Vanessa Arslanian concentrates her practice in government and administrative law, in business and real estate litigation, and in nonprofit representation.
Before joining Hemenway & Barnes, Vanessa practiced for several years at a large Boston firm, where she represented individuals and companies in complex business litigation, criminal and civil government investigations brought by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission, and in a variety of other litigation matters.
Vanessa has also maintained an active pro bono practice representing housing-insecure individuals, including in appealing state agency benefits determinations.
During law school, Vanessa served as a legal intern in the Queens County District Attorney’s Office.
Named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star List, 2017-2020
“When our clients come to us in the litigation context, they entrust us with some of their most sensitive business and personal matters. It is my job not only to provide competent legal counsel, but to ensure our clients know that I treat their questions and challenges as seriously as they do. I pride myself on being highly responsive, and on bringing empathy and careful listening to the table in any discussion with clients, opposing counsel, or the government. A nuanced understanding of interests on all sides is critical to achieving the best resolution for our clients.”