Prince Lobel Tye LLP expresses its deepest sorrow on the passing of our friend and colleague, Bill Rizzo on June 12, 2007. While we grieve for this loss, we also celebrate Bill’s life and his many contributions to the legal community and to our firm.
Of counsel to Prince Lobel since 2003, Bill was a valued member of the firm’s Real Estate Law Group. Prior to joining our firm, Bill was a partner at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, LLP, and a founder of McDermott & Rizzo.
Bill was a graduate of Lawrence University (magna cum laude, phi beta kappa, 1970) and Columbia University School of Law (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor, 1973). After law school, Bill served as law clerk to the Honorable Irving R. Kaufman, Chief Judge of the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals, before joining Ropes & Gray in Boston.
Bill indulged his lifelong interest in history as a devoted member of the Brookline Thursday Club. He was a historian, trusted advisor, good friend, loving husband, father and brother. He was devoted to his community, but above all to his wife, Susan J. Parker, and their daughter, Aura Rizzo.