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
Kevin Freytag Joins Hemenway & Barnes as Counsel in the Litigation Group
Hemenway & Barnes LLP is pleased to announce that Kevin S. Freytag has joined the firm as counsel in the Litigation Group.
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Hemenway & Barnes Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Edition of Best Lawyers in America®
Hemenway & Barnes is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been recognized in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®: The Best Lawyers in America® (2024 Edition)
ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston 2023
Hemenway & Barnes is pleased to sponsor the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston's 9th Annual Networking Event on June 22, 2023 at the Artists for Humanity Epicenter.

Awards & Recognitions

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

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