employee Elizabeth Nichols
Elizabeth Nichols is a senior wealth strategist in CIBC Private Wealth’s Houston office, with more than 25 years of industry experience. In this role, she assists high net worth clients and their advisors develop and implement comprehensive estate plans.
Prior to joining the firm, Elizabeth spent 11 years as Of Counsel to Ridout & Associates, a boutique estate planning and administration law firm, where her focus was on trust and estate administration, probate, estate and gift tax planning, entity formation, and preparation of complex estate and gift tax returns. She previously served at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, where she was a high net worth specialist and member of the Central Ohio leadership team. Elizabeth was also a senior vice president and private financial advisor for the Southwest region at Bank of America Private Bank, and held positions at Arthur Andersen, KPMG and Kanaly Trust Company.
Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Southern Methodist University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Houston. She is a member of the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Elizabeth is a mentor in the Collegiate Challenge program, where she provides guidance to high school juniors and seniors who are the first in their families to attend college.