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Hemenway & Barnes LLP

Private Wealth Law

2 ranked individualsBand 3MassachusettsHigh Net Worth 2021 View ranking table

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Hemenway & Barnes is a well-established firm in the Boston market. The team is recognised for its contentious and non-contentious practice, with one interviewee observing: "They do both high-end planning and probate litigation. They are very good lawyers."

"I have always really liked and admired their practice. I think they are a good shop," remarks a source, before continuing: "I have always held them in exceedingly high regard. They just do things right."

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Brad Bedingfield has considerable experience in philanthropic planning for high net worth individuals. One commentator states: "He is a really strong lawyer, particularly for philanthropic planning. I am always happy to go to him with charitable projects that we don't have the expertise to deal with." Another commentator notes: "Brad has an academic mind that is just great. He does remarkable work in charitable planning and trusts and estates. I think he is just a very smart guy, very personable and very active in educating the people around him."

Joseph Bierwirth is the chair of the firm's litigation practice group. One source observes: "He really knows his stuff, he has a lot of experience and is a very effective litigator." "He's an excellent lawyer for probate litigation," states an interviewee, adding: "He is a pleasure to work against in court. He is a really good trial lawyer and knows this area extremely well. He is certainly a top player in the Boston market. He is certainly someone I am happy to recommend."

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Massachusetts

Private Wealth Disputes


Joseph Bierwirth
Band 2

Private Wealth Law


Brad Bedingfield
Band 2