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Nonprofit Representation

Contacts: Brad Bedingfield 

Since our founding over a century ago, leading nonprofit organizations throughout the nation have sought our counsel. As is often the case at Hemenway & Barnes, many of our relationships begin by helping with an initial issue and evolve into close, trusted, long-term relationships. Our clients vary widely in size and complexity, including:

  • Colleges and universities
  • Cultural and performing arts centers
  • Hospitals and healthcare plans
  • Private foundations and grant-making organizations
  • Publicly supported entities with a broad range of purposes and operations
  • Religious organizations
  • Trustees of charitable trusts

In addition, many of Hemenway & Barnes' professionals serve as directors and trustees of a large number of charitable organizations. This gives us valuable insight and deep understanding of the issues faced by our nonprofit clients. We often stand shoulder to shoulder with our clients in the understanding of the nonprofit world.

Nonprofits and foundations rely on us for counsel on a range of issues including:

  • Corporate issues and governance
  • Institutional advancement including planned giving
  • Tax planning and government relations
  • Real estate including conservation
  • Employment
  • Beneficial interests in estates and trusts
  • Endowment management
  • Litigation

Sitting on a Nonprofit Board: A Guide for Directors of Nonprofit Organizations

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