Alissa is the newest addition to Carter & Tani and is enjoying learning franchise law from two experienced franchise and business attorneys. As the daughter of partner Doris Carter, Alissa is proud to become the next generation of franchise attorney and follow in her mother's footsteps. Alissa also has a passion for intellectual property law, especially trademarks, trade secrets, and general business transactions.
Alissa is a member of the American Bar Association, the ABA Forum on Franchising, the ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, the DuPage County Bar Association, and the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers.
Alissa graduated from Bradley University in 2010 Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Business. She then attended the University of Sheffield in Sheffield, England where she received her Master of Arts in Music Management with high honors in 2011. She graduated from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in December 2015.
Outside of work, Alissa enjoys spending time with her husband, parents, and family pets (including her dog and two cats). She enjoys singing, biking, reading, and traveling the world. She has been to 27 countries and has an ever-growing curiosity about the world around her.
Areas Of Practice
- Franchise Law
- General Business Transactions
- Illinois, 2016
- Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
- J.D. - 2015
- Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois
- B.A. - 2010
- Honors: cum laude
- Major: Music Business
- University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England
- M.A., Master of Arts
- Honors: With High Honors
- Major: Music Management
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Bar Association
- ABA Forum on Franchising
- ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries
- Illinois State Bar Association
- DuPage Bar Association
- DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
- Kappa Delta