Carl B. Lisa

Carl B. Lisa: Attorney with Lisa & Sousa, Ltd.
  • Partner at Lisa & Sousa, Ltd. (6 Attorneys)
  • 5 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02904
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  • Carl B. Lisa is a partner with Lisa and Sousa. LTD. Concentrating in Franchise, Business, Real Estate Acquisition & Disposition, Probate/Estates, and Development Law.
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Biography

(Member) born Providence, Rhode Island,admitted to bar, Rhode Island, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island. Education: University of Rhode Island (B.A.,); Boston University (LL.B.). former Smithfield Town Solicitor and Probate Judge.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION: Outstanding Franchise Lawyer, Franchise Times; Certificate of Distinction, Rhode Island Bar Association. Member: Rhode Island Bar Association; American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Probate; Franchise; Corporation; Banking; Business Law). Reported Cases: Smithfield Voters for Responsible Development, Inc. v. LaGreca, et al 755 A.2d 126 (R.I. Sup. Ct. 2000) Practice Areas: Franchising Law; Land Use Law; Zoning Law; Business Law; Real Estate; Probate Law;Moderator and Presenter 2013 Rhode Island Bar Association Understanding The Franchise Relationship;DD Independent Franchise Owners organization Hall of Fame, 2013.

PROJECTS: 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: Franchise Law,General Counsel Dunkin Donuts Independent Franchise Owners,Inc.,Business and Estate Law, Land Use , Trusts and Estates,Cororate Counsel to numerous corporations, board member, Past President of Kirkbrae Country Club,Inc., Former Trustee St. Phillips Church.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Franchising Law
  • Land Use Law
  • Zoning Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Probate Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
401-274-0600  Phone
401-421-6117  Fax
www.lisasousa.com
University Attended:
University of Rhode Island, B.A., 1961
Law School Attended:
Boston University, LL.B., 1964
Year of First admission:
1964
Admission:
1964, Rhode Island; 1965, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
Memberships:
Rhode Island Bar Association; American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Probate; Franchise; Corporation; Banking; Business Law).
Reported Cases:
Smithfield Voters for Responsible Development, Inc. v. LaGreca, et al 755 A.2d 126 (R.I. Sup. Ct. 2000)
ISLN:
905412342
Transactions:
Fidelity Investments Lisa & Sousa, Ltd. has represented Fidelity in the development of the company's over 300 acre, RI Campus since 1996. Transactions have included: land acquisition; representation in permitting proceedings before the town council, planning board and other agencies; permitting transactions for construction of a 3rd office building; and, most recently, permitting for a 565,000 sq. ft. office building, the largest in RI; Dunkin' Donuts We have represented Dunkin' Donuts franchise owners in the acquisition, sale and development of multi-unit locations for over 50 years collectively. Lisa & Sousa, LTD. is also legal counsel for Dunkin' Donuts Independent Franchise Organization (DDIFO). Recent Transactions: Transfer of ownership of 100 franchise locations in Northeast, Southeast and other parts of the United States; Sale of 48 locations in NY; Purchase of 15 stores in the Northeast; Acquisition of multi-shop networks in Florida (18), Vermont (20) and Cape Cod, MA (20).
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