Trent J. Blanchette


Calgary, Alberta

From corporate tax planning to tax litigation and dispute resolution, Trent has a broad tax law practice.

Prior to joining Felesky Flynn, he clerked for the judges of the Tax Court of Canada in Ottawa and articled at a national law firm in Vancouver.

Trent holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Calgary, Master of Public Administration from Queen’s University, and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History from the University of Guelph.

In law school, Trent competed in and won a variety of moots, served as an editor of the Alberta Law Review, founded the Calgary chapter of the Runnymede Society and volunteered with the Tax Court Assistance Project. He also won both the Chief Justice William McGillivray Mooting Shield and the Blackstone Debating Medal.


  • Called to the Alberta Bar, 2019
  • Clerked at the Tax Court of Canada, 2018-2019
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar, 2018
  • Juris Doctor (JD), University of Calgary, 2017
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA), Queen’s University, 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts, Honours (BA), University of Guelph, 2011

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member, Canadian Petroleum Tax Society
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Executive Committee, Canadian Bar Association, Taxation (Non-Specialists) Section
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association

Publications and News

  • “Tax Issues in Shareholder Agreements”, Canadian Bar Association (Alberta), Taxation Non-Specialists Group Presentation, September 5, 2019
  • “Budget 2017: The Elimination of the Section 34 Election for Work in Progress and Its Impact on Death”, Personal Tax and Estate Planning, Vol. VI, No. 1, January 1, 2017

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