For generations, our region's leading corporations, families and individuals, and nonprofits have relied on Hemenway & Barnes for comprehensive representation in all aspects of sophisticated commercial and residential real estate law. This has included:

  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Commercial financing
  • Condominium and cooperative law
  • Construction and architectural contracts
  • Development
  • Environmental law
  • Leasing
  • Litigation
  • Loan restructuring and modifications
  • Permitting and land-use planning
  • Zoning

Clients benefit from working closely with the firm's partners, receiving consistently practical and timely advice.

Our real estate clients range from individuals to large corporations. Among our clients are enterprises that focus on investment and ownership as well as those that focus on the development and operations of real estate. We also serve commercial lenders, businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Our Approach

Clients want the proper entity structure for investment in and ownership of real property; strategies for navigating zoning and permitting processes; and negotiations of acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and financing. Our focus in each instance is to identify the important issues before they arise and to provide practical, long-term and integrated counsel.

Over the years, our clients have come to expect the highest-quality legal representation delivered in a cost-effective manner and tailored to their particular needs.

An integrated approach to

serving the varied real estate needs of our clients from start-up developers to large corporations, lenders, nonprofits and families.

News & Resources

Firm News
Hemenway & Barnes Welcomes Cody A. Zane
Please join us in welcoming Cody Zane to Hemenway & Barnes. Cody joins our growing real estate practice as an associate.
August 02, 2022
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ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston
Hemenway & Barnes is pleased to sponsor the 8th Annual Networking Event to support ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston on June 9, 2022 at the Artists for Humanity Epicenter.
June 09, 2022
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GBREB 10th Annual Scholarship Gala
GBREB 10th Annual Scholarship GalaWestin Copley, Boston6/7/2022 Hemenway & Barnes is pleased to sponsor the GBREB Foundation 10th Anniversary Scholarship Gala in partnership with Bottom Line.
June 07, 2022
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Awards & Recognitions

Firm News
Hemenway & Barnes Named Among the “Best Law Firms” of 2022 by U.S. News - Best Lawyers
November 04, 2021
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Hemenway & Barnes Attorneys Named to 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
October 21, 2020
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Diane Tillotson and Patrick Moore Named to 2019 Lawyers of the Year List by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
January 20, 2020
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