Joe Bierwirth concentrates his practice in the areas of probate, trust, real property, and business litigation. He also works with individuals and families on estate planning and probate matters.
He has substantial experience representing trust and estate fiduciaries and beneficiaries in court proceedings and contested matters. Joe has successfully tried cases in various courts and is often called upon to serve as a court-appointed guardian ad litem. His practice also includes the general representation of family businesses and nonprofit entities. Joe is also a Senior Vice President of Hemenway Trust Company, a New Hampshire based private fiduciary firm.
Prior to joining Hemenway & Barnes, Joe served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. W. Arthur Garrity, Jr. of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Joe has been a partner of the firm since 2006.
Named to Best Lawyers in America and as a New England Super Lawyer
Joe regularly writes and speaks on topics of interest to trustees, family wealth advisors, estate planners and individuals involved in charitable endeavors.
Joe has authored several published articles on trust law, estate administration, real estate permitting, and nonprofit law. In addition, Joe is former chair of the Fiduciary Litigation Committee of the Boston Bar Association.