Managing Director and Chair of Trust Committee
Dennis R. Delaney
Dennis R. Delaney is a Managing Director and Chair of the Trust Committee at Hemenway Trust Company. He has over 20 years of experience advising individuals, families and nonprofits on wealth management and complex trust issues.

Dennis R. Delaney is a Managing Director and Chair of the Trust Committee at Hemenway Trust Company. He has over 20 years of estate planning, trustee, and wealth management experience with 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 Family Office Services 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.

Representative Experience

  • 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.
  • Counsels 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.
“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.”
— Dennis Delaney’s Comments on Trends in the Trust Industry

Related News & Resources

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