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Fiduciary Trust International Welcomes Christina D’Elia as Trust Counsel in NYC Office

Experienced Trusts and Estates Attorney Possesses Wide-Ranging Expertise in Planning, Administration, and Risk Management

Fiduciary Trust International, a global wealth manager and wholly-owned subsidiary of Franklin Templeton, announces that Christina C. D’Elia has joined the firm as trust counsel based in its New York office.

“Christina possesses in-depth expertise in trust and estate planning and administration, as well as corporate fiduciary practices and risk management—and this will be critical in helping us strengthen and grow our trust administration team,” said Leslie Gillin Bohner, chief fiduciary officer of Fiduciary Trust International. “Her experience and insights, and her track record for delivering comprehensive, personalized advice and solutions, will greatly benefit our clients and employees.”

Ms. D’Elia has nearly 20 years of experience. She joins Fiduciary Trust International from First Republic Trust Co., a division of First Republic Bank, where she was senior vice president and chief fiduciary officer. In this role, Ms. D’Elia was responsible for all fiduciary risk management efforts in nine states. Earlier in her career, she served as counsel and managing attorney at Morris & McVeigh LLP in New York, where she advised clients on comprehensive estate planning and tax-efficient transfer strategies. Ms. D’Elia started her career as a vice president and trust settlement officer at US Trust Co.

“The consistent implementation of fiduciary and risk management processes and protocols across our organization is a key element of helping multiple generations of clients achieve financial peace of mind,” said Ms. D’Elia. “I look forward to working with Leslie and our internal teams to strengthen the client planning experience in offices all over the country.”

Ms. D’Elia is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Practice Group. She has served as an adjunct professor of law at Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law, where she earned her juris doctor. Ms. D’Elia also graduated cum laude from Binghamton University with a bachelor-of-arts degree.

About Fiduciary Trust International

Fiduciary Trust International, a global wealth management firm headquartered in New York, NY, has served individuals, families, endowments and foundations since 1931. With over $94 billion in assets under management and administration as of June 30, 2023, the firm specializes in strategic wealth planning, investment management and trust and estate services, as well as tax and custody services. The New York-based firm and its subsidiaries maintain offices in Coral Gables, FL, Boca Raton, FL, St. Petersburg, FL, Radnor, PA, Lincoln, MA, Los Angeles, CA, San Mateo, CA, San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC, Wilmington, DE, Reston, VA, and Atlanta, GA. For more information, please visit, and for the latest updates, follow Fiduciary Trust International on LinkedIn and Twitter: @FiduciaryTrust.

About Franklin Templeton

Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE: BEN] is a global investment management organization with subsidiaries operating as Franklin Templeton and serving clients in over 150 countries. Franklin Templeton’s mission is to help clients achieve better outcomes through investment management expertise, wealth management and technology solutions. Through its specialist investment managers, the company offers specialization on a global scale, bringing extensive capabilities in fixed income, equity, alternatives and multi-asset solutions. With more than 1,300 investment professionals, and offices in major financial markets around the world, the California-based company has over 75 years of investment experience and over $1.4 trillion in assets under management as of July 31, 2023. For more information, please visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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