Today's Hemenway & Barnes is the proud incarnation of a fiduciary custom that goes back to our founding in the 19th century and well before. That was when the region's prosperous sea captains, away from home for long periods, would often entrust lawyers to watch over their wealth and other assets, business affairs and families.
For over 150 years, New England's individuals and families of means, businesses both private and public, and nonprofit organizations, have sought our trusted counsel. Thanks to these loyal clients, often spanning several generations, the people at Hemenway & Barnes have earned a long-held reputation as premier trustees, advisors and attorneys.
We have been true to our purpose. Our clients and peers regard Hemenway & Barnes as a leading resource for the preservation and management of personal, business, family and financial assets and the sophisticated issues that naturally arise.
Many of our client relationships begin simply. Someone turns to us for help with an initial issue or need. Over time, this evolves into a close, trusted, long-term relationship.
While our clients vary in size and complexity, they share a common interest. They come to value the personal attention, unparalleled skill and legacy of trust for which we have become known.