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Hemenway & Barnes Expands Real Estate Development Practice with Addition of Johanna Schneider


Hemenway & Barnes, one of Boston’s leading legal and fiduciary firms, is pleased to announce that Johanna W. Schneider has joined the firm as counsel.

Ms. Schneider has nearly 20 years of experience advising public and private clients on real estate development projects and litigation. She counsels clients on real estate development and permitting as well as land use and environmental disputes. Working on complex real estate development projects, Ms. Schneider directs owners, developers and other entities through local, state and federal permitting processes. Ms. Schneider has also successfully represented clients in all stages of litigation, including mediations and appeals.

“Johanna’s broad-based real estate background will help our clients navigate the complex permitting and land use challenges associated with real estate development projects,” said Kurt Somerville, managing partner at Hemenway & Barnes. “Her practical approach to resolving disputes complements our long tradition of providing thoughtful, clear and comprehensive advice.”

Ms. Schneider is active in industry associations and serves on her town’s Zoning Board of Appeals. Prior to practicing law, Ms. Schneider was a consultant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Ms. Schneider received her JD from the University of Virginia and BA from Wesleyan University. She can be reached at

About Hemenway & Barnes
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.


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