Jed Hendrick, a partner in Edwards Wildman
’s Business Law Department and Department Chair of the firm’s Public Policy & Government Relations practice, will serve as a member of the Steering Committee of the 2014 John & Abigail Adams Benefit
. Hosted by the Boston Bar Foundation (BBF), the annual John & Abigail Adams Benefit is one of the organization’s most successful fundraising events. The 2014 Adams Benefit will be held at the Museum of Fine Arts on January 25, 2014, and will honor Mayor Thomas Menino for his decades long dedication to the City of Boston. The BFF has been a leader through its support of programs that improve access to justice and promote the bar’s involvement in the community. The money raised at the Adams Benefit funds grants to legal services organizations that provide critical assistance to low-income individuals and families in the Greater Boston area.
Hendrick serves as general counsel to numerous public and private companies and also advises closely-held businesses and their boards of directors regarding stockholder and fiduciary matters. He has handled complex commercial transactions, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures and entity formations, both domestic and cross-border, for clients in a variety of industries, including lease finance companies, healthcare providers, mutual insurance companies, technology companies, manufacturers, marketers and distributors of durable and consumer goods, software and food products, agricultural cooperatives, professional service organizations, and real estate investment and development entities. In addition, Hendrick served as partner-in-charge of Edwards Wildman’s Boston office for close to two decades. During his leadership, the office experienced impressive growth in key practice areas, including private equity and venture capital, intellectual property, public finance, insurance and reinsurance, and litigation.
Active in the community, Hendrick serves on the Nominating Committee for the Boston Bar Association’s Beacon Award. He serves as director at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, has been a volunteer tutor and participant in the Boston Plan for Excellence "Principal for a Day" Program at Boston Public Schools, and an author and faculty member on various seminar panels at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. He is a member of the Boston Bar Association Council and a trustee of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation. Hendrick earned his undergraduate degree from Providence College and his law degree from Suffolk University Law School.