Privacy Policy

Hemenway & Barnes LLP Privacy Policy

Hemenway & Barnes understands the importance of your privacy and takes careful steps to protect your personal data and the matters related to our work with you.

As attorneys, respecting and maintaining client confidentiality is of foremost importance, and the information that our clients share with us is always held subject to the legal and ethical obligations that govern the practice of law, including the attorney-client privilege. In addition to those obligations, we follow the below guidelines when collecting and sharing your information.

What types of information do we collect about you?

We collect basic personal contact and biographical information about you when you register with us or engage with us for legal or fiduciary services. When services require more information such as social security numbers, financial account numbers, or dates of birth, we will ask you for such data. We may also collect information when you voluntarily complete client surveys, provide us with feedback, participate in seminars or networking events, or when you use our website. Website usage information is collected using cookies. (For further information about cookies visit When using our website, you may click on links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to our website: When you follow links to other websites you should read their respective privacy policies.

How will we use information about you?

We collect information about you in order to provide you or your company with legal and fiduciary services, and to email you about upcoming events and other services we think may be of interest to you. Hemenway & Barnes will not share your information for marketing purposes with other companies, other than our affiliate Hemenway Trust Company when appropriate.

How will we use your information to inform you of marketing opportunities?

We would like to send you relevant information about services which may be of interest to you. Even if you have consented to receive marketing communications, you may opt out at a later date. You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of a marketing email, or email us at

Access to your information and correction

You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email or write to us at the address below. We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may also ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on our web site.

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or the information we hold about you:

Hemenway & Barnes LLP
75 State Street, 16th flr.
Boston, MA 02109


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Communications Policy for Hemenway & Barnes

Thank you for your interest in Hemenway & Barnes, but merely communicating with Hemenway & Barnes LLP or a Hemenway & Barnes lawyer or employee will not create a lawyer-client relationship. Such a relationship will not arise unless and until the firm agrees with you in writing to handle a particular matter. Unless and until this has occurred, you should not convey to us any information you regard as personal or confidential, because any such information will not be treated by us as confidential or subject to any confidentiality requirements.

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