Robert J. Griffin - Krokidas & Bluestein LLP

Robert J. Griffin

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Robert Griffin joined Krokidas & Bluestein in 1985 and was head of the firm's Health Practice Area until 2016. He is the firm's managing partner and concentrates his practice in the areas of health care, non-profit, administrative and corporate law.

Bob represents hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, nursing facilities, community health centers, hospices, home health and private home care providers; assisted living and senior housing providers; community-based organizations including private special education schools; physicians and allied health professionals in matters involving transactions (mergers, acquisitions, affiliations), corporate governance, contracts, legislative and regulatory matters, reimbursement and tax-exempt financing.

Bob has written and lectured for government, professional and trade organizations, including Massachusetts Office of Attorney General, Public Charities Division, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Extended Care Federation, and Massachusetts Association of Assisted Living Facilities on topics such as long-term and post-acute care, assisted living, nursing home transactions, payment and reimbursement, intermediate sanctions and non-profit governance issues.

Bob is an active community participant, serving on the boards of several non-profit and community institutions, including Marian Manor (for which he received the Magnificat Award in 2004), St. Patrick's Manor, Carmel Terrace, DOVE, Inc. (Domestic Violence Ended) and S Bank. He is a past member of the Quincy Medical Center, the St. Coletta and Cardinal Cushing Centers and Quincy Youth Baseball Board of Directors.

Before joining Krokidas & Bluestein, Bob held several positions in Massachusetts state government. His last position was as Chairman of the Massachusetts Rate Setting Commission. He has been recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for his work protecting the residents of troubled nursing facilities. He is a 1975 graduate of Trinity College. He received a master's degree in public administration from the University of Massachusetts in 1978, and a juris doctor degree from Suffolk Law School in 1983.

Trinity CollegeBA 1975University of Massachusetts AmherstMPA 1978Suffolk University Law SchoolJ.D. 1983
Boston Bar AssociationS BankSt. Patrick's ManorMarian Manor for the Aged and InfirmMassachusetts Association for Mental HealthManet Community Health CenterCardinal Cushing CenterDOVEBay State Community ServicesCarmelite Sisters SystemQuincy Medical CenterVery Special Arts, Inc.Quincy Youth Baseball

Client Comments

"Bob Griffin has expertly guided us through the mine fields of proper governance and internal controls for our not-for-profit hospital. He shows great understanding of the regulations, governmental agencies, and people involved in regulating and supporting the healthcare industry. He is cooperative, involved, and not overbearing. "

-Robert Needham
Board Chair
Franciscan Hospital

Office Location

600 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
United States


Practice Areas

Health Care Law (Certificate of Need, Corporate, Elder Care, Fraud and Abuse, Hospitals, Mergers & Acquisitions, Nonprofit Organizations and Charitable Giving)