Greenberg Traurig Expands its Boston Real Estate Practice with the Addition of John J. Griffin, Jr.

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Greenberg Traurig Expands its Boston Real Estate Practice with the Addition of John J. Griffin, Jr.

March 5, 2013, Veteran real estate attorney John J. Griffin, Jr. has joined the Boston office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as of counsel in the firm’s Global Real Estate Practice.

In his new role, Griffin will continue to concentrate his practice in the areas of real estate development and permitting. He has represented a broad range of developers, lenders, and educational institutions and has been involved in several landmark projects, including Copley Place, Natick Mall, Shoppers World, and the expansion of the Boston College football stadium. Additionally, John argued before the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts in Massachusetts Broken Stone Company v. Weston, MA, the case that secured development permits for a quarry site on Route 128 in Weston, Massachusetts.

“We are pleased to welcome John to Greenberg Traurig and fortunate to have someone with his depth of experience onboard,” said Terence P. McCourt, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office. “With more than 40 years of industry experience, a proven track record of leadership, and deep roots in the community, John is a fantastic addition to an already experienced and diverse team of real estate attorneys in Boston.”

Griffin is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Boston College where he was formerly President of the Alumni Association. Griffin is actively involved in several charitable organizations including the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston, Urban Edge and the American Ireland Fund.

Greenberg Traurig’s Real Estate Practice includes more than 200 real estate lawyers who deliver multidisciplinary legal solutions for property investment, development and management, as well as real estate finance. The practices’ client base comprises a broad range of property developers, lenders, investment managers, opportunity funds, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), and private owners. The attorneys advise clients on a variety of matters involving diverse forms of commercial, recreational and residential real estate. In 2010, the Greenberg Traurig Real Estate team received the Chambers USA Award for Excellence.

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Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 35 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal's 2012 NLJ 250. For additional information, please visit

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