128 Dorrance Street, Penthouse Providence, RI 02903

Representative Transactions

Everyday Sousa Marujo, Ltd. is involved in business formation transactions representing our clients’ interests in the areas of corporate counsel, Franchise, Business Acquisition, Financing, Disposition, Development law.

Fidelity Investments

Sousa Marujo Ltd. has represented Fidelity in the development of the company’s over 300 acre, RI Campus since 1996.

Transactions have included: land acquisition; representation in permitting proceedings before the town council, planning board and other agencies; permitting transactions for construction of a 3rd office building; and, most recently, permitting for a 565,000 sq. ft. office building, the largest in RI.

Dunkin’ Donuts

We have represented Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners in the acquisition, sale and development of multi-unit locations for over 50 years collectively.

Sousa Marujo Ltd. is also legal counsel for Dunkin’ Donuts Independent Franchise Organization (DDIFO).
Representative Transactions:
Transfer of ownership of several hundred franchise locations in Northeast, Southeast and other parts of the United States, acquisition of a network of 42 locations in Florida; Sale of 48 locations in NY; Purchase of 15 stores in the Northeast; Acquisition of multi-shop networks in Florida (18), Vermont (20) and Cape Cod, MA (20).

Hanton City Gateway

Our firm negotiated permitting and related services for a 95, 000 sq. ft. office park comprised of two buildings, located on George Washington Highway, Smithfield, RI.

W/S Development Associates, LLC

When this developer needed permitting and litigation services for a 600,000 sq. ft. Regional Outdoor Shopping Center, The Crossing at Smithfield relied on Sousa Marujo Ltd.

Belvedere at Hope, Bristol, RI

Transactions leading to the sale of a historic hotel began with bankruptcy litigation and ended with the rescue of a floundering permitting process. Sousa Marujo Ltd. turned this project around in just 4 months.

DD Independent Franchise Owners (DDIFO)

Sousa Marujo Ltd. is legal counsel for the Dunkin Donuts Independent Franchise Organization (DDIFO), a national independent association of Dunkin Donuts franchisees.

Intrafamily Planning/Estate Planning

We recently developed plans that allowed orderly transfer of family-owned businesses, including Dunkin’ Donuts franchises to resolve numerous multi-generational and business transition issues.

The Westminster Square Building

We provided legal services covering all aspects of acquiring this large Providence office building and executed in a timely manner.

East Bay Newspapers

Performed a variety of real estate and intellectual property services to a Nationally Syndicated Newspaper Company.

Igus Bearings, Inc

The firm renders to Igus corporate counsel and real estate development services.

Smithfield Business Park

We represented this developer to obtain permitting for a 100-Acre business park.