Lawrence T. Perera is a Managing Director at Hemenway Trust Company. He has been active in the field of trusts, estates and wealth management for nearly 60 years serving as an executor and trustee and judge in the Middlesex County Probate Court. He also served as an independent director of the Scudder, Stevens and Clark Common Stock and Balanced Funds and as a trustee of Massachusetts Investors Trust and various other investment companies managed by Massachusetts Financial Services Company of Boston.
Lawrence is also Of Counsel at Hemenway & Barnes LLP, where he has served clients as a private fiduciary for over 20 years. He provides legal advice and service in related probate, estate planning, and trusts and estates matters. He is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
In addition to his professional activities, Lawrence has chaired the Finance Commission of the City of Boston and the Back Bay Architectural Commission. He has been a Managing Director of the Metropolitan Opera Association, a Trustee of the Wang Center, a Trustee of the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, and a Director and Vice-Chairman of The Boston Foundation. Currently, Lawrence serves as a Trustee (emeritus) of the Boston Athenaeum and of WGBH Educational Foundation, and as a Member of the Board of Overseers of the Boston Lyric Opera.