Sousa Marujo Ltd Attorneys at Law

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Assisting The Greater Providence Area Since 1990

Attorney Louis A. Sousa

Louis A. Sousa

  • Managing Partner


Practice Areas

  • Franchise Law
  • Real Estate Purchase and Development
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Zoning and Planning
  • Corporate Advisory
  • Estate Planning
  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate Purchase and Development


I am a Phi Kappa Delta alumnus of the University of Rhode Island. Since graduating from Villanova Law School in 1983, I have been providing legal services to business clientele spanning many industries, including franchisees, real estate developers, manufacturers, self storage, communications, medical, and others. Incident to these services, client needs for succession planning, municipal permitting, commercial leasing, and similar essential services.


  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. – 1983
  • University of Rhode Island
    • B.A. – 1979
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island, 1983
  • Pennsylvania, 1983, Inactive
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts


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

Representative Clients

  • igus Bearings, Inc. (manufacturing)
  • Andrade Group (franchise, real estate)
  • Cadete Group (franchise, real estate, real estate development)
  • Phoenix Times Publishing, Co.


  • Morgan P. Hanlon
  • Carlos P. Andrade
  • Matthew D. Hayes
  • Joseph Mansour, CPA

Professional Associations

  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Fellow, 1983 to Present
  • Federal Bar Association, 1983 to Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, 2004 to Present