Prominent individuals and families, nonprofit institutions, and businesses of all sizes rely on Hemenway & Barnes to resolve difficult disputes and litigation matters. Our litigators regularly represent trustees, beneficiaries, wealth managers, closely held businesses, local and state government entities, and nonprofit institutions, with particular focus on:

  • Probate and fiduciary litigation
  • Business and commercial litigation
  • Appellate litigation
  • Real estate and zoning litigation
  • Disputes involving religious organizations
  • State and local tax disputes

Our winning results and clients’ successes are a direct product of our attorneys’ thoughtful strategies, persuasive advocacy, and substantial trial and appellate experience.

Our Approach

Our clients want results. Our litigation team develops winning strategies that are designed to achieve decisive and successful outcomes with efficiency. We will work with you to develop a strategy and to minimize the impacts of litigation on business operations and relationships.

Our litigators are recognized in Massachusetts and beyond as relentless and effective advocates. We regularly litigate cases in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Appeals Court, Land Court, Probate Court, and Superior Court and in federal courts at the trial and appellate level nationwide.

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Hemenway & Barnes Recognized as a Leading Firm for Private Wealth Law

Hemenway & Barnes has been recognized by Chambers and Partners, as a leading law firm in Chamber’s 2021 High Net Worth (HNW) Guide. In the Guide, Chambers noted the firm’s longstanding reputation in the local market, with one interviewee observing: "They do both high-end planning and probate litigation. They are very good lawyers." Another source remarked, "I have always really liked and admired their practice. I think they are a good shop, I have always held them in exceedingly high regard. They just do things right."

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