franchise, acquisitions and sales.

Practice Areas

A Transactional Law Firm

Concentrating in Franchise, Business, Real Estate Acquisition and Disposition,
Probate/Estates, and Development Law.

Franchise Law / Franchisee Representation

Purchase / Sale and Leasing of Franchise Business. Protection of Franchisee’s Rights.

Corporate Law

Formations, Share Holder / Member Agreements and Dissolutions.

Secured Transactions/Private & Bank Financing

Representation for business transactions of any size from start to finish.

Commercial & Residential Real Estate

Representing Buyers and Sellers in all aspects from contract execution, financing, title, and settlement.

Land Use

Zoning and legal issues pertaining to land use include easements, trespassing, and eminent domain.

Commercial Leasing

Representation of Borrowers and Lenders.

Estate Planning

Assisting families with setting up their estate.

Wills & Trusts

Assisting in affairs and assets to be distributed.


Assisting families with probate.

Representative Clients