Areas of Practice
Corporate Tax Planning
Farm Taxation, Family Farm Reorganization & Tax Planning
Corporate & Partnership Formation
Personal Tax Planning
Non-Profit and Charitable Organizations
Darryl’s area of focus is businesses and their owners—whether that is a family-owned business, a professional corporation, a partnership, a farming operation, or any other enterprise. Darryl’s practice includes advising clients on tax issues and opportunities throughout the lifecycle of a business; he advises in variety of areas including internal reorganizations, purchases and sales, succession planning, and estate planning.
Darryl’s interest in tax began while studying at the University of Manitoba, where he was recognized for his aptitude for tax law having received the ICH Wealth and Succession Prize and the Cecil Black Memorial Prize. Darryl has continued to pursue his interest in tax law since beginning practice in 2010. He has authored papers and presented for several organizations including the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Canadian Bar Association Tax Law Section (Alberta, North) and the Legal Education Society of Alberta.
Darryl enjoys a challenge. As such, being a relatively short guy who cannot jump, Darryl likes to spend his free time playing basketball… well, at least between injuries he does.
Joined Felesky Flynn LLP, 2018
Private Law Practice (Tax-Focussed), 2010-2018
Called to the Alberta bar, 2013
Called to the Manitoba bar, 2010 (currently inactive status)
Bachelor of Laws (LL. B), University of Manitoba, 2009
Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP), 2018
Certified Financial Planner Professional (CFP), 2018
In Depth Tax Course (Levels I, II & III), CPA Canada, 2014
Memberships and Associations
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
Steering Committee Member, Canadian Tax Foundation Young Practitioners Group (Edmonton)
Member, Canadian Bar Association Tax Law Section (Alberta, North)
Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
Past Chair, Canadian Tax Foundation Young Practitioners Group (Winnipeg)
Past Contributing Editor (Winnipeg), Canadian Tax Focus
Publications and Presentations
“An Owner-Manager Remuneration Perspective on Individual Pension Plans and Retirement Compensation Arrangements”, Canadian Tax Foundation Prairie Provinces Tax Conference (Saskatoon, SK), May 2018.
“A Comprehensive Review of Recent Section 55 Changes”, Canadian Tax Foundation 69th Annual Tax Conference (Toronto, ON), November 2017.
Lecturer/Instructor, CPA Canada Professional Development Courses: “Section 55: How Safe are Your Dividends?” (November 2018), “Tax Issues in Shutting Down a Corporation” (January 2017), “Tax Issues in Starting a Business” (January 2017), “Advanced Estate Planning for Business Owners” (October 2014; Co-Lecturer/Instructor).
“Poulin and Turgeon: Canada’s Tax Court Takes On The Arm’s-Length Standard”, TaxNotes International (Vol. 84, No. 7), November 2016 (Co-Author).
“Share Structure; Corporate Drafting Seminar”, Legal Education Society of Alberta (Edmonton and Calgary, AB), December 2015.
“Advisors and Lawyers; Value-Add Propositions”, The Co-operators; Yellowhead North District Annual Advisor Workshop, June 2015.
“Estate Planning for Farmers; Tax Planning and Using Insurance”, The Co-operators; Yellowhead North District Annual Advisor Workshop, January 2015.
“Changes to Trust and Estate Taxation”, Canadian Tax Foundation Your Practitioners Group (Edmonton), December 2014 (Co-Presenter).
“Current Case Update”, Canadian Bar Association Tax Law Section (Alberta, North), April 2014.
“Interest on a Loan Used To Buy Common Shares May Not Be Deductible”, Canadian Tax Focus (Vol. 3, No. 2), May 2013.
“Disclosing Information to the CRA About Unnamed Non-Target Persons”, Canadian Tax Focus (Vol. 3. No. 1), February 2013.
“Current Case Update”, Canadian Tax Foundation Young Practitioner Group (Winnipeg), October 2012 (Panel Member).