Lisa R. (Magnacca) Whitt


Lisa R. (Magnacca) Whitt


Phone: 207.253.0504 Fax: 207.772.3627 Email:

84 Marginal Way, Suite 600 Portland, ME 04101-2480

Assistant: Ashley Lemelin Email:


Lisa (Magnacca) Whitt focuses her practice on a vast array of real estate and commercial finance transactions. Drawing on a decade of experience in real estate development and management prior to attending law school, Lisa understands the business realities that drive the dynamics of business and property transactions. Her breadth of knowledge enables her to deliver substantial value to her clients, as do her diligent and efficient approach to getting deals done.

In her real estate practice, Lisa regularly represents developers, condominium associations, non-profit organizations, landlords, individuals, and municipalities in structuring and negotiating the acquisition, development, financing, leasing, and sale of commercial and residential real estate. She also has considerable expertise in the areas of affordable housing development and compliance.

Lisa’s commercial transaction practice covers the full spectrum of the business cycle, including: business formation, lending transactions, commercial contracts, mergers, acquisitions, and sales. Lisa provides know-how and creative problem solving to efficiently execute transactions of varying complexity and carry out her clients’ business objectives.

Lisa’s expertise has been recognized at both the regional and national levels. She was named a “Rising Star” each year between 2015 and 2022 by New England Super Lawyers in the real estate and business/corporate practices, and was named Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” in real estate law.

In her free time, Lisa enjoys hiking and exploring the Maine coast. She is committed to community involvement, and serves as a member of the board of the Maine Affordable Housing Coalition, and as both a member of the board and the chair of the Housing Subcommittee for Shalom House.


University of Maine School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2012

Clark University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2000


New England Super Lawyers, Real Estate, Business/Corporate, Rising Star 2015-2022

Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” – Real Estate Law


Maine State Bar Association

Community/Public Service

Shalom House, Inc
Board Member (2013-present)

Women’s Law Association

Maine Affordable Housing Coalition Board of Directors
Former Board Member