Collins joins United Bank's Wealth Management Group

Date: 3/22/2010

WEST SPRINGFIELD Richard B. Collins, president and CEO of United Bank, announced that Kathleen E. Collins, JD has joined the United Wealth Management Group.

In her new position, she will offer clients a range of financial, estate and retirement strategies. She will be based out of the bank's Holyoke branch.

A Wilbraham resident, Collins joins the United Wealth Management Group from TD Wealth Management Services, where she was an investment executive, achieving the status of top producer in the state of Massachusetts. Previously, she was an investment advisor representative with MassMutual Financial Group.

She was also the sole practitioner/broker of Kathleen E. Collins, Esq., processing case design work for estate and business planning clients, with a concentrated emphasis on estate planning, elder law and real estate, including a full-service real estate practice. Earlier in her career, she served as an associate in the law practice of Gaberman & Parish, P.C., focusing on probate administration, elder law, corporate tax and real estate and employment law.

Collins received her Juris Doctor degree from Western New England College School of Law, focusing on estate planning and taxation, and also holds a master's degree from Springfield College and a bachelor's degree from Western New England College. She is licensed in Life, Health, Series 7 General Securities Representative and Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law, and holds certification as a Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM.

Active in her fields of interest, she is a member of the Massachusetts, Worcester and Hampden County Bar Associations; the Estate Planning Council of Hampden County; and the Greater Springfield Area of Realtors. She is also a member of the Springfield Ski Club Ski Patrol, the Open Space and Recreation Committee of Wilbraham and the Women's Partnership of the Chamber of Commerce.

Collins can be reached directly at 896-8290 to schedule a meeting at a location convenient for the caller.

United Bank is a federally chartered savings bank headquartered at 95 Elm St. in West Springfield. It operates 16 branch offices and two express drive-up branches in the Springfield region of Western Massachusetts, and six branches in the Worcester region of Central Massachusetts.

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