Attorney Profile:

John J. Griffin, Jr.



John J. Griffin, Jr. focuses his practice on real estate matters, where he represents developers, lending institutions and educational institutions.

Areas of Concentration

•Educational institutions

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Instructor, Fundamentals of Loan Workouts, MIT Center for Real Estate's Professional Development Institute's Cornerstone Course, March 27, 2009
•Speaker, Professional Service Firms and the Real Estate Economy in Boston, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), February 2003
•Speaker, Legal Aspects of the Development Process, Urban Land Institute Real Estate School, 1986-2001

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

08.16.16 10 Greenberg Traurig Boston Attorneys Listed in 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
10.23.15 18 Greenberg Traurig Boston Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Edition of Massachusetts Super Lawyers
08.24.15 9 Greenberg Traurig Boston Attorneys Listed in 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
11.07.14 16 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Included in 2014 Edition of Massachusetts Supers Lawyers
10.20.14 Greenberg Traurig's Boston 'Conversation With' Series Welcomes Paul S. Grogan, President & CEO of The Boston Foundation
08.26.14 Nine Greenberg Traurig Boston Attorneys Listed in 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
11.04.13 16 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Included in the 2013 Edition of Massachusetts Super Lawyers
08.15.13 10 Greenberg Traurig Boston Attorneys Listed in 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
02.27.13 Greenberg Traurig Expands its Boston Real Estate Practice With the Addition of John J. Griffin, Jr.

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, 1983-2017 (All Editions)
•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, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2013
•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:
1968, Massachusetts; U.S. District Court for the District of 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:
Significant Representations; Represented a major U.S. software company in connection with the permitting, development and sale-leaseback of its new corporate headquarters in Needham, Massachusetts. 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). Represented a Boston college in connection with the permitting, construction and land use litigation related to the expansion of its football stadium. 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

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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