Edmonton Tax Lawyer S. Dane ZoBell

S. Dane ZoBell

Edmonton Office - Partner Work+1 (780) 643-3076

Areas of Practice

Estate Planning
Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney & Personal Directives
Estate Administration
Contested Estate Matters
Farm Taxation, Family Farm Reorganizations & Tax Planning
Corporate Tax Planning
Personal Tax Planning

Dane’s practice covers a broad spectrum of taxation law matters including corporate and personal tax planning and all forms of estate planning, estate administration and contested estate matters. Dane received his Bachelor of Arts Degree (with great distinction) from the University of Lethbridge in 2005. In 2008, Dane graduated with distinction from the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta. Prior to joining Felesky Flynn in 2011, Dane was employed by a major Alberta-based firm in Edmonton where he practiced in the areas of employment law and general litigation.

Dane enjoys spending time with his family, riding motorcycles and kiteboarding.

Professional History

Joined Felesky Flynn LLP, 2011
Called to the Alberta bar, 2009

Educational History

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (with distinction), University of Alberta, 2008
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (with great distinction), University of Lethbridge, 2005

Memberships and Associations

Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
Member, Estate Planning Council of Edmonton
Past Chair, Student Section (North), Canadian Bar Association (Alberta)
Edmonton Estate Planning Council – Director
Canadian Bar Association, Wills and Estates North Section – Director

Publications and Presentations

“Nuances in Farm Rollover Rules”, Canadian Tax Focus, vol. 7, no. 2 (Canadian Tax Foundation), May 2017
Co-authored “Helping your client navigate the choppy waters of estate planning and administration”, CPA Forum North, and CPA Forum South, October 21 & 23, 2016
Co-Authored “Residence, Citizenship and Liability for Tax: US and Canadian Rules”, Canada Tax Foundation – Young Practitioners, June 7, 2016
“Legislate First – Fix it Later – An update on spousal trusts and charitable donations”, CBA – Wills, Estates & Trusts Section, March 8, 2016
“Tax Considerations when Drafting Your First Will”, LESA Seminar – Drafting Your First Will, November 2015
“Bill C-43 & Graduated Rate Estates”, CPA Forum North 2015 – Jasper Park Lodge, November 2015
Co-Authored “Personal Services Businesses”, Canada Bar Association – Labour and Employment Section, October 2015
“Federal Budget 2015: Proposed Amendments to Section 55(2)”, Canada Bar Association – Tax Section, September 2015
Co-Authored “Personal Services Businesses”, CBA Labour and Employment Section, October 2015
“Bill C-43 & Graduated Rate Estates”, 2nd Annual Public Practitioners’ & Technicians Meeting, June 2015
“Bill C-43 & Graduated Rate Estates: Some Problems and Potential Solutions”, Edmonton Public Practitioners’ & Technicians Meeting, June 2015
Co-Authored “The Personal Services Business”, Canada Tax Foundation – Young Practitioners, February 2015
“PSB – Update and Risk Management”, Edmonton CA Club, February 2014
“Personal Services Business”, Canada Bar Association – Tax Section, October 2013