Ryan W. Antonello



Edmonton, Alberta

Problem solving, practicality, and business acumen: Ryan brings excellence to every tax law challenge. To him, there is nothing more rewarding than creating tangible value for clients. Ryan tackles a wide variety of the tax law spectrum and focuses his expertise in tax planning.

Prior to joining Felesky Flynn, Ryan practiced five years at a global accounting firm. Through his experiences as both a tax lawyer and a Chartered Accountant, Ryan is well versed in developing intricate solutions for all types of businesses and individuals.

Ryan lives a dynamic life to the fullest and is active in the community, sitting on multiple boards. When he is not out on the town, you can find him exploring the world, maintaining an active lifestyle, and spending time with his family. Ryan also speaks fluent Italian and is always looking for a good conversation.


  • Called to the Alberta Bar, 2019
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.), University of British Columbia, 2018
  • In-Depth Tax Course (Parts I, II & III), CPA Canada, 2016
  • Qualified as a Chartered Accountant, 2014
  • Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) (B.Comm), University of Alberta, 2011

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
  • Member, Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
Publications & Presentations
  • Presenter, “Amendments to GAAR”, Fazzari + Partners LLP Seminar – Vaughan, November 2023
  • Co-Presenter, “Tax Planning Update”, CPA Forum North Conference – Jasper, October 2023
  • Presenter, “Significant Changes to AMT,” Felesky Flynn LLP Saskatchewan Tax Forum – Saskatoon, September 2023
  • Co-Presenter, “Budget 2023 – Analysis of Proposed Changes”, Felesky Flynn Spring Tax Forum – Edmonton, May 2023
  • Co-Presenter, “Tax Planning with Bill C-208”, Fazzari + Partners LLP Seminar – Vaughan, January 2023
  • Co-Presenter, “Fall Economic Update – Impact on Current Tax Planning Opportunities”, Edmonton CPA Club, November 2022
  • Co-Instructor, “Corporate Restructuring – Application for Private Corporations”, CPA Saskatchewan, November 2022
  • Co-Presenter, “Tax Update”, Nexia Conference – Edmonton, October 2022
  • Co-Author/Co-Presenter, “Purchase and Sale of a Business,” 2022 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference, (Toronto: Canadian Tax Foundation, 2022)
  • Co-Author, “FAPI: SCC Confirms Investment Business Interpretation,” Canadian Tax Focus, vol. 12, no. 1 (Canadian Tax Foundation), February 2022
  • Co-Presenter, “Latest Tax Planning Options – Sale of a Business”, CPA Forum North Conference – Jasper, October 2021
  • Co-Presenter, “Current Cases”, CPA Forum North Conference – Jasper, October 2021
  • Co-Author, “The Continuing Saga of Bill C-208,” XVII(3) Corporate Structures and Groups (Thomson Reuters), 2021
  • Co-Author, “Vendor Held Harmless Where Property Sold to Tax-Motivated Arm’s-Length Buyer,” Canadian Tax Focus, vol. 11, no. 2 (Canadian Tax Foundation), May 2021
  • Co-Author, “Section 160 Not Applicable to Butterfly Reorganizations”, Tax for the Owner-Manager, Vol. 21, No. 2, p. 10, April 2021
  • Author, “Self-Help To Remedy Inventory Errors Creates Disaster”, Canadian Tax Focus, Vol. 11, No. 1, p. 5, February 2021
  • Co-Instructor, “Corporate Restructuring Application for Private Corporations”, CPA Saskatchewan, November 2020
  • Co-Presenter, “Review of Loss and Debt Planning”, Edmonton CPA Club, November 2020
  • Co-Presenter, “Accounting for Tax Reorganizations: Related Party Transactions”, Edmonton CPA Club, February 2020
  • Co-Author, “Joint Ventures in a Farming Context”, CPA Saskatchewan, November 2019
  • Co-Author, “Tax Accommodation Parties and Novel Applications of Section 160”, Federated Press Tax Litigation Journal, Vol. XXII, No. 3, October 2019
  • Co-Author, “Section 160 in a Butterfly Reorganization”, Canadian Tax Highlights, Vol. 27, No. 8, p. 2, August 2019

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