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John M. Aharonian

Director of Trust and Tax Operations

  • 617-619-8201
  • 617-227-0781
  • 75 State Street
  • Boston, MA 02109

John M. Aharonian

Director of Trust and Tax Operations

  • 617-619-8201
  • 617-227-0781
  • 75 State Street
  • Boston, MA 02109

Practice Focus

John Aharonian is Director of Trust and Tax Operations at Hemenway & Barnes. He oversees daily operations and a staff of approximately 25 people to ensure that clients receive reliable and efficient safekeeping of assets, collection and distribution of income, processing of transactions, generation of reports and statements, and preparation of income tax returns for trust and estate accounts. John brings over 30 years of experience, including work with various operations groups within an international financial services company, and directing operations at a private wealth advisory firm.

Representative Client Activities

John manages a large team to ensure:

  • Comprehensive client wealth reporting
  • Trade execution across multiple brokers and custodians

Community Involvement

  • Endowment Funds Committee, Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America
  • Former Member, Board of Trustees and Treasurer, St. Stephens Armenian Apostolic Church
  • Member, Bentley University Executive Club
  • Former Coach, Winchester Youth Baseball

John Aharonian’s Outlook on Operations Management

“Every client’s daily transactions cross through our trust and tax operations group. We ensure that the client’s discretely custodied trust accounts are processed in a timely and error free manner, and that reports are helpful and clear. We prepare income tax returns and manage any audits, a vital service informed by the vast experience of our team members. Our work helps clients rest assured that assets are safe, letting the Trustee and client focus on the long term goals.”

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