People

James C. Yaskowich

Location

Edmonton, Alberta

James has been a member of Felesky Flynn since 2001.

He divides his time between tax planning and dispute resolution, including audit support, representation before the appeals division of the Canada Revenue Agency and advocacy before the courts.

James has appeared before the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and provincial superior courts in both Ontario and Alberta as counsel for both individuals and corporations.

Previously, during his nine years spent at the Department of Justice, James appeared as counsel for the Canada Revenue Agency and developed a unique insight into the practices of both the CRA and the Department of Justice.

Outside the office, James plays trombone in a local rock/blues band. He satisfies his love of music and his support for that community as a director for the Edmonton Jazz Festival Society.

Credentials

  • Counsel
  • Called to the Alberta Bar, 2000
  • Department of Justice (Canada), Tax Law Services section, 1992-2001
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1991
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), University of Western Ontario, 1989
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm), University of Alberta, 1986

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Director, Edmonton Jazz Festival Society
  • Past Chair, CBA Tax Section Northern Alberta

Publications & Presentations

  • “There is More to the Family Farm than Meets the Eye,” 2014 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference, (Toronto: Canadian Tax Foundation, 2014), 5: 1-28.
  • “Privilege: A Practical Discussion in a Cross-Border Context,” Report of Proceedings of Fifty-Eighth Tax Conference, 2006 Tax Conference (Toronto: Canadian Tax Foundation, 2007), 23:1-37.
  • “The Voluntary Disclosure Program: Recent Developments,” 2006 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference, (Toronto: Canadian Tax Foundation, 2006), 2:1-24.
  • “What’s New in Case Law,” 2003 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference (Toronto: Canadian Tax Foundation, 2003), 1:1-91

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