Kurt F. Somerville serves as the Managing Partner of Hemenway & Barnes LLP and as Chairman of the firm’s Management Committee. Kurt also serves as Managing Director and Senior Trust Officer of Hemenway Trust Company, a private fiduciary firm based in Salem, New Hampshire.
Kurt advises families and individuals in the areas of wealth management, estate, financial, and tax planning, and probate matters. He is the former head of the firm's Trust Department and has an active practice serving as a professional fiduciary. As a lawyer and trustee, Kurt advises high net worth clients on a variety of issues and concerns related to preserving, enhancing, and transferring family wealth.
Kurt has participated as a faculty member and written course materials for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, the American Law Institute, the American Bar Association, the National Business Institute, the Boston Estate Planning Council, and Homeowner Options for Massachusetts Elders. His recent publications include:
“One of the great satisfactions of my work with Hemenway & Barnes is the ability to know and understand the broad range of motivations and priorities in the lives of my clients. We tailor our services to best meet those needs – often for a complex array of multiple generations. Seeing these plans come to fruition, sometimes years or even decades later, provides tremendous gratification.”