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Brad BedingfieldBrad Bedingfield

(617) 574-3543
bbedingfield@goulstonstorrs.com
Fax: (617) 574-4112
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Boston
400 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110-3333
Education
Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 2005

Oxford University, D.Phil., 2000

Oxford University, M.S.t., 1996

University of Georgia, M.A., 1995

University of Georgia, B.A., 1993
Admissions
Massachusetts

Overview

Brad Bedingfield structures solutions for transition of wealth to future generations, including lifetime and testamentary transfers, in a way that promotes family harmony, protects family-owned businesses, reduces the impact of transfer and inheritance tax on family legacies, and secures the family’s long-term philanthropic goals.

Brad also establishes public charities and private foundations for individuals and corporations, advises on various charitable structures and transactions, and represents charities seeking tax-exempt status, private rulings or settlement of controversies before the IRS.

Brad is a former Tax Law Specialist with the IRS’ Exempt Organizations Division, a former associate for an international law firm, and a former lecturer in medieval literature.

Representative Experience

  • Establish complicated estate plans, including GRATs, dynasty trusts, and charitable trusts to reduce transfer taxes and secure family legacies.
  • Assist multinational families to understand and minimize the tax and administrative implications of cross-border citizenship, residency, trusts and asset structures.
  • Represent trustees in court proceedings to modify or reform trust instruments, including retroactive reformations, to further the intent of the trust settlor.
  • Advise on structures intended to soften the impact of transfer tax on privately-held companies and to transition corporate management to future generations.
  • Establish charitable organizations and apply for tax-exempt status and private letter rulings.
  • Advise and assist exempt organizations on the tax implications of proposed structures and activities.
  • Provide charitable giving advice to individual and corporate clients.
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Boston Bar Association, 2013 to 2015, Co-Chair of Communications Committee, Tax Exempt Organizations Section; 2010 to 2012, Co-Chair of Public Policy Committee, Trusts and Estates Section
Awards and Recognition
Speaking Engagements
Press Releases
num: 11
publicationsArticles: “Ten Estate Planning Tips for Troubled Times,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
publicationsArticles: Co-author, “Stemming the Assault on Privileges,” New England In-House
publicationsArticles: “Copyrighting Medieval Literature,” The Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts
publicationsArticles: The Dramatic Liturgy of Anglo-Saxon England
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Welcomes Brad Bedingfield; Former IRS Tax Law Specialist Joins Firm in Boston
blogEntries: IRS Provides Limited Extension for Type III Supporting Organization Transition Rules
blogEntries: IRS Makes It Easier to Fix Auto-Revoked Tax-Exempt Status Retroactively
blogEntries: IRS Allows One-Time Estate Tax Portability Catch-Up Election
blogEntries: IRS Shakes Up Exempt Organization Division – Impacts Tax-Exempt Rulings
blogEntries: IRS Issues Final Regulations on Deducting Fiduciary Expenses
publicationsArticles: "Blame it on the ROO: Form 1023-EZ and Decline of EO Determinations," Tax Notes
September 2013
Goulston & Storrs Welcomes Brad Bedingfield; Former IRS Tax Law Specialist Joins Firm in Boston
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Publications & Mentions
July 2014
"Blame it on the ROO: Form 1023-EZ and Decline of EO Determinations," Tax Notes
April 2009
“Ten Estate Planning Tips for Troubled Times,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
July 2006
Co-author, “Stemming the Assault on Privileges,” New England In-House
2005
“Copyrighting Medieval Literature,” The Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts
July 2002
The Dramatic Liturgy of Anglo-Saxon England
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