Lisa M Kresge

Lisa Kresge was named an equity partner in the firm in January of 2023. She joined BRCSM’s Providence office in 2011 from the Boston office of Brown Rudnick, where she was a partner.

With a focus on commercial finance, she represents businesses and financial institutions — including banks, credit unions, and mortgage servicers — in both transactional work and commercial litigation. She handles corporate restructuring and creditors’ rights matters, representing secured creditors, trade claimants and other parties-in-interest in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy and receivership cases in jurisdictions across the US. She routinely counsels commercial lenders and borrowers in connection with secured and unsecured credit facilities, asset-based financing, loan workouts, commercial and residential foreclosures and other lending and business transactions.

Lisa is frequent writer and speaker on bankruptcy, receivership and foreclosure law topics. A court-appointed receiver for the RI Superior Court, she is a member of the Rhode Island Executive Roundtable, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation and the Turnaround Management Association.

She was elected to the board of the Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association in 2018 and is currently the treasurer of that organization. A resident of Mansfield, she is active in the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce. She was recently recognized for 2023 Excellence in Law by Rhode Island Monthly in the practice area of Bankruptcy & Workout.

Bar Admissions:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bar (1999)
State of Rhode Island Bar (2012)
United States District Court for the District Massachusetts (2001)
United States District Court for the District Rhode Island (2012)

Professional Affiliations:

American Bankruptcy Institute
American Bar Association
International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association
Turnaround Management Association


Boston University School of Law, 1999
American University, cum laude, 1996