Hemenway & Barnes has assisted generations of families who own or manage companies. These have varied from local or regional enterprises to international, family-owned corporate groups and investment funds.
Regardless of the type or size, our goal has been - and will always remain - the same. We maximize the potential of the family business to thrive across generations.
Hemenway & Barnes works with multiple generations of the business-owner family. Clients benefit from our in-depth knowledge of their diverse needs, including:
- Continuity planning
- Planning for concentrated stock holdings
- Risk management
- Employment agreements and related matters
- Tax planning
- Litigation and dispute resolution
- Real estate planning
This multidisciplinary approach promotes planning that enhances the success of the enterprise and, more importantly, the unity and strength of the family.
- A multigenerational family who owns a $200 million technology company, needed help planning for the future of the family company while preserving its privacy. Our attorneys formed a holding company that permits multigenerational ownership while maintaining the family's control of the existing enterprise and creating the structure and vehicle for family governance, education, venture investments and philanthropic efforts.