Brent focuses his practice on business and personal tax planning, leading projects for restructuring, split-ups, acquisitions, asset divestitures and financings.
He represents clients in tax disputes, representing clients before the Canada Revenue Agency, Department of Justice and Department of Finance. From the Alberta Government to the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Brent has worked with a variety of government, industry and volunteer organizations to improve tax laws.
For the past 30 years, Brent has shaped strategic solutions for public and private corporations. He has been instrumental to Felesky Flynn, progressing from partner in 1989 to joint managing partner in 2002.
Brent was appointed King’s Counsel in 2000, while also garnering national recognition in publications like The Best Lawyers in Canada™, the Canadian Lexpert®, Lexpert/ALM, Martindale-Hubbell and Chambers. Brent is recognized as a leading tax lawyer by The Best Lawyers in Canada™.
He has authored papers and taught seminars for numerous groups, including the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Canadian Bar Association and many more.
Brent has served as a Governor for the Canadian Tax Foundation (2005 to 2008 and 2014 to 2020), Chair of the CTF Executive Committee in 2016 and Chair of the CTF Board of Governors in 2017, and in 2021, he received the Lifetime Achievement Contribution Award from the Canadian Tax Foundation. He has also taught accounting as a sessional lecturer at the University of Alberta.