Taylor Perodeau Bechel

Associate

Denver
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Overview

Taylor Perodeau Bechel performs estate and tax planning for high-net-worth individuals, in addition to estate administration, charitable planning and tax controversy work. A compassionate and detail-oriented advocate for clients, Taylor understands the need to be discreet and personal when working with individuals and families in order to develop efficient and tailored tax plans.

Taylor is co-author of Chapter 42 of the Colorado Estate Planning Handbook on the Special Valuation Rules of Sections 2701-2704 of the Internal Revenue Code.

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  • Drafted and implemented sophisticated tax-saving strategies and estate plans for high-net-worth individuals, including irrevocable life insurance trusts, grantor-retained annuity trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, generation-skipping dynasty trusts, family LLC agreements, intentionally defective grantor trusts and charitable remainder trusts. 
  • Administered large and complex estates in various jurisdictions.
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Experience

  • Drafted and implemented sophisticated tax-saving strategies and estate plans for high-net-worth individuals, including irrevocable life insurance trusts, grantor-retained annuity trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, generation-skipping dynasty trusts, family LLC agreements, intentionally defective grantor trusts and charitable remainder trusts. 
  • Administered large and complex estates in various jurisdictions.
  • Researched and drafted submissions to the IRS for various tax controversies, including a $25 million federal estate tax audit and a private letter ruling request for a late QTIP election.
  • Prepared federal and state estate and gift tax returns.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
    • Taxation Section
    • Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Rocky Mountain Estate Planning Council

Pro Bono

  • Volunteered with the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to prepare income tax returns for low-income individuals.
  • Prepared wills through Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE). 

Prior Positions

  • Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel: Extern (2012)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Colorado
  • Florida [Inactive]

Education

  • LL.M., Taxation and Certificate in Estate Planning, Georgetown University Law Center, 2012, with distinction
  • J.D., University of Colorado Law School, 2011
  • B.A., Florida State University, 2008, summa cum laude