Joe Bierwirth is the Chair of the Litigation Practice Group at Hemenway & Barnes. He concentrates his practice in the areas of probate, trust, real property, and business litigation. He also provides counsel to individuals and families on estate planning and probate matters, and serves as a trustee of private and charitable trusts.
He has substantial experience representing trust and estate fiduciaries and beneficiaries in court proceedings and contested matters. Joe has successfully tried cases in various courts and is often asked to serve as a fiduciary, guardian ad litem or mediator in contested matters. His practice also includes the general representation of family businesses and nonprofit entities. Joe is a Senior Vice President of Hemenway Trust Company, a New Hampshire based private fiduciary firm.
Prior to joining Hemenway & Barnes, Joe served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. W. Arthur Garrity, Jr. of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Joe has been a partner of the firm since 2006.
Joe regularly writes and speaks on topics of interest to trustees, family wealth advisors, estate planners and individuals involved in charitable endeavors.
Joe has authored several published articles on trust law, estate administration, real estate permitting, and nonprofit law. In addition, Joe is former chair of the Fiduciary Litigation Committee of the Boston Bar Association.