Michael Bockner

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Michael Bockner is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in Seattle Washington. He works closely with a diverse, ultra-high-net-worth clientele, including owners of private businesses, active and retired corporate executives, and generations of families.

Michael brings more than 15 years of wealth management experience to clients and leads a talented team of selected specialists who work in concert to help design to design and implement tailored financial strategies that can span investment management, trust and estate planning services, liquidity-event strategies, lending and philanthropic solutions..

An active listener and responsive problem-solver, Michael finds it fulfilling to help clients address complex challenges and explore timely opportunities. In each relationship, he offers a high caliber of guidance, a relentless service ethic, and a profound dedication to client well-being – informed by his deep understanding of their priorities and needs.

Prior to joining Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust), Michael served as an investment specialist and portfolio manager with the private bank of J.P. Morgan – giving him the extensive knowledge and perspective that can come from serving the specialized wealth management needs of high-net-worth individuals and families. Previous to that, he was a vice president with Oppenheimer & Company. 

Michael holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Franklin & Marshall College. He resides in Bellevue, Washington, where he enjoys biking, skiing, fly fishing and, especially, family time with his two children. 

Our Team

Our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personal experience.

Note: These team members are a shared resource, involved in your wealth management plan as appropriate and are subject to change

Karen E Sims

Private Client Manager


Key Contacts

Jonathan P Easthope

Private Bank Senior Associate


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We take the time to listen and learn about you and your family before creating strategies that aim to meet your needs, goals and best interests now and in the future


For more than 200 years, Bank of America Private Bank has helped clients navigate the complex challenges of managing significant wealth. We draw on the Private Bank’s personalized approach, as well as the resources of Bank of America, to help individuals and families, businesses, and institutions achieve their financial objectives. Whether you’re looking to preserve and share wealth, build philanthropic legacies or plan for future growth, our commitment is to make your goals our priority.

At Bank of America Private Bank, we take pride in our history and in serving our clients’ best interests. We also value the continual pursuit of innovation in a constantly transforming world. We apply this perspective to help our clients anticipate and respond to evolving markets, changing environments and the growing complexities of the financial landscape. Mindful of the past, our focus is on providing today’s clients with disciplined financial strategies and a bridge across generations.