People

Robert A. Neilson

Location

Edmonton, Alberta

Robert A. Neilson

Location

Edmonton, Alberta

Robert’s practice touches on most areas of tax, with an emphasis on representation and tax litigation. Recently, he has expanded his practice to wills and estates, focusing on mental competency, undue influence and trusts.

Beginning his law career with the Department of Justice, Robert possesses in-depth experience with CRA audits and disputes. Now, as a partner at Felesky Flynn, he has acted as lead counsel before the Tax Court of Canada, Federal Court of Canada and Federal Court of Appeal.

Born and raised in Edmonton, Robert obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Alberta in 2004. He then obtained his law degree from the University of Saskatchewan and practiced tax litigation with the Department of Justice in Edmonton beginning in 2008. Robert joined Felesky Flynn in 2014.

Credentials

  • Department of Justice (Canada), Tax Law Services Section, 2008-2014
  • Called to the Alberta Bar, 2008
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (with Distinction), University of Saskatchewan, 2007
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), (with Honours), University of Alberta, 2004

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

 

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, “Tax Dispute Resolution: A Primer”, Felesky Flynn LLP 2019 Tax Series (Grande Prairie), May 2019
  • Co-Presenter, “Tax Dispute Resolution: A Primer”, Canadian Bar Association: Business Law Subsection, February 2019
  • Co-Authored “Personal Services Businesses”, CBA Labour and Employment Section, October 2015
  • “Taxation of Aboriginals post-Bastien & Dubé: Where are we now?”, CBA Taxation Section, Edmonton Chapter, May 2014

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