Lisa (LaSaracina) Willauer, CPA

Founding Partner, Tax & Advisory Services


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Before co-founding FML, Lisa spent 10 years at Ernst & Young's Hartford office, rising to the rank of tax senior manager. Her experience covers a range of industry categories, from service companies and major manufacturers to biotech innovators. Lisa has worked with businesses of all sizes - from start-ups to multi-billion dollar publicly traded companies. She takes a proactive approach to tax-saving opportunities on behalf of her clients. In addition, she is responsive to unanticipated needs, whether it's a straightforward or complex issue. Of particular note is her expertise in transaction services, ranging from buy side due diligence to sell side tax planning for both corporations and partnerships or LLCs. Lisa is a trusted business adviser to her clients who is able to take complex issues and explain them in layman’s terms to her clients. Lisa was one of eight outstanding business leaders honored as a 2019 Women in Business Award winner, presented by the Hartford Business Journal.


BS in Accounting from Bentley College
MBA with a Certification in Taxation from New Hampshire College

Community Involvement

Member of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA)
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Lisa (LaSaracina) Willauer, CPA