Saskatoon Tax Lawyer Crystal Taylor

Crystal Taylor, TEP

Saskatoon Office – Partner Work+1 (306) 986-2485

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Tax Planning
Estate Planning
Personal Tax Planning
Farm Taxation, Family Farm Reorganizations & Tax Planning

Crystal Taylor is a Partner with the Saskatoon office of Felesky Flynn LLP. Crystal practises in all areas of personal and corporate tax with a focus on owner-managed business and succession planning. Crystal has received the award of the Best Lawyers in Canada©, Tax Law and has been recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Estate & Personal Tax Planning.

Crystal is a member of the Executive Committee for STEP Saskatchewan Chapter, Deputy Chair (2017) and Program Chair (2015 and 2016). She was awarded Volunteer of the Year for 2015, STEP Saskatchewan Chapter.

Crystal was a professor of Tax I, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan in 2013 – 2014. She has also acted as a member of the Program Committee for the Prairie Provinces Tax Conference in 2010, 2014 and 2018. Crystal is also on the Board of Directors of the Saskatoon Club. She is a frequent speaker, writer and presenter in the area of tax law.

Professional History

Joined Felesky Flynn LLP, 2016
Called to the Saskatchewan Bar, 1999

Educational History

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) (with great distinction), University of Saskatchewan, 1998
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.) (with great distinction), University of Saskatchewan, 1997
CICA Corporate Reorganization Course
CICA In-Depth Tax Course (Parts I, II and III)

Memberships and Associations

Member, Canadian Association of Farm Advisors (CAFA)
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
Member, Estate Planning Council of Saskatoon
Member, Saskatoon Women’s Network
Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Publications and Presentations

H. Michael Dolson and Crystal L. Taylor, “Passive Investment Income: Past and Future,” 2018 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference, (Toronto: Canadian Tax Foundation, 2018)
Crystal L. Taylor and Stephen A. Miazga, “Current Developments in Tax”, 2018 CPA Saskatchewan Tax Forum
Co-presenter “Taxation of Private Corporations: Proposed Amendments”, CPA Saskatchewan Forum, September 2017
“Professional Responsibility in Tax Matters”, CTF 68th Annual Tax Conference, November 2016; Workshop
“Unanimous Shareholder Agreement for the Farm.” Presented at CAFA Farm Succession Update, November 2016, Saskatoon
Coauthor of “Lumpy Creditor – Protection Dividends and Subsection 55(2)”, Tax for the Owner-Manager, Volume 16, Number 3, July 2016, Canadian Tax Foundation
“Farm Business Structures”, CAFA For Professional Development, March 2016, Saskatoon
“Too Close For Comfort: Professional Responsibility in Tax Matters”, CTF 67th Annual Tax Conference, (November 22, 2015); Workshop
STEP Saskatchewan Chapter Joint Seminar with Jeff Henkelman of MNP LLP on Farm Succession Planning, May 2015
“Structural Challenges in Selling a Business”, 2014 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference
Webinar on Farm Succession Planning for TD Wealth with Jeff Henkelman of MNP LLP, February 2014.
“A Taxing Matter – legal counsel critical in succession planning”. (Saskatoon Star Phoenix, February 2013, and Regina LeaderPost, February 2013).
“Legal Considerations with Respect to Owning U.S. Property” presentation at the CGA Saskatchewan Annual Meeting and Conference, October 2012
Author of “Where have all the Business Trusts Gone?” It’s Personal, Carswell Thomson, Reuters (September 2012).
Wills & Estates Seminar, Law Society of Saskatchewan. Tax Aspects of Trusts. Regina, April 2012, and Saskatoon, April 2012.
“Have a U.S. Property? The tax man cometh”. (Saskatoon Star Phoenix, April 2012, and Regina LeaderPost, April 2012).
“Trust Residency: A Comprehensive Review”, 2010 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference. This paper was nominated by Crystal’s peers to be considered for the prestigious Douglas J. Sherbaniuk Distinguished writing award in 2010.
“Restrictive Covenants in Practice” 2008 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference.
“Bill C-33 – Part 2, Technical Amendments”, 2007 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference.
“Purchase and Sale of a Business: The Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption”, Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan (2007).
“The Rules are Changing: Advising Charitable and Not-for-Profit Organizations”, Saskatchewan Legal Education Society Inc. (2006).
“Checklist of Tax-Preferred Employees Compensation”, Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement (Federated Press, 2004).


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