Cornelia T. Tenney

Former Counsel at Hemenway & Barnes LLP

Cornelia T. Tenney

Cornelia T. Tenney

Former Counsel at Hemenway & Barnes LLP

Biography

Ms. Cornelia T. Tenney
Counsel
Hemenway & Barnes LLP.

Ms. Tenney works with clients in the areas of estate planning, family business succession planning, and charitable organizations. Her experience in estate planning, help families minimize gift and estate taxes through the use of efficient vehicles. These include generation-skipping trusts and grantor-retained annuity trusts.

In addition, clients rely on Cornelia to provide advice on complex family wealth management vehicles such as family limited liability companies. She also specializes in setting up and counseling private foundations and other charitable organizations and in providing advice on tax-advantaged methods of charitable giving.
Representative Matters

Cornelia has handled a variety of sophisticated estate planning and nonprofit legal matters and clients, including:

Family members regarding the development and implementation of an integrated plan to pass the family business to the next generation through gifts, GRATs, sales, and charitable contributions
Modifying a split dollar insurance agreement
Obtaining public charity status for an operating charity that had been classified as a private foundation
Trustees of a private foundation regarding the application of the self-dealing rules and jeopardy investments

Activities and Publications

Co-author, Practical Estate Planning, published by Panel Publishing
Author, various articles on tax and estate planning topics in Estate Planning and Trial Magazine
Speaker, Federal Tax Institute and the Boston Bar Association.

Personal. Advisors.

Trust Investment Management

Legal Counsel

Estate Planning, Probate & Trust
Nonprofit Representation
Tax Planning and Reporting

Education

LLM, Boston University (Taxation)
JD, Harvard University (magna cum laude)
MLS, University of Wisconsin
MA, University of Pennsylvania (French literature)
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison (with honors)

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

Memberships

American Bar Association

Boston Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

News

Cornelia R. Tenney Co-Authored "Practical Guide to Estate Planning"

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Education
BA

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Spanning 936 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the city of Madison.

MA

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

Masters of Law

Boston University (most commonly referred to as BU) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. The university is nonsectarian, but is historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The university has more than 4,000 faculty members and 29,000 students,and is one of Boston's largest employers. It offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees, and medical and dental degrees through 18 schools and colleges on two urban campuses. The main campus is situated along the Charles River in Boston's Fenway-Kenmore and Allston neighborhoods, while the Boston University Medical Campus is in Boston's South End neighborhood. BU also operates 75 study abroad programs in over 33 cities in over 20 countries and has internship opportunities in 10 different countries (including the United States and abroad).

JD

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

The Boston Bar Association, which also goes by the acronym BBA, is a volunteer non-governmental organization in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. With headquarters located at 16 Beacon Street in the historic Chester Harding House, across from the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill, the BBA has roughly 10,000 members drawn from private practice, corporations, government agencies, legal aid organizations, the courts, and law schools. It traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, the lawyer who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the second president of the United States. The Boston Bar Association's stated mission is: "To advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, to facilitate access to justice, and to serve the community at large."

Member
Current

Founded in 1910, the Massachusetts Bar Association is a non-profit organization that serves the legal profession and the public by promoting the administration of justice, legal education, professional excellence and respect for the law. The MBA represents a diverse group of attorneys, judges and legal professionals across the commonwealth.

Career History
Counsel
Prior - 2014

Hemenway & Barnes (HB) manages family trust assets with the goal of preserving the value of assets, both in absolute dollars, and in purchasing power. The firm employs a long-term investment horizon and is committed to investments in common stocks. They focus on companies with growing earnings, global presence and strong balance sheets. HB diversifies investments across asset classes and industry and economic sectors that offer the potential for substantial growth in earnings and value over the longer term. The firm also considers investments in real estate, venture capital opportunities and other alternative investments, as appropriate. In general, HB tends to invest globally in the stocks of large-cap companies in the healthcare technology, producer manufacturing, energy minerals, consumer non-durables and electronic technology sectors. The firm maintains a medium turnover rate.

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