Rob Neilson

Robert A. Neilson

Edmonton Office - Partner Work+1 (780) 643-3066

Areas of Practice

Tax Representation & Litigation
Contested Estate Matters

Robert’s practice touches on most areas of taxation with an emphasis on representation and tax litigation. Robert has been lead counsel in tax matters litigated before the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal. Robert also has experience dealing with and resolving disputes between taxpayers and the Canada Revenue Agency at both the audit and objection stages.

In recent years, Robert’s practice has grown to embrace litigation touching on all aspects of contested estate matters, including wills, mental competency, undue influence and equitable remedies such as constructive trusts.

Robert was born and raised in Edmonton, and he obtained his B.A. (Hon.) from the University of Alberta in 2004. Thereafter, Robert obtained his law degree from the University of Saskatchewan and practiced tax litigation with the Department of Justice in Edmonton beginning in 2008. Robert joined Felesky Flynn LLP in 2014.

Robert enjoys spending most of his spare time with his spouse and two young children hiking, skiing or otherwise being outdoors.

Professional History

Joined Felesky Flynn LLP, 2014
Department of Justice (Canada), Tax Law Services Section, 2008-2014
Called to the Alberta Bar, 2008

Educational History

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (with distinction), University of Saskatchewan, 2007
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), (with honours), University of Alberta, 2004

Memberships and Associations

Member, Canadian Bar Association

Publications and Presentations

Co-Authored “Personal Services Businesses”, CBA Labour and Employment Section, October 2015
“Taxation of Aboriginals post-Bastien & Dubé: Where are we now?”, CBA Taxation Section, Edmonton Chapter, May 2014