People

Brett Anderson

Contact Info

Co-managing Partner

+1 (403) 260-5637

banderson@felesky.com

Location

Calgary, Alberta

With extensive tax law experience, Brett specializes in corporate tax planning, focusing on public reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions, international tax and dispute resolution.

Brett is ranked as a Canadian Lexpert® leading lawyer, shaping tax and business strategies as one of our co-managing partners in Calgary. He is also recognized as a leading tax lawyer by Best Lawyers in Canada.

Holding his Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws degrees, he brings deep technical knowledge and problem-solving skills, allowing him to achieve the best results for his clients. He also gives back to the community as a board member for Pro Bono Law Alberta.

Brett shares his tax law knowledge and expertise both as a sessional instructor at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law and as a speaker at a variety of tax conferences, seminars and industry association meetings.

Credentials

  • Called to the Alberta Bar, 2004
  • Law Clerk to the Honourable Justice John C. Major at the Supreme Court of Canada, 2003-2004
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (with Distinction), University of Calgary, 2003
  • Awarded the William A. McGillivray Gold Medal in Law
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc), University of Calgary, 1998

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Board Member, Pro Bono Law Alberta (former Vice-chair)
  • Former Board Chair, Children’s Legal & Educational Resource Centre (CLERC)
  • Past Chair, Taxation Non-Specialists Sub-Section, Alberta Branch, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Petroleum Tax Society
  • Member of Counsel, International Fiscal Association, Canadian Branch
  • Member of Canadian Tax Foundation

Publications and Presentations

  • Co-Authored, Overview of Canadian Fiscal and Tax Administrative Measures in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Bulletin for International Taxation, Vol. 74, No. 8, July 2020
  • Co-Presenter, “Review and Update on the Canadian Transfer Pricing Regime and Emerging Global Issues”, FF Tax Series, October 2019
  • Co-Presenter, “Review and Update International Outbound Taxation”, FF Tax Series, May 2019
  • Canadian Tax Foundation, Annual Conference “Mobility and Executive Compensation”, 2019
  • Canadian Tax Foundation, Annual Conference Practitioner’s Forum, 2016
  • Canadian Tax Foundation, Annual Conference “Practical Implementation Issues Arising from the Foreign Affiliate Dumping Rules”, 2014
  • International Fiscal Association, 2014 Joint Canada – USA International Tax Seminar, “Recent U.S. and Canadian Cases Dealing with International Tax Matters”, May 2014
  • Canadian Bar Association, Tax Specialists, “Hot Topics in International Tax”, January 2014
  • Step Canada, Annual Conference, “Aggressive Tax Reporting”, 2013
  • Tax Executives’ Institute, “Current Cases”, 2013
  • Canadian Tax Foundation – Annual Conference “The Taxation of Employee Compensation”, 2013
  • Sessional Professor of Tax Law, Faculty of Law, the University of Calgary, 2009 to 2012
  • Canadian Tax Foundation – Annual Conference “The Taxation of Employee Compensation”, 2012
  • Canadian Petroleum Tax Society – Fall Lecture Series “Limits on Deferral Partnerships”, 2011
  • Canadian Tax Highlights, “Partnership Income Deferral Limited”, 2011
  • Canadian Petroleum Tax Society, Annual Conference, “Executive Compensation: Issues in a Falling Market”, 2009
  • Tax for the Owner Manager, “Lipson: Certainty and Predictability or Certainly Unpredictable”, 2009
  • 26th Annual C.A. Small Practitioners Forum, Banff, Alberta, “Selected 2009 Tax Cases”, 2009
  • 25th Annual C.A. Small Practitioners Forum, Banff, Alberta, “Income Tax Update”, 2008
  • Canadian Tax Foundation Prairie Provinces Tax Conference, “An Introduction to Outbound Investment”, 2008
  • Canadian Bar Association, Tax Non-Specialists, “Taxation of Partnerships”, 2007
    24th Annual C.A. Small Practitioners Forum, Banff, Alberta, “Recent Tax Cases”, 2007
  • Canadian Petroleum Tax Society – Fall Lecture Series, “Dissolution of a Partnership”, 2006
  • Sessional Professor of Trust Law, Faculty of Law, the University of Calgary, 2006 and 2007

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