On April 27, 2019, Hemenway & Barnes partner Michael J. Puzo was re-elected to an eighth term as Hingham Town Moderator. As moderator, Michael presides over Hingham’s open town meeting, which drew just under 2000 voters and guests this year. The moderator is also responsible for appointing citizens to a host of town boards and committees.
Watch Michael’s recent interview with Graham King about Hingham's town meeting on The Harborview.
A Hingham resident since 1981, Michael follows in a long tradition of Hemenway & Barnes partners serving as Hingham Town Moderator; John Davis Long held the office from 1873-1881 and Charles B. Barnes was moderator from 1907-1929.
Additionally, Hemenway & Barnes attorney Kevin Ellis was elected to the Hingham Planning Board. The Planning Board plays an essential role in Hingham’s land use, development, subdivision, permitting and master planning. Kevin previously served on the town’s Development and Industrial Committee and as a member of the Hingham Harbor Task Force. Read more