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Corporate Representation and Governance

Our clients benefit from our extensive experience with the formation and dissolution of tax-exempt organizations. Throughout the years, many well-known national and regional institutions as well as family entities have retained Hemenway & Barnes to serve as general counsel and special counsel. These institutions have also sought our counsel on board governance, board training and strategic planning.

Private foundations rely on Hemenway & Barnes to assist with various aspects of foundation management and practice including...

  • Grantmaking
  • Tax reporting
  • Investment management including program - related investments
  • Grant monitoring
  • Trustee education and communication

Our nonprofit expertise also includes contract work and issues such as unrelated business income, private inurement, private benefit, self-dealing, conflicts of interest and joint ventures.

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Thank you for your interest in Hemenway & Barnes, but merely communicating with Hemenway & Barnes LLP or a Hemenway & Barnes lawyer or employee will not create a lawyer-client relationship. Such a relationship will not arise unless and until the firm agrees with you in writing to handle a particular matter. Unless and until this has occurred, you should not convey to us any information you regard as personal or confidential, because any such information will not be treated by us as confidential or subject to any confidentiality requirements.

Our website offers several opportunities for visitors to request information. We use this contact information to send users information about our firm and their selected areas of interest. We may not be able to respond to your request for a variety of reasons, but appreciate your interest in our firm.

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