Rick’s practice encompasses his broad experience in the areas of corporate law, real estate law, telecommunications, and the emerging field of cannabis law.
Rick is a sought-after lawyer working with businesses at the national, regional, and local levels. He advises on all aspects of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing transactions, venture capital transactions on both the company and investor sides, and private equity transactions.
Rick has substantial real estate experience, having represented both landlords and tenants in commercial real estate acquisitions and sales and commercial leasing matters. He advises developers on legal issues relating to commercial development projects throughout New England.
As chair of Prince Lobel’s Telecommunications Practice Group, Rick has represented national telecommunication companies in the development and permitting of wireless networks, for over 20 years, including the negotiation of hundreds of antenna facility leases, tower leases, and fiber deals. He also works with telecommunications infrastructure companies and tower aggregators in bulk sale transactions involving the purchase and sale of telecommunications assets and revenue streams across the country.
Rick is also a member of the firm’s burgeoning Cannabis Practice. Rick has represented cannabis clients in matters involving private capital raises, commercial leasing, real estate acquisitions and sales, private financing, and local permitting.
In addition to his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law, he holds an LL.M. in International Banking and Finance law from Boston University School of Law, and his undergraduate degree is from Boston College (B.A.). He is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Florida. Rick is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. He lives in Hingham with his wife Kim and their two children.
- Boston University School of Law, LL.M., (Banking and Financial Law), 1998
- University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1993
- Boston College, B.A., 1990
- Rhode Island
- Boston Bar Association
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Rhode Island Bar Association
- NAIOP, The Commercial Real Estate Development Association
- Florida Bar Association
- New England Wireless Association
- The Esplanade Association
- 2013-present: Named a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer” in the field of Business/Corporate Law
- March 2020: Prince Lobel Client Alert, “Coronavirus: Issues for Commercial Landlords”
- June 2017: Panelist, “Small Cells: They Don’t Have to be Ugly,” AGL Media Group – Boston Summit
- May 2015: Panel Co-Chair, “Wireless Communication and Real Estate,” REBA Spring Conference 2015
- November 2013: Panelist, “Site Acquisition: Where Will All the Wireless Go?,” AGL Regional Conference Boston
- February 2013: MCLE Faculty/Panelist, “Advising on Mergers and Acquisitions,” MCLE
- May 2012: Moderator, “Panel: Finance–VC-Angel-Grant Funding Strategies to Attract the Money You Need for Your Nanobusiness,” Destination Nano: Concept to Commercialization, University of Massachusetts Lowell
- July 2011: Moderator, “Zoning for In-Building Coverage – New Traps for the Unwary,” Prince Lobel Telecommunications Event
- May 2011: Moderator, “Building 4G Networks: A DAS Perspective,” Prince Lobel Seminar
- April 2011: Roundtable Leader, “Telecommunications and Condominiums: Opportunities and Risks?,”
REBA Condominium Law & Practice Committee Event
Ricardo M. Sousa