Lisa M Kresge

Lisa Kresge was named an equity partner in the firm in January of 2023 and a named partner in the firm in April of 2024 when the firm rebranded as Brennan Scungio & Kresge LLP. She also assumed the role of co-managing partner of the firm in April of 2024.

Lisa joined the firm’s Providence office in 2011 from the Boston office of Brown Rudnick, where she was a partner. She oversees the firm’s commercial finance and creditors’ rights practice.

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 Women’s Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation.

She is Vice President and a member of the board of the Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association and is the Co-Chair and member of the Board of the New England network of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation. A resident of Mansfield, she is active in the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce. She was recently recognized for 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 Bar Association
International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association


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

Speaking Engagements:

Rhode Island Bar Association

    • Commercial Law Update, October 7, 2019, June 29, 2020, June 24, 2021, June 23, 2022 and June 1, 2023
    • The Insolvency Zone: Advising Directors and Officers of Troubled Companies, June 22, 2018

Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys

    • The Gotchas that Get You: Selected Loan Documentation Issues, June 4, 2022 and May 20, 2023

American Bankruptcy Institute

    • Other Nonbankruptcy Alternatives: Exchange Offers, Strict Foreclosures and Workouts, July 13, 2019
    • Knowing Your ABC’s: Practical Alternatives to a Business Bankruptcy Filing Checklist, LexisNexis Practical Guidance, Contributing Author
    • Commercial Lending Law: A Jurisdiction-by-Jurisdiction Guide to U.S. and Canadian Law, Third Edition, American Bar Association 2023, Contributing Author