W. Robert Knapik

W. Robert Knapik is the principal of the Law Office of W. Robert Knapik. He represents clients in the general practice of law, with a particular emphasis on commercial and residential real estate development, land use, and conveyancing.

He represents buyers, sellers, developers, and financial institutions in all aspects of real estate acquisitions, financing, development, permitting, construction, leasing and sales. He also represents litigants in civil litigation. Mr. Knapik has experience representing clients in disputes related to land use and environmental matters before appellate courts, trial courts and administrative bodies including the Department of Environmental Protection and the Housing Appeals Committee within the Department of Housing and Community Development.

Upon graduation from law school in 2000, Mr. Knapik was an associate at two Boston law firms from 2000 to 2005 where his practice was focused on commercial real estate, environmental law and corporate law. Mr. Knapik formed the Law Office of W. Robert Knapik in 2005.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Knapik was employed by a major east coast consulting firm as a land surveyor and a civil engineer. In twelve years of engineering practice, Mr. Knapik served a diverse public and private clientele in large-scale construction and land use projects. He is a Massachusetts Registered Professional Land Surveyor and a Massachusetts Registered Professional Engineer.

Mr. Knapik received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1988, and a Juris Doctor from the New England School of Law in 2000.

Avril K. Waye

Avril K. Waye has been an associate with the firm since January 2010, and assists clients in the areas of divorce and family law, civil litigation, real estate, business law, landlord/tenant law, estate planning, and probate and estate administration. She has appeared before the Probate and Family Court, Housing Court, District Court and Superior Court.

Prior to joining the firm, Attorney Waye frequently assisted pro se litigants as Lawyer for the Day in the Worcester Probate and Family Court. While attending law school, Ms. Waye was a judicial intern at the Bankruptcy Court in Worcester, and was a law clerk for an insurance defense firm in Worcester. Attorney Waye has trained in divorce and family law, and in unemployment advocacy with the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association.

Ms. Waye received a Bachelor of Arts from Clark University in 1997, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and a Juris Doctor from Western New England College School of Law in 2007. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ms. Waye worked in arts management.

Julie A. Randall

Julie A. Randall is a paralegal with the firm. Ms. Randall has over 10 years experience working as a paralegal in the area of residential real estate transactions and mortgage loan financing. She is the chief liaison between the firm and our real estate clients, including lenders, assisting in all aspects of real estate transactions.

Ms. Randall received a Bachelor of Arts from Framingham State University in Elementary Education and Geography. She is also a Massachusetts licensed real estate salesperson.