Christopher Tate

Senior Vice President, Wealth Strategies Advisor

Professional Profile

Christopher F. Tate is a Senior Vice President and Wealth Strategies Advisor at Bank of America Private Bank in Chevy Chase, Maryland.   In this role, Chris focuses on multi-generational estate planning and advising business owners on pre-sale and business succession planning, as well as providing all clients with tax-minimization and retirement planning strategies, risk management, insurance and philanthropy. 

Chris also coordinates with each client’s team of advisors to oversee and implement aligned recommendations and conduct periodic reviews that can help clients monitor progress on their financial strategies and estate plans.

Prior to joining Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) in 2017, Chris was a senior fiduciary advisory specialist with Wells Fargo Private Bank.  Before that, Chris spent 15 years as an estate planning attorney for several national and D.C.‐area law firms, and with his own law firm in Middleburg, Virginia.  (In his role as a Wealth Strategies Advisor at the Private Bank, he does not practice law.)  Throughout his career, Chris has counseled clients on a wide range of matters including estate, gift and generation‐skipping transfer tax planning, dynasty trust planning, fiduciary issues, trust and estate administration, business succession planning, and charitable planning.
Chris earned a juris doctor from George Mason University School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Law Review.  He also holds a masters degree from George Mason University International Institute and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.  A licensed attorney in Virginia and the District of Columbia, Chris is a member of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Virginia Bar and a member of the Washington, D.C. Estate Planning Council.


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