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William J. Tinti



In his career, Bill has tried cases in and appeared before the different levels of the court system in Massachusetts, including District Courts, Superior Courts, Probate Courts, Land Court, Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court.  He has served as counsel to many banking institutions, corporations, partnerships, trusts, non-profit and charitable organizations, individuals and various city, town and regional agencies and departments. Bill has been engaged in the general practice of law with specializations in merger and acquisition, banking law, real estate law, historic preservation law, affordable housing development, commercial and industrial real estate development, leasing, financing, administrative law, and municipal law.

In addition to private practice of law, Tinti has served in government as legislative assistant to Congressman Michael J. Harrington (6th District – Massachusetts), nine years as City Solicitor of the City of Salem and as a Commissioner of the Massachusetts Historical Commission for six years.

Bill has been involved in many civic activities, such as Chairman of the Salem Redevelopment Authority, Chairman of the Zoning Committee of City of Salem, served on the Land Records Commission of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Essex County Health Association, Council Member of the Public Law Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Director of the North Shore Business Finance Corporation, member of National Institute of Municipal Law Officers Committee on Zoning and Planning, Legal Committee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Chairman of the North Shore Workforce Investment Board.


Bill is past Chairman and now counsel to the North Shore Chamber of Commerce, the regional Chamber consisting of approximately 1,600 businesses located throughout the North Shore. Bill was elected as Chairman of the North Shore Chamber of Commerce for 2014. North Shore Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization North of Boston and the third largest Chamber of Commerce in Massachusetts.

Additionally, Bill was Chairman and now serves on the Executive Committee of the Northshore Workforce Investment Board which is responsible for the expenditure of Federal and State funds in training and growing the workforce on the North Shore region of Massachusetts.


Bill has also taught and written on the subjects of administrative law, land use and zoning, and historic preservation.  He has received multiple awards and been designated a “Distinguished Leader.

Practice Areas

Commercial & Residential Real Estate

Historic Preservation Law

Administrative Law

Municipal Law

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts


Boston College School of Law, J.D.

University of Massachusetts, B.A.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

North Shore Chamber of Commerce

Salem Partnership

Massachusetts Bar Association

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