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Robert J Griffin

Robert J Griffin

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About Me

I joined Krokidas & Bluestein in 1985, and I concentrate my practice in the areas of health care, non-profit, administrative and corporate law.


I represent teaching and community hospitals, long term care hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, community health centers, behavioral health providers, hospices and visiting nurse associations, assisted living residences, senior living communities, community-based human service organizations, private special education school, physicians and allied health professionals in matters involving transactions (mergers, acquisitions, affiliations), corporate governance, contracts, legislative and regulatory matters, reimbursement and tax-exempt financing.


 


My practice includes writing and lectures 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, and Massachusetts Senior Care Association 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.


 


I'm an active community participant, serving on the boards of several non-profit and community institutions, including Marian Manor (receiving the Magnificat Award in 2004), St. Patrick's Manor, Carmel Terrace, and S Bank. In the past I have served as a member of the Quincy Medical Center, the St. Coletta and Cardinal Cushing Centers, DOVE, Inc. (Domestic Violence Ended), Very Special Arts of Massachusetts, and Quincy Youth Baseball Board of Directors.


 


Before joining Krokidas & Bluestein, I held several positions in Massachusetts state government. My last position was as Chairman of the Massachusetts Rate Setting Commission.

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Languages Spoken: Italian, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Health Care: 100%

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Contact Info

Krokidas & Bluestein LLP

600 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA, 02210-2211

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive198304/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
ChambersRanked in Health Care2015
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2014
Best LawyerU.S. News & World Report2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Rx for Excellence AwardMassachusetts Lawyers Weekly2011
Partners in Hope AwardSouth Boston Community Health Center2011
Magnificat AwardMarian Manor for the Aged and Infirm2004
Protecting Nursing Home ResidentsMassachusetts Dept. of Public Health1998

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerKrokidas & Bluestein LLP1985 - Present
ChairmanState of Massachusetts, Rate Setting Commission1982 - 1985
Assistant SecretaryState of Massachusetts, Exec. Office of Human Services1981 - 1982
Assistant Commissioner of Management ServiceState of Massachusetts, Dept. of Public Health1978 - 1980

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
S BankChairmanN/A
St. Patricks's ManorChairmanN/A
Marian Manor for the Aged and InfirmChairmanN/A
Carmel TerraceChairmanN/A
Manet Community Health CenterBoard MemberN/A
Cardinal Cushing CenterFinance CommitteeN/A
Massachusetts Association for Mental HealthBoard MemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Provider"Forum Focuses on ICO Contract and Compliance Issues"2013
MECFA"Nursing Home Receiverships in Massachusetts: The Massachusetts Patient Care Receivership Act"2004
Boston Bar Association"Recent Developments in Nursing Home Receivership; Implications for Receivers, the Dept. of Public Health, Nursing Home Operators and Lenders"2001

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of MassachusettsPublic AdministrationMA - Masters1978
Trinity CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1975

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Massachusetts League ConferencePreparing For The Unexpected: State and Local Considerations2015
35th Anniversary Speaker Series"No Boundaries - New Boundaries" in Health Care2015
Senior Care ConferenceThe Essential Building Blocks to Implementing an Effective Compliance and Ethics Program2013
In House Training DayMHSA In-House Training on Compliance and Regulations2013
Providers Council Seminar"Preparing to Work With Care Organizations"2012
Massachusetts Day Habilitation Conference"Preparing to Work with Managed Care Organizations: Contracting Negotiations re ICO/Dual Eligible Project"2012
Association of Developmental Disabilites, Providers Conference"Preparing to Work with Managed Care Organizations: Contracting Negotiations re ICO/Dual Eligibile Project"2012