Joseph Francaviglia is the Director of Trusts and Estates at Bonhams in Los Angeles. Since joining the company in 2008, he has taken on the responsibilities of managing and developing relationships and mutual business opportunities with trust & estate attorneys, trust officers, wealth managers, certified public accountants and other fiduciary and professional advisors throughout Southern California. Francaviglia assists these fiduciaries and their clients with Bonhams services, including appraisals, auctions and private treaty sales.
During his time at Bonhams, Francaviglia has been instrumental in bringing a number of important collections to market, including Property from the Estate of Elizabeth Colyear Vincent, the Estate of Nancy M. Daly, the renowned Los Angeles philanthropist, and the Collection of Sir Daniel Donohue, which achieved more than $5 million.
Prior to joining the Bonhams, Francaviglia spent 10 years working for an international auction house in New York as a Senior Manager in its Trusts, Estates & Appraisals Department. Highlights of his tenure included the sale of prominent estates, as well as corporate and private collections throughout the country, such as the Collection of C. Ruxton and Audrey B. Love, Personal Property from the Estate of Bobby Short and the Refco Collection of Contemporary Photography. Francaviglia also managed numerous appraisals for estate tax, financial planning and insurance purposes, including that of a private Florida collection valued at nearly $1 billion.
Francaviglia holds a BA in Art History from Rutgers University in New Jersey.
He is a member of the Beverly Hills Estate Planning Council, the Los Angeles Estate Planning Council and the Southern California Trust Officers Association.