John Matthew Hemenway

John Matthew Hemenway

Bivins & Hemenway, P.A.
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Business Law ...
  • Florida
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Biography

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.

Education
University of Florida
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Graduated Cum Laude; Received Honors in Appellate Advocacy; Received Book Award in Legal Drafting
Activities: Association for Law and Business (Vice President, Fall 2005)
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University of Florida
B.S. | Economics
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Completed substantial coursework in Decision and Information Sciences (now Information Systems and Operations Management) at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including computer programming and systems design.
Honors: Graduated with Honors
Activities: Omicron Delta Epsilon (International Economics Honor Society); Portfolio Management Association
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Professional Experience
Partner
Bivins & Hemenway, P.A.
- Current
Associate
Fuller Holsonback Bivins & Malloy, P.A.
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Design Trusts for Maximum Retirement Plan Tax Deferral
Checkpoint WG&L Estate Planning
Adapting to the Changing Concerns of Trusts and Estates Clients in the Current Planning Environment
Inside the Minds: Best Practices for Structuring Trusts and Estates, 2014 ed. (Aspatore Books/Thompson Reuters)
Effective Estate Planning for the Modern Family in Uncertain Times
Inside the Minds: Strategies for Trusts and Estates in Florida, 2013 ed. (Aspatore Books/Thomson Reuters)
Speaking Engagements
Utilizing Lifetime QTIP Trusts in Estate Planning: Tax Issues, State Limitations, Key Provisions, and Options
Strafford
IRAs and RMDs After the SECURE Act: What You Need to Know and Do Right Now
National Business Institute
Taking the First Step: Filing an Estate in Probate Court, and Understanding the Role of the Personal Representative in Probate, The Probate Process from Start to Finish
National Business Institute
Advanced Wills: Writing Provisions to Prevent Disputes, and IRA Trusts: Preserving the Maximum Available Stretchout of RMDs, Advanced Estate Planning
National Business Institute
Transfers During Life and Inter-Vivos Trusts, Estate Planning and Administration: The Complete Guide
National Business Institute
Taking the First Step: Filing an Estate in Probate Court, and Understanding the Role of the Personal Representative in Probate, The Probate Process from Start to Finish
National Business Institute
First Steps, and Educating the Personal Representative, Probate Boot Camp
National Business Institute
What Grey’s Anatomy Didn’t Teach You: Fundamental Asset Protection Principles, Brandon Regional Hospital Medical Resident Seminar
Transfers During Life and Inter-Vivos Trusts, Estate Planning and Administration: The Complete Guide
National Business Institute
Basic Tax Considerations - What You Need to Know in Order to Choose the Appropriate Plan, Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts, Tampa, FL
National Business Institute
Uncovering the Laws of Intestacy and How They May Apply, The Probate Process From Start to Finish, Winter Haven, FL
National Business Institute
Awards
Rising Stars
Florida Super Lawyers
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Florida Super Lawyers
Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Professional Associations
Florida Fellow Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Participant, Class v
- Current
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Tampa Bay Estate Planning Council
Member
- Current
Activities: Board of Directors (2017-)
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Young Lawyers Section, International Society of Primerus Law Firms
Member
- Current
Activities: Executive Committee (2014-18); Chair (2016-17)
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Greater Brandon Community Foundation
Volunteer Legal Counsel
- Current
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Hillsborough County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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International Society of Primerus Law Firms
Member
- Current
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Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce
Member
- Current
Activities: Co-Chair, Winthrop/Bloomingdale Area Council (2012); Member, Accreditation Task Force Communications Committee (2011)
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Florida State Bar  # 27906
Member
- Current
Activities: Member, Business Law Section; Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (IRA, Insurance & Employee Benefits Committee and Asset Protection Committee)
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Tampa Connection
Member, Class of 2011
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Leadership Brandon
Member, Class of 2008
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
Bivins & Hemenway, P.A. Blog
Contact & Map
Bivins & Hemenway, P.A.
1060 Bloomingdale Avenue
Valrico, FL 33596
Telephone: (813) 643-4900
Fax: (813) 643-4904
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed