Richard M Yanofsky is a partner in the Holland & Knight Boston office and is former head of the firm’s Boston Corporate Law group. He is also a member of the Business Law Section and Health Law and Life Sciences Team. Mr. Yanofsky has been practicing with the firm for more than 30 years, concentrating in corporate finance and health care law. He represents closely held businesses, publicly traded corporations, medical practices, hospitals and nonprofit corporations in connection with a wide variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, venture capital financings, executive compensation, commercial financings, tax exempt bond financing, debt and corporate restructuring, and leveraged buyouts.


  • The University of Chicago Law School, J.D.
  • The University of Chicago, MBA
  • Tufts University, B.A., summa cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Massachusetts
  • Boston Bar Association, Corporate, Securities and Health Law Committees
  • American Bar Association, Legal Opinions Committee; Mergers & Acquisitions Committee
  • Jewish Vocational Service, Inc., Board and Finance Committee
  • Tufts University Alumni Council, Long Range Strategic Planning Committee  
  • Tufts University Hillel Foundation, Board of Directors 
Honors & Awards
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2020


Speaking Engagements