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 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (60%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%)
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 authored the chapter "Adapting to the Changing Concerns of Trusts and Estates Clients in the Current Planning Environment" for the book Inside the Minds: Best Practices for Structuring Trusts and Estates, 2014 ed., and previously authored the chapter "Effective Estate Planning for the Modern Family in Uncertain Times" for the book Inside the Minds: Strategies for Trusts and Estates in Florida, 2013 ed.  John has also presented at legal education seminars on both probate and estate planning topics.

About John Hemenway

Admitted: 2006, Florida

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, IRA, Insurance & Employee Benefits Committee of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, 2019
  • Chair, Young Lawyers Section of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms, 2016
  • Board of Directors, Tampa Bay Estate Planning Council, 2019

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer for the Hillsborough Education Foundation as reviewer of scholarship applications (2015-present)
  • Volunteer for the Greater Brandon Community Foundation, Inc., as outside general counsel.
  • Volunteer for the Newsome Band Boosters, Inc., as outside general counsel (2016-present)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Checkpoint WG&L Estate Planning, Author, Design Trusts for Maximum Retirement Plan Tax Deferral, 2019
  • Inside the Minds: Strategies for Trusts and Estates in Florida, Aspatore Books, Author, "Effective Estate Planning for the Modern Family in Uncertain Times", 2013
  • 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
  • Estate Planning and Administration: The Complete Guide, National Business Institute, Speaker, "Transfers During Life and Inter-Vivos Trusts" , 2015
  • Brandon Regional Hospital Medical Resident Seminar, Speaker, “What Grey’s Anatomy Didn’t Teach You: Fundamental Asset Protection Principles”, 2016
  • Probate Boot Camp, National Business Institute, Speaker, "First Steps" and "Educating the Personal Representative", 2016
  • 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
  • Estate Planning and Administration: The Complete Guide, National Business Institute, Speaker, "Transfers During Life and Inter-Vivos Trusts", 2018
  • 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
Office Location for John M. Hemenway

1060 Bloomingdale Avenue
Valrico, FL 33596

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Last Updated: 3/20/2019

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