Trustees, Advisors and Counselors at Law

We find that legal, financial and personal concerns have a way of interconnecting. At Hemenway & Barnes, our services go well beyond what you might traditionally expect from a law firm. We believe it's invaluable to have the expertise and personal attention of a trusted advisor who knows you well, can cover broad needs, and will always act in your best interest.

For 160 years, we have helped individuals and families, businesses, especially owner-managed businesses, and nonprofit organizations with a range of legal, wealth management and personal issues. We invite you to learn more about our services and meet our team.

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.

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A Message from Our Managing Partner

Clients consult us regarding a wide range of issues. We welcome the responsibility and the level of trust their confidence reflects. We are often the “first call” when an issue arises and we take steps from there to work with clients and their families towards resolution.

Giving back is a core value at Hemenway & Barnes.

Firm Values

Hemenway & Barnes strives to create an equitable and diverse workplace. We remain committed to a culture of respect and opportunity for all employees, regardless of their background or personal circumstances. Our commitment extends beyond the walls of the firm to our clients and our community. We invite you to learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

We are a modern firm combining the best of the old and the new.

Our History

For 160 years, Hemenway & Barnes has served individuals and families, privately held and family-owned businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Thanks to our loyal clients, often spanning several generations, we have built a reputation as a trusted partner that always provides exceptional personal attention and expertise.

They bring our organization a blend of services, networking and heartwarming commitment.
— Liz Ackerson, Donor Relations & Systems Officer, Cambridge Community Foundation
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