Welcome to Hemenway & Barnes as we celebrate our 160th anniversary.

“We are proud of our 160-year history and the role Hemenway & Barnes has played in Boston’s legal, financial and nonprofit communities. Our success has been rooted in a tradition of service to our clients and the communities we serve,” said Nancy Gardiner, managing partner of Hemenway & Barnes.

Our commitment to service is as vital today as it was when the firm was founded. As we celebrate this milestone, we thank all the attorneys and employees who have contributed to the firm’s longevity and we look forward to serving our clients for generations to come. We are equally proud of our affiliate trust company in New Hampshire, Hemenway Trust Company, which shares our legacy of client and community service.

How can we help you?

Wealth Management
We help individuals and families enhance and protect their wealth by building enduring relationships rooted in high-quality, practical, and distinctly personal service.
Family Office
There is no “one size fits all” family office. We place a high value on getting to know each family and working with you to align the services we provide to your goals.
Philanthropic Advisory
We offer a full range of philanthropic advisory and grant-making services to private foundations, trusts, individuals, families, and other entities.
Estate & Tax Planning
Our comprehensive approach is flexible, so it's tailored to each client’s unique financial situation, family, goals, values, and more.
Trust & Estate Administration
Our dedicated team of trust, estate and tax professionals efficiently handles all aspects of trust administration and probate work.
Nonprofit Representation
From corporate governance to tax planning, we provide a full range of services to private foundations and public charities.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
From high-stakes business litigation to probate and land use and real estate litigation, we help clients resolve difficult disputes.
Business Law
We provide comprehensive business law services with an independent and experienced point of view, so you can make decisions with confidence.
Real Estate Law
We partner with our clients to meet the varied real estate needs of start-up developers and large corporations, lenders, nonprofits, and families.
Government & Election Law
From government entities and candidates to businesses and nonprofits, we help clients navigate the intersection of law, public policy and government action.

News & Resources

Happy Holidays 2023
Best wishes to you and yours in this season of gratitude.
Firm News
Kevin Freytag Joins Hemenway & Barnes as Counsel in the Litigation Group
Hemenway & Barnes LLP is pleased to announce that Kevin S. Freytag has joined the firm as counsel in the Litigation Group.
Firm News
Hemenway & Barnes Named among the "Best Law Firms" of 2024 by Best Lawyers
Hemenway & Barnes has received national and regional rankings in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” Below is a list of the firms' rankings, organized by tier.
Contact Us
We invite you to explore our website and contact us directly to discuss your legal and fiduciary needs.
Get In Touch