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Theresa Marie Santoro

  • Associate


Waltham, MA





Theresa M. Santoro is an Attorney in the Real Estate department. She is analytical and detail-oriented, with broad and deep experience in complex business and real estate matters, including entity formation, real estate and business acquisitions, dispositions, and financing, as well as transactional commercial and residential real estate, condominium developments and conversions, due diligence, permitting, complex contract and lease negotiations, and risk assessment involving a variety of multifaceted legal and title problems. She efficiently drafts and negotiates a significant workload of matters including leases, contracts, business acquisitions, institutional and private equity and trust financing, and purchase and sale agreements for residential properties and commercial projects including businesses, hotels, restaurants, retail spaces, multifamily buildings, office and industrial buildings, warehouses, business parks, and raw land for development projects. Theresa coordinates IRS 1031 tax deferred like-kind exchanges, advises on zoning and land use matters, and files petitions throughout Land Court and various Probate Courts. Theresa earned a Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law and was the third successful graduate in the advanced collaborative program with Roger Williams University undergraduate study, resulting in her achievement of a dual major Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, and a Juris Doctor in six years.

Areas Of Practice

  • Real Estate 60%
  • Probate and Estate Administration 20%
  • Estate Planning 20%

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island, 2011
  • Massachusetts, 2011
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 2012


  • Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island
    • J.D. - 2011
  • Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island
    • B.S. - 2008
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: Legal Studies
    • Major: Psychology

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of CALI Excellence for the Future Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bristol County Bar Association, Secretary, 2016 to 2018
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Real Estate Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Warren Barrington Rotary Club, President, 2015 to 2018


  • Phi Alpha Delta