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Magielnicki now senior VP at United Bank

CHARLESTON — United Bank has named a new senior vice president and legal counselor.

The largest publicly traded company headquartered in West Virginia, United Bank has recently Robert “Bob” Magielnicki Jr. Esq. as senior vice president, director of Advanced Planning and Trust Legal Counsel.

Joining the United Wealth Management practice, Magielnicki will provide legal counsel to clients and prospects regarding the design and administration of wealth management plans, including trust, investment and estate accounts in accordance with the Bank’s fiduciary responsibilities.

Magielnicki has more than 20 years of experience as an attorney in private practice and 15 years in the banking and fiduciary services industry. Prior to joining United Wealth Management, he was senior vice president, market director of fiduciary services with Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore Family Office of PNC Bank. He also was senior counsel for PNC Wealth Management and SVP and Trust Counsel for AmeriServ Trust and Financial Services Company.

Magielnicki has practiced at large law firms in the Washington, D.C., area, representing wealthy families and individuals, executors, trustees and beneficiaries in sophisticated estate and tax planning, trust and estate administration and estate and trust litigation.

“Bob brings years of trust and estate experience to his new role with United and will leverage his deep expertise to serve our high-net-worth clients,” said Matthew Humphrey, executive vice president, head of Wealth and Investment Management and CEO of United Brokerage Services. “We are excited to welcome Bob and know he will add tremendous value to our team-based approach to client service.”

In addition to his practical professional experience, Magielnicki has shared his knowledge and expertise as an adjunct professor teaching a course in taxation, trusts and estates in Georgetown University’s paralegal program. He earned his undergraduate degrees in history and Spanish from the University of Virginia and his law degree from Stetson University College of Law.

Magielnicki is admitted to the New York, Washngton, D.C., and Maryland Bar Associations and is a member of the D.C. Estate Planning Council.

“It’s an exciting time to join United Bank, especially in wealth management as we continue to expand our footprint. I was initially drawn to United because of its high-touch, community bank approach and the people — my colleagues possess vast knowledge of the industry and world-class expertise,” Magielnicki said. “I look forward to really helping our customers with their planning needs, ensuring their legacy for themselves and their families is achieved.”

United Wealth Management is a division of United Bank with $9 billion in client assets. More than 90 professionals provide conflict-free advice and fiduciary wealth, investment management, and trust services to families, foundations, endowments and companies across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. To learn more, visit BankWithUnited.com/wealth-management.

United Bank is a subsidiary of United Bankshares and has consolidated assets of approximately $26.2 billion with 211 full-service banking offices and 15 loan origination offices located throughout West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit BankWithUnited.com.

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