Erin Gilmore Smith

Senior Vice President, Senior Trust Officer

Professional Profile

Erin Gilmore Smith is a Senior Vice President and Senior Trust Officer with Bank of America Private Bank in the West Hartford, Connecticut office.  In this role, Erin works with individuals and families on trust administration, estate planning, tax and complex wealth transfer matters.


Prior to joining the Private Bank  in 2015, Erin was a Vice President and Associate Trust Counsel at Fiduciary Trust Company International where she was responsible for the administration of complex estates and trusts, including pre and post-mortem planning, tax and succession planning, reporting and valuation issues.  Erin has spoken and written extensively on a variety of issues of importance to high net worth individuals and their advisors, including fiduciary liability, equitable adjustments and conversions, directed trusts, trust protectors, estate planning for same-sex couples, and ethical implications in the use social media and technology. 


A member of the bars of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, Erin earned a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University.  She is an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association, Section of Trusts and Estates.

*Erin does not provide legal or tax advice in her role with Bank of America.

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