Hemenway & Barnes Elects Mark B. Elefante as Managing Partner
Elefante joined the firm in 1999 and was elected into the partnership in 2006. He served as Chair of the firm’s Business Law and Real Estate Group and has been a member of the firm’s Management Committee for the past six years. While serving as Managing Partner, Mark will maintain his fiduciary and real estate practices.
“Hemenway & Barnes has given so much to me personally and professionally. It is an honor to lead a firm with such a long history of service to its clients and community and to follow in the footsteps of our prior Managing Partners, including, my father, Michael B. Elefante, who served as the firm’s Managing Partner from 1993 to 1999,” said Elefante. “Nancy Gardiner led the firm through eventful times, reinforcing our collaborative culture and our commitment to client service. I look forward to building on these strengths and values.”
“On behalf of the entire firm, we are thrilled to have Mark as Hemenway & Barnes’ Managing Partner. He is a trusted advisor who has developed long-term relationships with his clients and is a dedicated partner who has earned the respect of his colleagues. He exemplifies our vision for the future,” said Gardiner. "It has been a privilege to serve as Managing Partner and to lead a firm with such a rich history in Boston’s legal, financial and nonprofit communities. I am grateful for the extraordinary contributions our attorneys and staff have made." Gardiner remains a partner at Hemenway & Barnes, and she will continue advising multigenerational families on wealth management, tax, and legacy planning strategies.
A graduate of Williams College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Elefante began his legal career at an AmLaw 100 law firm before joining Hemenway & Barnes. He serves as a private fiduciary for family trusts and practices in the areas of real estate and business law. He has been recognized by his peers as a leader in his field in both the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list and the Best Lawyers in America list, and has co-authored chapters in MCLE’s Commercial Real Estate Practice in Massachusetts and Handling Residential Real Estate Transactions in Massachusetts. Elefante also serves on the Fenway High School Board of Trustees and the Board of Overseers for the Boch Center.
About Hemenway & Barnes LLP
Based in Boston, Hemenway & Barnes LLP has served as trusted counsel to the region’s high net worth families, businesses, and nonprofit organizations for more than 160 years. The firm provides clients with a unique combination of legal and financial expertise, with a focus on providing each client with services that are specifically tailored and results-oriented. The firm’s areas of expertise include estate planning, family office services, corporate and real estate work, litigation, and representation of nonprofits.
Mark B. Elefante
Mark B. Elefante serves as a private fiduciary for family trusts and practices in the areas of real estate and business law.