Eleanor Evans Elected to the Partnership at Hemenway & Barnes

April 25, 2024
Eleanor Evans Partner Announcement

Hemenway & Barnes, one of Boston’s leading legal and fiduciary firms, is pleased to announce that counsel Eleanor A. Evans has been elected to the partnership.

“Eleanor has a wealth of experience in nonprofit law. Since joining the firm in 2019, she has helped our clients navigate an increasingly complex regulatory environment,” said Mark Elefante, managing partner. “Eleanor is committed to her clients and colleagues, and we look forward to her continued success as a partner.”

Eleanor has more than 25 years of experience representing nonprofit and for-profit organizations in a diverse range of legal, governance and compliance matters. She provides practical advice to public charities, private foundations, and other tax-exempt organizations on strategic initiatives and day-to-day operations. Having served nonprofit organizations in senior legal and management positions, Eleanor understands the opportunities and challenges her clients face. She works collaboratively with clients to help them achieve their objectives, with an eye to managing risk and assuring compliance.

Before joining Hemenway & Barnes, Eleanor served as General Counsel of Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD) and as Executive Director/General Counsel of Community Action Program Legal Services, Inc. (CAPLAW), a nonprofit providing legal assistance to a network of approximately 1,000 human services providers nationwide.

Eleanor frequently speaks and writes on nonprofit topics. She recently chaired the MCLE seminar “Advising on Operational & Legal Landmines Small Nonprofits Frequently Encounter,” and led an expert roundtable on advocacy and “Public Policy: Navigating the IRS Rules” at the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network’s 2023 Annual Conference. In 2023, she authored several chapters in Massachusetts Nonprofit Organizations book published by MCLE.

Eleanor Evans received her JD from Georgetown University Law Center and AB from Smith College. She can be reached at eevans@hembar.com.

About Hemenway & Barnes

Based in Boston, Hemenway & Barnes LLP has served as trusted counsel to individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofit organizations for over 160 years. Providing clients with a unique combination of legal, wealth management and family office services, the firm’s delivers counsel and guidance with an independent and experienced point of view. At Hemenway & Barnes, we prioritize personal attention, helping our clients manage complexity and move forward with confidence. In addition to nonprofit representation, the firm’s legal capabilities include estate planning, litigation, corporate work, and real estate. For more information, visit www.hembar.com.

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