Lauren Marie Peterson

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Lauren Peterson is a Private Client Advisor in the Newport Beach office of U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. Lauren works with wealth creators throughout Southern California to help them streamline, enhance, and preserve their financial legacies. She is keenly attuned to the needs of entrepreneurs and business owners, applying the acumen she has gained from more than three decades working with high net worth families. As the leader of a client’s U.S. Trust® team, Lauren orchestrates the efforts of in-house specialists who work in concert to devise tailored strategies in investment management—including lending, trust and estate planning services, wealth structuring, and philanthropy.

Lauren recognizes the importance of timely action and cohesive effort. She advises clients and their family members about critical junctures in their financial lives, such as liquidity events or the transfer of a family business. Sensitive to tax and estate implications, she seeks to develop efficient initiatives that capitalize on opportunities while advancing a client’s long-term objectives. Lauren’s approach is personal and intensely committed to a client’s wellbeing. She sees herself as a builder – someone who channels the extensive resources available at U.S. Trust to develop valuable initiatives.

Lauren has worked at Bank of America since 2008. Previously, she spent more than 25 years with financial firms and in private law practice directly advising accomplished families.

Lauren earned her bachelor’s degree from Capital University and her law degree with top honors from Capital University Law School.* She lives in Orange County and she was the founder and former Executive Director of The African Child Fund, a non-profit organization that assists AIDS orphans in Kenya and is active in a number of philanthropic organizations in the region.

**Neither Merrill Lynch nor its Financial Advisors provide tax, accounting or legal advice. Clients should review any planned financial transactions or arrangements that may have tax, accounting or legal implications with their personal professional advisors.

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

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John E Warme

Portfolio Manager

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Jimmy Sanchez

Market Investment Executive


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You don’t define your wealth by numbers alone, but also by the opportunities it provides. For more than 200 years, U.S. Trust has helped clients navigate the complex challenges of managing significant wealth. We draw on U.S. Trust’s personalized approach and private banking services, as well as the resources of Bank of America Corporation, 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 U.S. Trust, 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.