K. John Fuller, CPA, CA , TEP, FEA

Edmonton Office - Partner Work+1 (780) 643-3075

Areas of Practice

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

John practices in all areas of taxation with an emphasis on tax and estate planning for private corporate groups and family farm organizations, and purchase and sales of businesses. John has given numerous presentations on tax issues at a number of local and national forums, including the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Legal Education Society of Alberta and CPA Alberta.

John is a FAMILY ENTERPRISE ADVISOR certificant and is on the board of CPA Alberta. John is also on the board of the Edmonton CPA Club and is a regular presenter at its annual CPA Forum North Conference held in Jasper.

John grew up in Calgary, received his CPA, CA designation in 1995 and articled at an international accounting firm. In 1995, John moved to Grande Prairie, Alberta where John practiced tax planning as a tax accountant for 10 years advising clients in northern Alberta and BC. In 2005, John moved to Edmonton to attend law school at the University of Alberta and joined Felesky Flynn LLP in 2008.

John enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 children, is a minor hockey coach, an avid kiteboarder, road biker, golfer and skier, and in the past was a private bush pilot.

Professional History

FAMILY ENTERPRISE ADVISOR certificant, 2017
STEP Canada, 2016
Called to Alberta bar, 2009
Joined Felesky Flynn LLP, 2008
Independent Tax Consulting Practice, 1998-2008
Chartered Accountant, 1995

Educational History

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (with distinction), University of Alberta, 2008
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm), University of Calgary, 1991

Memberships and Associations

Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
Member, Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta
Member, Chartered Professional Accountants of Saskatchewan
Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Member, Family Enterprise Xchange (FEX)
Director, Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta
Director, Edmonton CPA Club

Publications and Presentations

“Current Tax Planning” for the CPA Forum North Conference – Jasper – October, 2018
“A Review of Current Tax Cases” for the CPA Forum North Conference – Jasper – October, 2018
“A Review of Current Tax Cases” for the CPA Small Practitioners’ Forum Conference – Banff – October, 2018
“Panel Member, Family Enterprise Transition Workshop” – Family Enterprise Xchange – Edmonton, June, 2018
“The Potential Impact of the July 18, 2017 Proposed Tax Changes” for the CPA Forum North Conference – Jasper – October, 2017
“A Review of Current Tax Cases” for the CPA Forum North Conference – Jasper – October, 2017
“A Review of Current Tax Cases” for the CPA Small Practitioners’ Forum Conference – Banff – October, 2017 “Are Trusts Under Threat of Becoming an Endangered Tax and Estate Planning Tool?” – Cidel Provence Conference – France, September, 2017
“The Potential Impact of the July 18, 2017 Proposed Tax Changes” for the Edmonton CPA Club – Edmonton; and for the Grande Prairie CPA Club – Grande Prairie, September, 2017
“Alberta Tax Rate Increase = Alberta Tax Revenue Increase?” for the Edmonton Chapter of CPAs – Edmonton – November, 2016
“A Review of Current Tax Cases and Current Tax Planning” for the CPA Forum North Conference – Jasper – October, 2016
“A Review of Current Tax Cases” for the CPA Small Practitioners’ Forum Conference – Banff – October, 2016
“Current Income Tax Planning in Alberta” for the CPA Forum North Conference – Jasper – November, 2015
“A Review of Current Tax Cases” for the CPA Small Practitioners’ Forum Conference – Banff – November, 2015
“Things you need to do before Alberta rates go up” for the Entrepreneurial Chartered Professional Accountants of Calgary – Calgary – November, 2015
“2015 Federal Budget & NDP Proposed Changes” for the 2nd Annual Public Practitioners’ & Technicians Meeting, June, 2015
“A Review of Current Tax Cases” for the CA Small Practitioners’ Forum Conference – Banff; and for the CA Forum North Conference – Jasper – November, 2014
“A Review of Current Tax Cases” for the CA Small Practitioners’ Forum Conference – Banff; and for the CA Forum North Conference – Jasper – November, 2013
“Current Cases” at the 2013 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference – May 31, 2013
“Current Cases” for the Edmonton Tax Discussion Group – January, 2013
“Current Cases” for the Tax Executive Community of Interest (COI) – December, 2012
“A Review of Current Cases” for the CA Small Practitioners’ Forum Conference – Banff; and for the CA Forum North Conference – Jasper – November, 2012
“A Review of Current Cases” for the CA Small Practitioners’ Forum Conference – Banff – November, 2011; and for the CA Forum North Conference – Jasper; and for the Tax Lawyers and Accountants Discussion Group – January, 2012
“Refresher and Update on the Restrictive Covenant Rules” for the CBA Taxation Section – Edmonton and Regina Chapters – September/October, 2010; and for the Entrepreneurial Chartered Accountants of Edmonton Society – December, 2010
“The Amended Restrictive Covenant Rules: There’s No Competing with Finance on Legislative Complexity” for the Canadian Tax Foundation – Volume 10, Number 4, 2010 – “Tax for the Owner-Manager”
“Accounting for Corporate Reorganizations” at the CGA Alberta 2010 Annual Conference – June 17, 2010
“Current Cases” at the 2010 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference – May 31, 2010
“Tax, Estate & Succession Planning” at the 2009 Farm & Ranch Law Institute Conference – Legal Education Society of Alberta
“Accounting Basics and Related Matters for Tax Deferred Transactions” for the Canadian Bar Association – Northern Taxation Section – 2009
“Interest, Penalties and Fairness” for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta – Professional Development Course – 2009 & 2010