Sophie R. Bellacosa
Sophie Bellacosa is an associate at the firm and active as part of the business law and M&A teams.
Sophie has played an instrumental role in several significant deals including leading the due diligence for a multi-faceted transaction involving a major cannabis software company in the successful sale of substantially all of its assets to a subsidiary of a public corporation. Specifically, she led the Rhode Island seller-side due diligence for the multi-state merger of two of its cannabis dispensary subsidiaries as well as assisted with the antitrust filings for the premerger notification to the FTC and DOJ.
She also led the due diligence — which included review of government defense contracts and obtaining regulatory approvals — for a transaction where the firm successfully represented a private defense contractor in the acquisition of its business
Active in the community, Sophie is a board member for the Young Professionals Committee of the Rhode Island Society of CPAs.
Prior to joining the firm, she clerked at Duffy & Sweeney, worked as a legal extern for the Executive Counsel in the Office of the Governor, completed two summer internships at local law firms, and achieved certification as a mediator.
During law school she was assistant editor of the Roger Williams University Law Review, a member of the Honor Board, and a member of the Sports & Entertainment Law Society. During her undergraduate years at Roger Williams University, Sophie was a member of the Varsity Sailing Team, helping lead her team to win the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association, Coed-Dinghy Team Race National Championship in 2011. She was named to the ICSA All-American First Team in 2012 and inducted in the Roger Williams Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017.