Jeremy J. Herbert


Edmonton, Alberta

Jeremy J. Herbert


Edmonton, Alberta

Jeremy’s practice covers a broad spectrum of tax law, including tax planning, GST/HST matters, reorganizations and mergers. Jeremy has a particular interest in designing and implementing tax effective employee stock option plans for private corporations.

Jeremy graduated from the University of Alberta in 2004 with a combined LL.B/MBA degree, where he received a variety of academic awards. Prior to joining Felesky Flynn in 2007, he clerked at the Federal Court of Appeal and practiced law at a leading national firm in Calgary. Jeremy was managing partner for Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Toronto from 2015 – 2022.

From respected tax publications to vital regional conferences, Jeremy has contributed influential research and ideas to shape our industry. He is also recognized as a leading tax lawyer by The Best Lawyers in Canada™ and is ranked as a Leading Lawyer in Corporate Tax as well as Finance and M&A by Canadian Lexpert®.

Jeremy is also a sessional instructor at the University of Alberta, teaching the Intro to Taxation and Corporate Tax courses.

An avid golfer, biker and skier, Jeremy promotes healthy lifestyles as a board member with the YMCA of Northern Alberta.

2024 LEXPERT-ranked Lawyer


  • Governance Program for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, University of Alberta, 2017
  • In-Depth Tax Course (Parts I, II & III), CPA Canada
  • In-Depth GST/HST Course, CPA Canada
  • Called to the Saskatchewan Bar, 2015
  • Called to the Alberta Bar, 2006
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (with Distinction), University of Alberta, 2004
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Alberta, 2003
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm, Finance) (with Distinction), University of Calgary, 1998

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Vice-Chair of the Board, Chair of the Audit & Finance Committee – YMCA of Northern Alberta
  • Past President & Director, Sport Central Association
  • Past Chair, Tax Law Section (North), Canadian Bar Association


Publications & Presentations
  • “Trusts Holding Shares for Employees”, Canadian Tax Foundation (CTF) Annual Tax Conference, Co-Presenter, November 2023
  • “Tax Considerations When Issuing Shares to Employees,” ESOP Association Canada Conference, Co-Presenter, June 2022
  • “Equity Based Compensation for Private Corporations – A Review of Canadian and US Issues and Scenarios”, 2021 Western Canada Tax Conference, Co-presenter, September 2021
  • “ESOP Planning for Canadian Corporations – Tax Planning and the use of Trusts”, ESOP Association Canada Annual Conference, March 1 – 2, 2021
  • “Employee Compensation Planning – Equity Participation”, Cidel Conference, Provence 2019
  • “Alberta Agriculture Update for Professionals” – Co-presenter 2017 – 2019
  • “Taxation of Farming”, CTF Prairie Provinces Tax Conference, Co-presenter, May 2019
  • “Video Tax News Lunch and Learn Series 2016/2017 Edition – The Estate Freeze”
  • “Purchase and Sale of a Business – Selected Tax Topics”, CA Forum North Conference – Legal Education Society of Alberta (May 2013), Jasper (Nov. 19, 2012) and CBA Business Section North (Sept. 25, 2012)
  • “Succeeding in Farm Succession – 5 Issues to Discuss with your Professional Advisors” – February 1, 2012
  • “HST Harmonization Issues”, CBA Taxation Section North – February 10, 2011
  • CICA Commodity Tax Symposium West , “Current Cases” (March 2011 with Craig McDougall)
  • “Employee Stock Ownership in Private Corporations”, Canadian Tax Foundation, 2011 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference
  • “Receipt of Life Insurance Proceeds”, Tax for the Owner Manager, Volume 10, Number 1, January 2010
  • “Stop Loss Planning”, CBA Taxation Section North – February 25, 2009
  • “New Tax Laws Put The Squeeze On Non-Competition Payments”, The Lawyers Weekly, March 14, 2008

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