William J.Tinti, Esq.


Tinti, Quinn, Grover & Frey, P.C.

President of the Salem, Massachusetts law firm of Tinti, Quinn, Grover & Frey, P.C., William J. Tinti is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and Boston College School of Law.  Mr. Tinti has been admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, the Bar of the United States District Court and the United States Bankruptcy Court. He has been certified as a Land Court Title Examiner by the Land Court of Massachusetts, is listed as a Historic Preservation Lawyer by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and as Bond Counsel in the Directory of Municipal Bond Attorneys of the United States.  Tinti is listed in the publications, “Who’s Who in American Law”, “Who’s Who of Professionals”, and the international “Who’s Who Directory”.

In his career, Tinti 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. Tinti has been engaged in the general practice of law with specializations in business and employment law, real estate development & leasing, historic preservation law, affordable housing development, 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. Tinti presently serves on the Executive Committee of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), which is the regional planning agency for Boston and its 100 surrounding cities and towns, as a gubernatorial appointee, in addition to serving on the Board of Directors of Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation.

Tinti is past president and currently on the executive committee of the Salem Partnership, a non-profit public-service partnership including nearly one hundred members from business, industry, education, government and cultural institutions, a prime mover in the redevelopment of the City of Salem.

Tinti 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. Tinti 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.

Tinti 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.

Tinti served on the faculty of Suffolk University School of Administration as a senior lecturer teaching courses in Administrative Strategies of Local Government and the Legal Basis of Public Management.  He has lectured and authored articles on land use, historic preservation and zoning, including the section on “Design Review from a Legal Point of View” in the classic book “Old & New Architecture” published by The Preservation Press of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

In 1988, Tinti was the recipient of the Massachusetts Historical Commission’s 25th Anniversary Preservation Award.  In 2005, he was honored with the Preservation Award of the National Register Hawthorne Hotel at an annual award ceremony.  He was received commendations and awards by Boy Scouts of America, Historic Salem, Inc., the North Shore Chamber of Commerce, the City of Salem, and the City of Newburyport.  He has also been singled out by The New York Times for playing a key role in the award-winning redevelopment of downtown Salem.