Areas of Practice
Tax Representation & Litigation
Personal Tax Planning
Corporate Tax Planning
Since joining Felesky Flynn LLP and during his more than 9 years with the Department of Justice, James has appeared before the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and provincial superior courts in both Ontario and Alberta. He currently divides his time between personal and corporate tax planning, and dispute resolution which includes negotiations with the Canada Revenue Agency and Department of Justice at all stages of an Income Tax Act, GST, or Employment Insurance Act/Canada Pension Plan dispute.
Joined Felesky Flynn LLP, 2001
Called to the Alberta bar, 2000
Department of Justice (Canada), Tax Law Services section, 1992-2001
Called to the Ontario bar, 1991
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), University of Western Ontario, 1989
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm), University of Alberta, 1986
Memberships and Associations
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
Director, Edmonton Jazz Festival Society
Past Chair, CBA Tax Section Northern Alberta
Publications and Presentations
“There is More to the Family Farm than Meets the Eye,” 2014 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference, (Toronto: Canadian Tax Foundation, 2014), 5: 1-28.
“Privilege: A Practical Discussion in a Cross-Border Context,” Report of Proceedings of Fifty-Eighth Tax Conference, 2006 Tax Conference (Toronto: Canadian Tax Foundation, 2007), 23:1-37.
“The Voluntary Disclosure Program: Recent Developments,” 2006 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference, (Toronto: Canadian Tax Foundation, 2006), 2:1-24.
“What’s New in Case Law,” 2003 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference (Toronto: Canadian Tax Foundation, 2003), 1:1-91