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John M. Hemenway is a founding partner of Bivins & Hemenway, P.A. John practices in the areas of real estate, business law, and estate planning, combining experience in each of these areas to provide a comprehensive approach to transactions and planning. He regularly counsels individuals in connection with their personal real estate and estate planning matters, and represents business owners in a variety of commercial real estate and business transactions.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 50%
    10 years
  2. Probate: 20%
    9 years
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    10 years
  4. Business: 10%
    10 years


Payment types:

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  • Robert Waller Bivins

    I heartily endorse this lawyer's work. John is one of the smartest, most diligent, and most talented young lawyers I have had the pleasure to work with during my 23 year plus legal career. As a very young associate at our former law firm, John faced the daunting challenge of having to single handedly assume full responsibility for manaing the full year-end transaction load of the firm's Real Estate Department when his supervising attorney was unexpectly laid up for an extended time due to a car accident. John was able to resolutely rise to the challenge and, with great poise, close those transactions and satisfy the needs of the impacted clients with little outside assistance. I know this to be accurate because I was the supervising attorney whose clients he took care of during my recuperation. The clients were then, and continue to be, extremely pleased to have John assisting them and I am today proud to call him my law partner.


    Robert Bivins Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

Bivins & Hemenway, P.A.

1060 Bloomingdale Avenue
Valrico, FL, 33596-6105


FLMember in Good Standing200606/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Book Award, Legal DraftingUniversity of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBivins & Hemenway, P.A.2007 - Present
AssociateFuller Holsonback Bivins & Malloy, P.A.2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tampa Bay Estate Planning CouncilMember2015 - Present
International Society of Primerus Law Firms, Young Lawyers SectionExecutive Committee Member2014 - Present
Florida Bar, Business Law SectionMember2006 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember2006 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Florida BarMember2006 - Present
Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, Winthrop Bloomingale Area CouncilCo-Chair2012 - 2012
Tampa ConnectionMember2011 - 2011
Brandon Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2012
International Society of Primerus Law Firms, Young Lawyers SectionNewsletter Committee Member2010 - 2011
Leadership Brandon, Greater Brandon Chamber of CommerceMember2008 - 2008
Tampa Bay Real Estate Investment CouncilMember2007 - 2011
Association for Law and Business, University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of LawVice President2005 - 2005
Publication nameTitleDate
Inside the Minds: Strategies for Trusts and Estates in Florida, 2013 ed.Effective Estate Planning for the Modern Family in Uncertain Times2013
Inside the Minds: Best Practices for Structuring Trusts and Estates, 2014 ed.Adapting to the Changing Concerns of Trusts and Estates Clients in the Current Planning Environment2013
International Society of Primerus Law Firms Business Law NewsCrude Processes and Deepwater Questions: Compensation on the Horizon2010
International Society of Primerus Law Firms Business Law NewsA Survey of the Impact of Declining Property Values on Residential Real Property2009
International Society of Primerus Law Firms Business Law NewsForeclosure Relief Under the HOPE For Homeowners Act of 20082008
Business Litigation in Florida, 5th Ed.Commercial Arbitration (acknowledged by author for research assistance)2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of FloridaEconomicsOther - Bachelors2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Brandon Regional Hospital Resident SeminarWhat Grey's Anatomy Didn't Teach You: Fundamental Asset Protection Principles2016
Estate Planning and Administration: The Complete GuideTransfers During Life and Inter-Vivos Trusts2015
The Probate Process From Start to FinishUncovering the Laws of Intestacy and How They May Apply2014
Drafting Effective Wills and TrustsBasic Tax Considerations - What You Need to Know in Order to Choose the Appropriate Plan2014
Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce / Brandon Foundation - Non-Profit Seminar SeriesTips to Prevent Your Non-Profit from Becoming Non-Compliant2009