Therese M Vita

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Therese Vita is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in Buffalo, New York.  She works closely with individuals, business owners, senior executives and their families to help them grow, sustain and transfer their wealth, being mindful of their priorities and intentions.

As an experienced professional, Therese leverages Bank of America Private Bank’s fiduciary platform, leading a team of local specialists, she addresses both sides of clients’ balance sheets and offers them access to a wide range of resources, including wealth structuring services, investment management, real estate financing, structured credit solutions, asset management, philanthropic services, business owner transition strategies, legacy planning and family office services.

Prior to joining Bank of America Private Bank, Therese worked at both Merrill and Key Private Bank, where she focused on wealth management strategies for high-net-worth individuals and families. She spent the first ten years of her career as a practicing attorney but does not provide legal advice in her role at Bank of America. Therese earned a B.S. in business administration from Le Moyne College and a J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University. She holds the Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA®) designation, awarded by the Exit Planning Institute, and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certificant, a designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.

An active member of her community, Therese serves on the boards of the Western New York Women’s Foundation, The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, and the Estate Analysts of Western New York.  She also sits on the Board of Regents for Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY.  She is a member of the Rotary Club of Buffalo and supports a variety of theater, arts and cultural organizations. Therese enjoys living on the Buffalo waterfront and taking in all that the city has to offer.

*Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® in the U.S.


  • English


  • Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, New York
  • Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York


  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Estate Analysts of Western New York
  • The Buffalo Club

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