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5 Benefit Street Providence, Rhode Island 02904

Our Lawyers

Louis A. Sousa

Louis A. Sousa

Education:

University of Rhode Island (B.A., 1979, Phi Beta Kappa); Villanova University (J.D., 1983).

Awards and Recognition:

Past recognition from franchise trade publication as a preeminent national franchise lawyer; Fellow of Rhode Island Bar Foundation.

Member:

admitted to Rhode Island bar 1983, Pennsylvania; 1984, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island; Federal Bar Associations. Admitted to Massachusetts Bar; University Club, Rhode Island Country Club.

Projects:

Title Counsel for construction of office park in RI by national financial services company; Purchaser counsel for 50 unit restaurant network; Developer counsel on numerous condominium projects in RI; Purchaser’s counsel from major Providence office building; Purchaser’s counsel for major RI manufacturer’s new building development; Landlord counsel for $300K per annum commercial lease of warehouse facility in RI; Zoning and permitting counsel to national franchise restaurant; Seller’s counsel from transfer of financial services software company; Purchaser’s counsel from acquisition of regional newspaper; Purchaser counsel assembling multi-property self-storage network; Seller’s counsel from private equity investment into family owned self-storage company; Seller’s counsel is $100M sale of assets.

Practice Areas:

Mergers and acquisitions, franchise law, commercial leasing, real estate purchase and development, zoning and planning, business succession planning, corporate advisory.

Sandra Sousa-Marujo

Sandra Sousa-Marujo

Education:

University of Massachusetts (B.A., magna cum laude, 1999); Roger Williams University School of Law (J.D., 2004).

Member:

Rhode Island, Massachusetts and American Bar Associations.

Projects:

Concentration on commercial transactions and franchise law representing franchisees in mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions. Recent transactions include: Represented purchaser in acquisition of 50 unit franchised restaurant network; Represented seller in sale of business assets for 18 stores and 8 parcels of real estate; Represented borrowers in placement of debt, revolving credit and term loan facilities in excess of $60M.

Practice Areas:

Franchise Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Commercial Leasing Law, Financing, Recapitalization, and Restructuring, Business Law, Real Estate Law, Corporate Law.