"Business partner" is an overused phrase, but with an average of 25+ years tenure, backed by a 160-year track record, we offer only partnership-level experience and attention. Given our practical understanding across a range of industries, clients turn to us for a wide variety of business challenges. We are a one-stop, one-call solution to a range of transactional, planning and management issues. We deliver counsel and direction with an independent and experienced point of view, so you can make decisions with confidence and focus on creating more business value.

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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.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
From high-stakes business litigation to probate and land use and real estate litigation, we help clients resolve difficult disputes.
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.
Estate & Tax Planning
Our comprehensive approach is flexible, so it's tailored to each client’s unique financial situation, family, goals, values, and more.
Philanthropic Advisory
We offer a full range of philanthropic advisory and grant-making services to private foundations, trusts, individuals, families, and other entities.
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.

The Pandemic's Impact on Boston Landlord and Tenant Relations

Join Bisnow for a discussion with David Fitzgerald, vice chairman of CBRE New England, and Kristen Binck, vice president of legal at Oxford Properties Group, moderated by Mark Elefante, partner at Hemenway & Barnes, on how landlords and tenants are navigating the pandemic and how market uncertainty is affecting the meeting of current obligations and will affect negotiating new leases moving forward.

News & Articles

2024 Personal Tax Planning Update
The new year brings with it new tax-savings opportunities, including opportunities for tax-free gifts.
Firm News
Hemenway & Barnes Elects Mark B. Elefante as Managing Partner
Hemenway & Barnes LLP is pleased to announce the election of Mark B. Elefante as Managing Partner to succeed Nancy B. Gardiner.
Firm News
Pennsylvania Appeals Court Rules “Jock Tax” Is Unconstitutional
Stephen W. Kidder and Ryan P. McManus successfully represented the Major League Baseball Players Association, National Hockey League Players Association and National Football League Players Association in a lawsuit challenging Pittsburgh’s income tax on professional athletes.
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