Ronald D. Aucutt

Senior Fiduciary Counsel

Mr. Aucutt is Senior Fiduciary Counsel at Bessemer Trust. In this role, he is responsible for working with clients and their advisors to develop practical and efficient wealth transfer plans, and for guiding the firm on fiduciary issues.

Prior to joining Bessemer, Ron practiced law with Miller & Chevalier Chartered in Washington, D.C., and with McGuireWoods LLP in Tysons, VA. He advised clients, lawyers, and other professionals on estate planning and helped resolve tax issues through IRS appeals and by obtaining rulings from the IRS National Office. 

He is a Fellow and former President of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War. 

Ron earned a J.D. and a B.A. from the University of Minnesota.  He lives with his wife in Lakewood Ranch, FL.