William J. Proia

William J. Proia
Burlington Office
617-692-3462 fax

Bill focuses his practice on real property development, zoning, land-use and environmental permitting, and associated regulatory matters, as well as all aspects of commercial real estate, leasing, and condominiums. He regularly appears before state and local permit granting authorities and regulatory bodies throughout Massachusetts.

Prior to joining Riemer & Braunstein, Bill served as special real estate counsel to a major transportation authority, providing legal support to some of the largest, most sophisticated real estate and construction projects in New England. Bill also acted as municipal counsel to a number of communities related to real estate and zoning matters.

Bill volunteers for a number of community organizations and has served as a member of his town’s Finance Committee, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Historic District Commission.

Representative Transactions

  • Representation of major transportation authority regarding real estate matters in connection with a $350 million transportation system expansion
  • Representation of a developer in a 400-unit mixed use development involving major rezoning to accommodate the project
  • Representation of non-profit organizations respecting acquisition and permitting of exempt-use land and buildings
  • Representation of developers respecting comprehensive permit projects
  • Representation of developer regarding acquisition, financing, and permitting of a 70,000 square foot retail/restaurant center
  • Representation of parties respecting both sales and purchases of substantial commercial and residential properties
  • Representations of lenders with respect to real estate/land-use permitting aspects of foreclosures and workouts
  • Representations of landowners respecting various matters in the Land Court
  • Representation of developer respecting the acquisition of development rights in context of a phased condominium project
Association of Town Finance Committees
Massachusetts Bar Association
Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Tulane University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1992
Wesleyan University, B.A., 1983