Monica Safapour
Monica Safapour

Monica Safapour West Region Lead, Estate Settlement Services


  • B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles
  • J.D. with distinction and a concentration in tax from McGeorge
  • LL.M. in tax from Loyola Law School


Based in Pasadena, Monica is responsible for leading the West Region's Estate Settlement Services. Monica works with families providing goals-based solutions to their estate planning needs. Specifically, guiding them through the difficult and most important decision of who they trust to act as their successors. When Northern Trust is named as a successor Trustee or Agent, Monica's partners across the West Region administer trusts and settle estates with compassion and technical expertise.


Monica has advised clients in her capacities as legal counsel, wealth planner, and fiduciary for over a decade. During her career, Monica has worked with high-net-worth clients to develop customized, comprehensive, and integrated multi-generational wealth plans. She has also worked with those families and their advisors in the areas of estate and probate administration. Monica delivers a consistent, best-in-class client experience to partners, families and their advisors, due to the knowledge and understanding she's gained throughout her career.