John J. Griffin, Jr.

John J. Griffin, Jr.: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP AV stamp icon
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John J. Griffin, Jr. focuses his practice on real estate matters, where he represents developers, lending institutions and educational institutions.


•Educational institutions

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, 1983-2019 (All Editions)
•Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2013 and 2017-2018
•Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers, Law Firm of the Year in Real Estate Law, 2015
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2013-2015
•Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, Top Tier Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
•Team Member, a Law360 Real Estate Practice Group of the Year, 2011-2013 and 2015

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
617.310.6087  Phone
617.310.6001  Fax
University Attended:
Boston College, A.B.
Law School Attended:
Harvard Law School, LL.B.
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts; 1968, Massachusetts

Professional & Community Involvement

•Co-Chair, Urban Edge, Fundraising Committee
•Executive Committee Member, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
•Former Board Member, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
•Former Chairman, Greater Boston Board of Catholic Charities
•Former Chairman, ULI Development Council
•Former Trustee, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston
•Former Vice President/President Elect, Boston College Alumni Association
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
•Member, Boston Bar Association
•Member, Former Development Committee of the New England Province of the Jesuits
•Member, Investment Committee of Catholic Charities
•Member, Lambda Alpha International, Boston Executive Committee
•Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
•Program Chair, Urban Land Institute (ULI) District Council for Boston
•Trustee, Matignon High School

Birth Information:
Somerville, Massachusetts, December 27, 1943
Reported Cases:
Experience: Corporate Sites: Represented a major U.S. software company in connection with the permitting, development and sale-leaseback of its new corporate headquarters in Needham, Massachusetts.*; Environmental Sites: Supervised, strategized and argued before the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts the case which secured the development permits for the quarry site on Route 128 in Weston, Massachusetts. Massachusetts Broken Stone Company v. Weston, Mass . (2000).*; Educational Sites: Represented a Boston college in connection with the permitting, construction and land use litigation related to the expansion of its football stadium.*; Retail Sites: Represented Homart (a subsidiary of Sears) in connection with the acquisition, permitting, financing and redevelopment of Natick Mall and Shoppers World.* *The above representations were handled by Mr. Griffin prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Peer Reviews

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