Trent J. Blanchette


Calgary, Alberta

Trent has a broad tax law practice that includes corporate tax planning and tax litigation & dispute resolution.

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

In law school, Trent won both the Chief Justice William McGillivray Mooting Shield and the Blackstone Debating Medal. He 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.


  • Called to the Alberta Bar, 2019
  • Clerked at the Tax Court of Canada, 2018-2019
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar, 2018
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.), University of Calgary, 2017
  • Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.), Queen’s University, 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts, Honours (B.A.), 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, Calgary Bar Association
  • Member, Executive Committee, Taxation (Non-Specialists) Section, Alberta Branch, Canadian 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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