What will happen to your assets when you’re gone? Who will manage them and how will they be distributed? Will the people and organizations you care about be taken care of as you wish? We can help you answer these important questions.

Burke & Herbert Bank in Northern, VA


Although trusts can seem complex, their basic goal is simple: to act as a legal document that allows you to maintain control of your financial affairs if you cannot do so yourself.

Trusts are often used to bequeath assets to heirs in an orderly fashion, and if the estate is substantial, trusts can be highly effective in shielding assets from estate taxes (consult a tax advisor for further information).

Trusts also can be structured to manage your affairs if you become sick or disabled, if you travel abroad for an extended period, or if your professional responsibilities preclude you from actively managing your assets.

You should expect three main things from your trust: control, flexibility, and income generation. At Burke & Herbert Trust Services, our goal is to help you build a trust to serve as a versatile, powerful tool to help you reach your long-term life goals.

Estate Planning and Asset Management

Proper estate planning is a key element of your financial plan and will help ensure that you preserve your assets for your future generations and organizations. We can help you design an estate plan that cares for your family and achieves your wishes.

Estate Planning and Asset Management

Senior Trust Officer: M. Patricia Barron

Patricia Barron is the Bank’s Senior Trust Officer and Manager of Estate and Trust Administration Services. She has been working with trust customers at Burke & Herbert Bank for over 20 years and has more than 35 years of experience in the Trust field overall.

Patricia is passionate about customer service and cares deeply about meeting and exceeding her clients’ expectations. In speaking about the advantages offered by Burke & Herbert Trust Services, she notes, “We don’t take a cookie-cutter approach. We make it a point to get to know each client individually.”

In addition to working directly with customers, Patricia chairs the Bank’s Trust Administration Committee and serves as the Secretary for the Trust Committee of the Board of Directors. Prior to joining Burke & Herbert Bank, Patricia’s trust experience included roles at Riggs Bank and NationsBank. She holds a B.S. in Finance from the School of Business at Auburn University and has completed the Personal Trust curriculum through the Cannon Financial Institute.

Patricia Barron Burke & Herbert Bank Northern VA Trust Service Team

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