(Partner) 1996, Massachusetts; 1996, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; 2003, Rhode Island.
Education: University of Rhode Island (B.A., 1989); University of Massachusetts School of Law (SNESL) (J.D., 1996).
Member: Massachusetts (Member, Sections on: Real Estate Law; Business Law) and American (Member, Sections on: Real Estate Law; Corporate Law) Bar Associations.
Special Agencies: Commissioner, Rhode Island Real Estate Commission, 1997-2005; Attorney for Greenville Water District, Smithfield, RI, 2014 - Present.
Franchisee Representation: Full service representation of franchisees in development and financing of retail franchises; entity formation; purchase and sale of business assets and real estate throughout the United States; employment law; negotiations with franchisors and lenders; work with attorneys as counsel and co-counsel in multiple jurisdictions throughout the United States representing and defending franchisees in compliance, default and termination cases brought by franchisors.
Business Law: Purchase and sale of business assets and real estate; financing; entity formation and dissolution; shareholder/member agreements; mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations; leasing; franchising; civil litigation; mediation; arbitration and settlement negotiations.
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-offs, Split-offs, Split-Ups, Financings, Reorganizations and Restructurings: Draft all documents in connection with qualified tax-free corporate divisions under Internal Revenue Code Section 355.
Family/Domestic Law: Draft and negotiate pre-marital and separate property agreements; co-counsel and/or legal consultant in divorce cases involving business assets and real estate.
Secured Transactions/Financing: Draft private and commercial loan and security documents for commercial and residential lenders; negotiation of loan terms with lenders; representation of borrowers and lenders in commercial financing transactions, workouts and matters of loan defaults. USDA Guaranteed Loans and SBA Loans.
Tribal Law: Draft private and commercial loan and security documents for commercial and residential lenders involving matters of Tribal Law, Treaties, and Sovereign Immunity.
Wills, Trusts and Estates: Draft wills, trusts and estate plans; probate.
Real Estate: Purchase and sale of residential and commercial real estate, draft and negotiate purchase and sale agreements and commercial and residential leases; financing; land development; subdivision of real estate; permitting; zoning; boundary disputes; land use law; title law; agent authorized to issue title insurance policies.
Elder Law: Represent Rhode Island clients and their families in applications for state medical assistance programs as well as administrative appeals.
Practice Areas: Franchise Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax-Free Reorganizations , Loan Workouts, Contract Law, Entity Formation and Dissolution, Purchase and Sale of Business Assets, Purchase and Sale of Stock, Purchase and Sale of Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Land Use Law, Title Law, Commercial Financing, Private Financing, Secured Transactions, Civil Litigation, Estate Planning, Administration of Estates, Elder Law, Dispute resolution, Tribal Law
Email: Carl B. Lisa, Jr.