Somerville named managing partner at Hemenway & Barnes LLP

Issue March 2014

Massachusetts Bar Association member Kurt F. Somerville has been named managing partner of the law firm Hemenway & Barnes LLP. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Boston College Law School, Somerville has advised high net worth clients on a variety of issues and concerns related to preserving, enhancing and transferring family wealth for the past year 30 years. Somerville is also an important figure in the trust and estates arena, serving as co-trustee of Jane's Trust, a leading charitable trust in New England.

In addition to his legal work, Somerville has served as a faculty member and written course materials for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, the American Law Institute, the American Bar Association, the National Business Institute and several other legal organizations.

Somerville succeeds fellow MBA member Stephen Kidder as managing partner, who held the position from 2006 to 2013.