Dennis R. Delaney is a Managing Director and General Counsel of Hemenway Trust Company. He has over 20 years of estate planning, trustee, and wealth management experience for individuals, families and nonprofits. His role also includes overseeing and serving as a principal client contact for numerous trusts.
As an attorney admitted to the New Hampshire and Massachusetts bars, Dennis helps plan and implement sophisticated strategies for clients, especially those looking to take advantage of New Hampshire’s favorable trust and tax laws. With deep expertise in state income tax of trusts, Dennis helps families relocate trusts to New Hampshire to reduce income taxes. Dennis also has extensive experience helping clients properly coordinate their retirement accounts with their estate plans to reduce estate and income taxes.
As a partner and Chair of the Private Client Group at Hemenway & Barnes LLP, Dennis also serves as individual trustee for family and charitable trusts. Dennis is a Fellow of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel.
- Oversees and serves as principal client contact for numerous trusts and other accounts, including wealth preservation trusts, perpetual dynasty trusts, directed trusts, quiet trusts, revocable trusts, Individual Retirement Accounts, and charitable trusts, among others.
- Advises clients about tax savings strategies using trusts and other vehicles.
- Counsel clients and their families about asset protection strategies, wealth and investment education, administering estates after a loved one's death, and navigating life's various legal, tax and family challenges.
- Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
Activities and Publications
Select Speaking Engagements
- "Issues in Administration of Directed and Divided Trusts" (2017 New Hampshire Trust Conference, September 29, 2017)
- "Trust Situs: Where Should You Go and How Should You Move?” (Boston Bar Association, October 30, 2013)
- “How Philanthropy Can Help Grow Your Business and Bottom Line" (Family Business Association, May 31, 2012)
- "Managing the Complex Case of the Family Enterprise" (Family Firm Institute, October 14, 2011)
- "Representing Estate and Trust Beneficiaries and Fiduciaries" (ALI-ABA, July 15, 2010)
Dennis Delaney’s Comments on Trends in the Trust Industry
“Relocating trusts to tax-free states such as New Hampshire has been a growing trend. Clients are realizing that this strategy can have a profound effect on their assets long-term performance."