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Owner-Led Business

Hemenway & Barnes has assisted generations of families who own or manage companies. These have varied from local or regional enterprises to international, family-owned corporate groups and investment funds.

Regardless of the type or size, our goal has been - and will always remain - the same.  We maximize the potential of the family business to thrive across generations.

Hemenway & Barnes works with multiple generations of the business-owner family.  Clients benefit from our in-depth knowledge of their diverse needs, including:

  • Continuity planning
  • Planning for concentrated stock holdings
  • Risk management
  • Employment agreements and related matters
  • Tax planning
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Real estate planning
  • Governance

This multidisciplinary approach promotes planning that enhances the success of the enterprise and, more importantly, the unity and strength of the family.

Representative Experience

A multigenerational family who owns a $200 million technology company, needed help planning for the future of the family company while preserving its privacy. Our attorneys formed a holding company that permits multigenerational ownership while maintaining the family's control of the existing enterprise and creating the structure and vehicle for family governance, education, venture investments and philanthropic efforts.

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