About the Author

Alvina H. Lo

Chief Wealth Strategist

As part of the Wilmington Trust and M&T Emerald Advisory Services™ team, Alvina is responsible for wealth planning, strategic advice, and thought leadership development for Wilmington Trust’s Wealth Management division. She oversees a national team of wealth strategists, financial planners, and thought leadership experts, who together, serve as advisors to high-net-worth individuals and families, business owners, entrepreneurs, and foundations and endowments.

Prior to joining Wilmington Trust, Alvina was the director and senior wealth planner for Citi Private Bank where she served as an advisor to both U.S. and international ultra-high-net-worth clients of the New York and cross-border markets. Previous to that, Alvina served as a wealth strategist with Credit Suisse Private Bank and managed the third party trustee platform. Earlier in her career, Alvina practiced law at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, LLP in the Trusts & Estates Group and served as a consultant for Deloitte Consulting and Scient Corporation.

Alvina holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia where she was a Thomas Jefferson Scholar. She received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a member of the Law Review and Order of the Coif. She also holds a Professional Tax Certificate in Estate Planning from New York University School of Law. 

Alvina was most recently recognized as one of Worth’s Groundbreakers 2020: 50 Women Changing the World. She is a published author on estate planning matters and has lectured at the American Bar Association, New York City Bar, and Barron’s Top Women Advisors Summit. She is admitted to practice in the state of New York and New Jersey. She is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is a member of Women In America, a professional development group. She is a regional committee co-chair of the Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Foundation for the University of Virginia. Alvina is bilingual and speaks fluent Chinese-Cantonese and basic Chinese-Mandarin.


By the Author

Revocable Trusts May Play a Role in Your Estate Plan

Alvina H. Lo |
Emerald GEMs

September 22, 2020, GEM 21 — When contemplating your estate plan, you may wonder whether you should have a revocable trust, also known as a living trust, in addition to your will. The answer may depend on your net worth and the nature of your assets. Generally, the more assets you have, and the more complicated they are, the more you may benefit from a revocable trust.

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3 Insurance Strategies Not to Overlook

Alvina H. Lo |
Wealth Planning

Are your insurance strategies covering the full spectrum of protection you need?With estate taxes due typically nine months after the date of death, having a liquidity strategy in place will help keep your assets secure from an unintended sale.A new study from The First Street Foundation lists 14.6 million properties in the 100-year flood zone, which is where there is a 1% chance of a flood striking in any one year.

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Video: Selling Your Business: Building the Right Team

Alvina H. Lo |
My Business
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Do your clients have the right team in place to help maximize the sale proceeds of net income and estate taxes? William & Henry Associates Chairman, President & CEO David Iannini sat down with Wilmington Trust’s President, Western Region Brian Oard and Chief Wealth Strategist Alvina Lo at the 2019 Hawaii Tax Institute to review what resources you need to help ensure things go smoothly when selling your business, with maximum benefit to you.

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