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paul momnie is a real estate development, permitting and land use attorney



Paul Momnie is a real estate development, permitting and land use attorney. His work focuses on zoning, historic and environmental impact reviews, regulatory compliance and other public approvals and entitlements, as well as various transactional aspects of complex, mixed-use, urban projects.

He has extensive experience in permitting projects throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through Article 80 of the Boston Zoning Code, Mass. General Laws Chapters 40A, 40B and 40R (Smart Growth), Chapter 91 (Waterways) and the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA). 

Paul also advises real estate developers in the formation of complex commercial condominiums, master associations and real estate development joint ventures. 

In addition, he maintains a national transactional real estate practice, regularly advising real estate investment trusts, institutional investors, financial institutions, and non-profits in connection with the acquisition, disposition, and financing of a range of multifamily, office and mixed-use projects.

Before joining Goulston & Storrs, Paul clerked for the Honorable Alexander H. Sands, III of the Massachusetts Land Court and was a Real Estate Associate at a top Am Law 100 law firm.

During law school, Paul worked at the Boston Redevelopment Authority, the predecessor to the Boston Planning and Development Agency, and served as Senior Editor to the Boston College Law Review.


  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars, (2016-2023)
  • Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch (2021-2024): Real Estate, Land Use and Zoning  


  • Developing Leader, NAIOP Massachusetts Government Affairs Committee
  • Co-Chair, Boston Bar Association Real Estate Section Law School Outreach Program


  • Massachusetts


  • Boston College Law School  (J.D., 2013)
    • Senior Editor, Boston College Law Review
  • Boston College  (B.A., 2010)