DENNIS R. DELANEY joined Hemenway & Barnes in 1998 and became a partner in 2006.  He serves as trustee for family and charitable trusts, and his practice encompasses the areas of sophisticated estate planning, succession planning for privately held businesses, preserving family lands, non-profit law, taxation, and estate administration.

Mr. Delaney has recently published articles in Financial Planning Magazine, Banker & Tradesman, Mass High Tech Journal, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, The Harvard Press, The Virginia Tax Review, and The Monthly Digest of Tax Articles and Exhibit A. He is also a contributing author to various books published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, including "Drafting Irrevocable Trusts in Massachusetts" and "Understanding and Using Trusts." He is also a frequent lecturer before such groups as the Boston Bar Association on topics within his areas of expertise.

Mr. Delaney sits on the Board of Trustees of the Harvard Conservation Trust, where he helps plan and implement sophisticated land conservation transactions, advises the Board on non-profit governance issues and other matters, and sits on the Capital Campaign Committee.  A past member of the Board of Directors for Team Psycho, Ltd., a New England based triathlon team, he currently advises its board on non-profit matters and issues pertaining to its Elite Development Program, which has placed one of its athletes on the U.S. 2008 Olympic Triathlon Team.

Mr. Delaney earned a B.A. from the University of Vermont in 1989 and worked in the financial industry at Investors Bank & Trust and U.S. Trust until 1993. He earned his law degree from Boston University School of Law in 1996 (magna cum laude), where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review and was awarded the Dr. John Ordronaux Prize at graduation.



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