Nixon Peabody welcomes wealth management industry veteran Robert MacDonnell

January 18, 2022

Director of Media Relations
Nicholas Braude

Boston, MA. Nixon Peabody LLP is pleased to announce that Robert MacDonnell has joined the global law firm’s Private Clients practice as Executive Director of Wealth Management.

Rob arrives at Nixon Peabody with more than 28 years of experience across the financial and wealth management industries. In this new role, he will be responsible for all aspects of administration, operations, compliance, and personnel associated with Nixon Peabody’s Wealth Management practice. Rob will collaborate closely with the firm’s lawyers to support, service, and retain their wealth management clients, and to foster the attorneys’ business development activities.

“Rob’s deep experience helping clients to see their businesses from new perspectives and develop tailored strategic plans will be an enormous asset for our practice,” said Evelyn Moreno, a Nixon Peabody partner and leader of the firm’s Private Clients practice. “We focus on creating positive impact for our clients, and Rob’s work with businesses to transform their organizations dovetails nicely with this priority.”

Most recently, Rob founded Boston-based RRM Strategic Advisors, LLC, an independent consulting firm that assists senior leaders of wealth management firms, trust companies, family offices, and private investment offices.

At RRM Strategic Advisors, Rob managed a long-term engagement with a global trust company, and focused on providing leadership to acquisition integrations and advising the CEO on strategic initiatives. He also served as a strategic thought partner and private advisor to the president of a family office and developed a strategic analysis and growth plan for an independent East Coast wealth management firm.

“Nixon Peabody’s Private Clients practice has a strong reputation for being hands-on, practical, and client-centered,” said Rob. “I’m thrilled to join the team and work together with this group of nationally recognized attorneys.”

Prior to his time at RRM Strategic Advisors, Rob served as the president of Cambridge Associates Fiduciary Trust at Cambridge Associates, LLC, in Boston. Rob holds an MBA from Columbia University and a JD from Fordham University School of Law in New York City. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor of science degree.

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