Paul Cathcart Promoted to Counsel at Hemenway & Barnes

June 01, 2023

BOSTON--Hemenway & Barnes, one of Boston’s leading legal and fiduciary firms, is pleased to announce that Paul M. Cathcart, Jr. has been promoted to Counsel.

“Paul has distinguished himself as an invaluable member of our team. Our attorneys and clients benefit tremendously from Paul’s substantive expertise and meticulous approach to problem-solving. We look forward to continuing to work with Paul in his new role,” said Charlie Platt, Chair of the Private Client Group at Hemenway & Barnes.

Paul assists individuals and families with tax and estate planning. Focused on developing tax-efficient wealth transfer strategies, Paul advises clients on issues relating to complex assets such as businesses, real estate, art and collectibles, and investments. He also frequently consults with families on estate planning, probate, and gift and estate taxes. Additionally, Paul works with clients on tax controversies, including state and federal audits and appeals.

Prior to joining Hemenway & Barnes, Paul practiced in the tax and trusts and estate groups at an international law firm. He also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable R. Lanier Anderson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Paul is a former co-chair of the Tax Law Update Committee for the Trusts and Estates Section of the Boston Bar Association and he often writes on tax law-related topics.

Paul received his LLM in Taxation from Boston University School of Law, his JD from Harvard Law School (cum laude), his MA from University of California, Berkeley, and his AB from Dartmouth College (summa cum laude). Paul can be reached at 617-557-9737 or

About Hemenway & Barnes

Based in Boston, Hemenway & Barnes LLP has served as trusted counsel to the region’s high net worth families, businesses, and nonprofit organizations for 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. In addition to tax and estate planning, the firm’s areas of expertise include litigation, corporate and real estate work, and representation of nonprofits. For more information, visit

Paul M. Cathcart, Jr.

Paul Cathcart assists individuals and families with tax and estate planning.