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

2023 Personal Tax Planning Update
The new year brings with it new tax-savings opportunities, including opportunities for tax-free gifts and extra time for tax-free growth of assets in retirement accounts.
The Millionaire’s Tax in Massachusetts
Massachusetts voters approved the adoption of an amendment to the Massachusetts Constitution to establish an additional 4% state income tax on the portion of a taxpayer’s annual income that exceeds $1 million. What should you be thinking about?
Donna Mizrahi to Moderate “When Estate Planners and Real Estate Lawyers Don’t Speak the Same Language" at the 2022 REBA Annual Meeting & Conference.
Donna Mizrahi will be moderating “When Estate Planners and Real Estate Lawyers Don’t Speak the Same Language” at the 2022 REBA Annual Meeting & Conference on Monday, November 14th, 2022.

Awards & Recognitions

Firm News
Hemenway & Barnes Named Among the “Best Law Firms” of 2022 by U.S. News - Best Lawyers
Firm News
Hemenway & Barnes Attorneys Named to 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
Firm News
Diane Tillotson Named to 2019 Lawyers of the Year List by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

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