Representative Transactions

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

Fidelity Investments

Lisa & Sousa, 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.

Smithfield Business Park

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

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 Lisa & Sousa, Ltd.

Dunkin' Donuts

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

Lisa & Sousa, 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).

DD Independent Franchise Owners (DDIFO)


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


Igus Bearings, Inc

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

Kirkbrae Country Club

When they wanted to build a new 50,000 sq. ft. clubhouse in Lincoln, RI, Kirkbrae Country Club turned to Lisa & Sousa, Ltd. for permitting and other legal services.

Belvedere at Hope, Bristol, Rhode Island

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

East Bay Newspapers

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

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.