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Phillip E. Griffin

Co-Chair of the Firm; Partner

Princeton, NJ


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Phil practices primarily in the areas of:

  • tax, business, financial, and estate planning
  • health care law
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • sales and purchases of businesses
  • matters relating to professional service practices and closely held businesses

Before Fox Rothschild

Phil served as a law clerk to the Hon. Phillip Forman, U.S. Circuit Court Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals. In law school at Rutgers University, he was an editor of the Law Review. Prior to law school Phil was an aerospace engineer and worked on the design team for the DC-10 jumbo jet and the TIROS weather satellite programs.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Phil has lectured extensively on topics including:

  • health care law
  • the purchase and sale of businesses and professional practices
  • corporate ownership
  • succession planning
  • preservation and transfer of owners’ wealth in closely held businesses
  • taxation of S Corporations

Phil is a member of the Alumni Council of Princeton University and a past president of his alumni class. He has served as a Vice Chair of the Princeton Quadrangle Club graduate board, as President of the Jewish Family Service of the Delaware Valley, and on the Lower Makefield Township Ethical Standards Board.

Honors and Awards

  • Named as one of the leading health care attorneys in New Jersey, Chambers USA (2015)
  • Named "Princeton Area Health Care Lawyer of the Year," by Best Lawyers (2011)
  • Recipient, Business Leader of the Year Award, Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce (2009)
  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV" rated
  • Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in America" in the area of Health Care Law (2007-2015)
  • Included in the list of "Super Lawyers" by New Jersey Monthly Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine (2015)
  • Included in a list of "New Jersey's Best Lawyers" in the area of Health Law (2015)


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Practice Areas
Health Law
Taxation and Wealth Planning
Business and International Taxation
Federal Estate and Gift Tax Planning
Mergers and Acquisitions
Business Succession Planning

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

District of Columbia


LL.M. in Taxation, New York University School of Law, 1980

J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, 1974

B.S.E., Princeton University, 1970 (magna cum laude)


Mercer County Bar Association (former President and Trustee)

District of Columbia Bar Association

Board of Directors

Past President, Greenacres Country Club

Past Board Member, St. Francis Medical Center

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