BOSTON--Hemenway & Barnes, one of Boston’s preeminent legal and fiduciary firms, is pleased to announce that Brad Bedingfield has been named Co-Chair of the firm’s Nonprofit Group. He will join Arthur B. Page in leading the group. Joan Garrity Flynn, who is stepping down after serving as co-chair for four years, will continue to be actively involved in representing the firm’s nonprofit clients.
“Brad and Art’s collaborative spirit and commitment to providing the highest quality of expertise to clients embodies the firm’s culture,” said Kurt Somerville, Managing Partner of Hemenway & Barnes. “We look forward to continuing to meet the evolving needs of our nonprofit clients under their leadership.”
Brad has over a decade of private practice with national firms and previously worked as a tax law specialist with the Exempt Organizations Division of the IRS. He assists private foundations and public charities with navigating complex tax regulations and procedures, including receipt and disposition of complex charitable gifts and participation in innovative forms of impactful philanthropy.
Brad is Co-Chair of the Public Policy Committee for the Boston Bar Association’s Tax Exempt Organizations Section. He frequently speaks and writes on charitable giving, tax law, nonprofit governance, and the role of nonprofits in effecting policy change. Prior to practicing law, Brad was in academia and has a doctorate in English language and literature.
Art has more than 40 years of experience representing nonprofits and serving as general counsel for colleges, foundations, public charities, and other tax-exempt organizations.
The Nonprofit Group advises tax exempt organizations of all sizes. The group provides a full range of services, including corporate governance, institutional advancement, tax planning, government relations, foundation management, real estate and conservation and philanthropic advisory services.
Based in Boston, Hemenway & Barnes LLP has served for 150 years as trusted counsel to the region’s high net worth families, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. The firm is a unique combination of legal and financial expertise, with a focus on providing each client with services that are specifically tailored and results-oriented. Areas of expertise include estate planning, estate and trust administration, litigation, business work, and real estate. Its affiliate, Hemenway Trust Company LLC, is a New Hampshire-based, private trust company offering a full range of wealth advisory and management services.