Joseph L. Bierwirth

Partner at Hemenway & Barnes LLP

Joseph L. Bierwirth

Joseph L. Bierwirth

Partner at Hemenway & Barnes LLP

Biography

Joe Bierwirth is a Senior Vice President at Hemenway Trust Company where he serves as an account manager of private and charitable trusts. With almost a decade of investment management and fiduciary experience, Joe provides advice on managing assets in trust as well as preserving and growing assets for future generations.

With a background in estate planning and probate law, Joe is able to help clients navigate complex trust issues. He advises clients on personal and financial matters, often addressing family concerns or tensions. Joe works to align individual and family goals with estate planning, tax and wealth management strategies that grow and adapt with changing financial and personal circumstances.

Also a partner at Hemenway & Barnes LLP and the Chair of the Litigation Practice Group, Joe represents clients in probate, trust, real property, and business litigation and dispute resolution matters.

Accolades

Named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list, 2009-2018

Activities and Publications

Joe regularly writes and speaks on topics of interest to trustees, family wealth advisors, estate planners and individuals involved in charitable endeavors.

* Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
* Co-Chair, Trusts and Estates Steering Committee, Boston Bar Association

Community Involvement

* Trustee of the Hingham Land Conservation Trust
* Past Chairman of the Town of Hingham's Advisory Committee
* Served on Hingham's Historical Commission and Community Preservation Committee
* Member of the Board of Overseers for Epiphany School in Dorchester

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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."

Career History
Partner
2006 - Current

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.

Senior Vice President
Current

Founded in 2010, Hemenway Trust Co. LLC is an investment advisor located in Salem, New Hampshire. The firm offers a full range of wealth advisory and management services to high net-worth individuals and families including investment management, tax and estate planning, trust and fiduciary services, financial planning, IRAs, family office services and charitable planning.

Clerk
Prior

The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (in case citations, D. Mass.) is the federal district court whose jurisdiction is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA. The first court session was held in Boston in 1789. The second term was held in Salem in 1790 and court session locations alternated between the two cities until 1813. That year, Boston became the court's permanent home. A western division was opened in Springfield in 1979 and a central division was opened in Worcester in 1987. The court's main building is the John Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse on Fan Pier in South Boston.

Boards & Committees
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
Current
Chairman, Advisory Committee
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