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Crystal Taylor

TEP

Contact Info

Partner

+1 (306) 986-2485

ctaylor@felesky.com

Location

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Crystal Taylor

TEP

Contact Info

Partner

+1 (306) 986-2485

ctaylor@felesky.com

Location

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Crystal is a partner at the Felesky Flynn Saskatoon office. She practices in all areas of personal and corporate tax, with a focus on business and succession planning.

Honoured by the Best Lawyers in Canada and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, she has built an esteemed career in tax law.

Crystal harnesses her wealth of tax law expertise to allow her clients’ businesses to prosper. She offers legal advice that always aligns on a strategic level.

An accomplished speaker and writer, she has held positions as a professor at the University of Saskatchewan, member of the Royal University Planned Advisory Committee and committee member for the Prairie Provinces Tax Conference.

Recognized as Volunteer of the Year at Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Crystal is the current Chair for the STEP Saskatchewan Chapter Executive Committee, a member of the STEP Tax Technical Committee and the President of the Saskatoon Club.

Credentials

  • Corporate Reorganization Course, CPA Canada
  • In-Depth Tax Course (Parts I, II & III), CPA Canada
  • Called to Alberta Bar, 2018
  • Called to the Saskatchewan Bar, 1999
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (with Great Distinction), University of Saskatchewan, 1998
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm) (with Great Distinction), University of Saskatchewan, 1997

 

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Association of Farm Advisors (CAFA)
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member, Estate Planning Council of Saskatoon
  • Member, Saskatoon Women’s Network
  • Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Publications & Presentations

  • Crystal L. Taylor and Robert A. Neilson, “Case Law Update,” 2019 CPA Saskatchewan Tax Forum (Regina: Chartered Professional Accountants, 2019).
  • H. Michael Dolson and Crystal L. Taylor, “Passive Investment Income: Past and Future,” 2018 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference, (Toronto: Canadian Tax Foundation, 2018)
  • Crystal L. Taylor and Stephen A. Miazga, “Current Developments in Tax”, 2018 CPA Saskatchewan Tax Forum
  • Co-presenter “Taxation of Private Corporations: Proposed Amendments”, CPA Saskatchewan Forum, September 2017
  • “Professional Responsibility in Tax Matters”, CTF 68th Annual Tax Conference, November 2016; Workshop
  • “Unanimous Shareholder Agreement for the Farm.” Presented at CAFA Farm Succession Update, November 2016, Saskatoon
  • Coauthor of “Lumpy Creditor – Protection Dividends and Subsection 55(2)”, Tax for the Owner-Manager, Volume 16, Number 3, July 2016, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • “Farm Business Structures”, CAFA For Professional Development, March 2016, Saskatoon
  • “Too Close For Comfort: Professional Responsibility in Tax Matters”, CTF 67th Annual Tax Conference, (November 22, 2015); Workshop
  • STEP Saskatchewan Chapter Joint Seminar with Jeff Henkelman of MNP LLP on Farm Succession Planning, May 2015
  • “Structural Challenges in Selling a Business”, 2014 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference
  • Webinar on Farm Succession Planning for TD Wealth with Jeff Henkelman of MNP LLP, February 2014.
  • “A Taxing Matter – legal counsel critical in succession planning”. (Saskatoon Star Phoenix, February 2013, and Regina LeaderPost, February 2013).
  • “Legal Considerations with Respect to Owning U.S. Property” presentation at the CGA
  • Saskatchewan Annual Meeting and Conference, October 2012
  • Author of “Where have all the Business Trusts Gone?” It’s Personal, Carswell Thomson, Reuters (September 2012).
  • Wills & Estates Seminar, Law Society of Saskatchewan. Tax Aspects of Trusts. Regina, April 2012, and Saskatoon, April 2012.
  • “Have a U.S. Property? The tax man cometh”. (Saskatoon Star Phoenix, April 2012, and Regina LeaderPost, April 2012).
  • “Trust Residency: A Comprehensive Review”, 2010 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference. This paper was nominated by Crystal’s peers to be considered for the prestigious Douglas J. Sherbaniuk Distinguished writing award in 2010.
  • “Restrictive Covenants in Practice” 2008 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference.
  • “Bill C-33 – Part 2, Technical Amendments”, 2007 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference.
  • “Purchase and Sale of a Business: The Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption”, Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan (2007).
  • “The Rules are Changing: Advising Charitable and Not-for-Profit Organizations”, Saskatchewan Legal Education Society Inc. (2006).
  • “Checklist of Tax-Preferred Employees Compensation”, Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement (Federated Press, 2004).

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