In Memoriam: William Barbeosch, 56

Banker and Lawyer, Had Led Wealth Transfer Globally

The CAA is greatly saddened by the sudden and premature death of its member
William Barbeosch, 56, from a pulmonary embolism, on May 13, 2011 in New York City.

According to his close friend and colleague CAA member John Enteman, Bill had passed a stress test only weeks earlier and had a perfect EKG the day before his death.

Bill had been with Chase from 1990 to 2002, as a Managing Director serving as Global Head of the Wealth Transfer and Succession Planning Group.  He had been responsible for a varietyof fiduciary planning and administration services for private bank clients worldwide.  

An attorney with more than 20 years experience in trust and estate and wealth management issues, at the time of his death Bill was serving as Chief Fiduciary Officer at GenSpring Family Offices. He was also chairman of Teton Trust Company, the firm's trust company affiliate.  

Prior to joining GenSpring, Bill was Managing Director and Chief Fiduciary Officer of Citigroup Trust and Head of the Fiduciary Solutions Group. 

Before embarking on a banking career, Bill practiced law, concentrating on trust and estate matters. He was an attorney with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and Casey, Lane & Mittendorf. Headvised both U.S. and international clients.

He was a member of The Alice Tully Foundation, the Bankersand Lawyers Advisory Committee of the New York Philharmonic, the Executive Committee of the Trust Management Association of the American Bankers Association, and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. 

Bill received a BA, magna cum laude, from Brown University, a JD from the Columbia University School of Law, and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

A dog loving Upper West Sider, he is survived by his wife, Marta B. Varela.  

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