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David Garten

Practice Lead, Estate Settlement Services

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David Garten is a Senior Vice President and the National Practice Leader for Northern Trust's Estate Settlement Services. He has over 20 years of financial services experience, serving private clients in the areas of trust administration, wealth transfer planning, estate settlement and investment management.

David has a diversified financial services career with Northern Trust having previously served as the Senior Fiduciary Officer and a managing director of the Pacific Northwest Region in Seattle. After moving to Los Angeles David has served as the Manger of Estate Settlement Services for California and the Estate Settlement Services Practice Leader for the West Region. Prior to joining Northern, David was a Vice President and Trust Advisor with US Bank, Private Client Reserve in Seattle.

David obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Gonzaga University and is a Certified Financial Planner™(CFP®).


David serves as the Vice Chair of the Foundation Board for the Seattle Lighthouse for The Blind.