Todd D. Mayo is a principal and general counsel of Perspecta Trust. Todd works with clients in designing and implementing trust and wealth strategies, and he oversees legal matters for the company.
Before joining Perspecta Trust, Todd was a partner in Cleveland, Waters and Bass. He previously was president of Cambridge Trust Company of New Hampshire and a senior vice president of Cambridge Trust Company. He had earlier practiced trust and tax law with Cleveland, Waters and Bass.
Todd actively participates in legislative and regulatory initiatives to enhance New Hampshire’s position as a leading jurisdiction for trusts and trust companies. He is the principal author of several portions of New Hampshire’s trust laws. As a member of a public-private working group that revised the state’s banking laws, he was a principal author of the New Hampshire Trust Company Act and the New Hampshire Family Trust Company Act. He is the principal author of the New Hampshire Foundation Act. With the enactment of the Foundation Act, New Hampshire became the first state to allow the formation and domestication of civil-law foundations.
Todd is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, a former president of the New Hampshire Trust Council, and a former chair of the New Hampshire Bankers Association’s Trust Committee.
Todd is the author of New Hampshire Trust Laws: Statutes and Commentary (now in its second edition), an annotated reference on the state’s trust laws, and he is the author of a chapter on trust design in The Private Wealth & Private Client Review (Sixth Edition).
Todd earned a B.A. in economics and history from Georgetown University, a J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law, and an LL.M. (Taxation) from the University of Florida.