John M. Hemenway

John M. Hemenway

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Valrico, FL

Bivins & Hemenway, P.A.
 | 1060 Bloomingdale Avenue, Valrico, FL 33596
Phone: 813-643-4900
Fax: 813-643-4904
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (60%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    John M. Hemenway is a founding partner of Bivins & Hemenway, P.A. John serves as a trusted legal advisor to business owners, real estate investors, and families seeking to preserve and pass down their wealth and values. His practice focuses on estate planning and probate, small and closely held businesses, and real estate, combining experience in each of these areas to provide a comprehensive approach to transactions and planning.

    John earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Florida. John regularly presents at legal education seminars on both probate and estate planning topics, and is published on estate planning techniques and best practices, including most recently in Checkpoint WG&L Estate Planning on structuring trusts to receive retirement benefits.

    About John Hemenway

    Admitted: 2006, Florida

    Professional Webpage: http://www.bhpalaw.com/john-m-hemenway/

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Participant, Class V of the Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
    • Board of Directors, Tampa Bay Estate Planning Council (2017-), 2020
    • Member, IRA, Insurance & Employee Benefits Committee of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar (2019-), 2020
    • Member, Asset Protection Committee of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar (2019-), 2020
    • Chair, Young Lawyers Section of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms, 2016

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Volunteer, Bay Area Legal Services Frontline Heroes Project, 2020
    • Volunteer for the Newsome Band Boosters, Inc., as outside general counsel (2016-2018), 2018
    • Volunteer, Hillsborough Education Foundation (2015-2017), 2017
    • Volunteer for the Greater Brandon Community Foundation, Inc., as outside general counsel.

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • National Webinar, Strafford (pending October 29, 2020), Speaker, Utilizing Lifetime QTIP Trusts in Estate Planning, 2020
    • National Teleconference, National Business Institute, Speaker, IRAs and RMDs after the SECURE Act: What You Need to Know and Do Right Now, 2020
    • The Probate Process From Start to Finish, National Business Institute, Speaker, "Taking the First Step: Filing an Estate in Probate Court" and "Understanding the Role of the Personal Representative in Probate", 2020
    • Checkpoint WG&L Estate Planning, Author, Design Trusts for Maximum Retirement Plan Tax Deferral, 2019
    • Advanded Estate Planning, National Business Institute, Speaker, "Advanced Wills: Writing Provisions to Prevent Disputes" and "IRA Trusts: Preserving the Maximum Available Stretchout of RMDs", 2018
    • Estate Planning and Administration: The Complete Guide, National Business Institute, Speaker, "Transfers During Life and Inter-Vivos Trusts", 2018
    • The Probate Process from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, Speaker, "Taking the First Step: Filing an Estate in Probate Court" and "Understanding the Role of the Personal Representative in Probate", 2017
    • Probate Boot Camp, National Business Institute, Speaker, "First Steps" and "Educating the Personal Representative", 2016
    • Brandon Regional Hospital Medical Resident Seminar, Speaker, “What Grey’s Anatomy Didn’t Teach You: Fundamental Asset Protection Principles”, 2016
    • Estate Planning and Administration: The Complete Guide, National Business Institute, Speaker, "Transfers During Life and Inter-Vivos Trusts" , 2015
    • Inside the Minds: Best Practices for Structuring Trusts and Estates, Aspatore Books, Author, "Adapting to the Changing Concerns of Trusts and Estates Clients in the Current Planning Environment", 2014
    • The Probate Process From Start to Finish, National Business Institute, Speaker, "Uncovering the Laws of Intestacy and How They May Apply", 2014
    • Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts, National Business Institute, Speaker, "Basic Tax Considerations - What You Need to Know in Order to Choose the Appropriate Plan", 2014
    • Inside the Minds: Strategies for Trusts and Estates in Florida, Aspatore Books, Author, "Effective Estate Planning for the Modern Family in Uncertain Times", 2013
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    Office Location for John M. Hemenway

    1060 Bloomingdale Avenue
    Valrico, FL 33596

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    Last Updated: 9/14/2020

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