The bustling intersection of law, public policy, and government action can create opportunities — or cause challenges for — a wide range of clients. Hemenway & Barnes provides counsel on how to navigate that ever-changing terrain.
Our government law practice includes the representation of businesses, non-profits, elected officials, and private clients who are affected by a host of regulatory and land use issues. We also have represented state, municipal, and quasi-governmental entities as they craft, and later defend, their respective approaches to a variety of governance issues. And we advise candidates and elected officials on ethics, campaign finance, and election-related issues.
Our clients rely on our counsel to:
It is our general philosophy that matters involving the public sector benefit from a constructive, problem-solving approach. Nevertheless, we are always prepared to advocate persuasively in a court or administrative forum should the need arise.
Because the practice of government law is so dependent on the needs of our clients and the circumstances in which they operate, we work closely with them to develop a finely tailored approach.