Areas of Expertise
Succession Planning and Personal Tax
Crystal Taylor is a Partner with the Saskatoon office of Felesky Flynn LLP. Crystal received the award of the Best Lawyers in Canada©, Tax Law in 2014 and 2015 and was recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Estate & Personal Tax Planning also in 2014 and 2015. She was the member of the Executive Committee for STEP Saskatchewan Chapter, Program Chair in 2015 and 2016. She was a professor of Tax I, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan in 2013 - 2014. She has also acted as a member of the Program Committee for the Prairie Provinces Tax Conference in both 2010 and 2014. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Saskatoon Club. She is a frequent speaker, writer and presenter in the area of tax law.
Joined Felesky Flynn LLP, 2016
Admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar, 1999
Corporate Reorganization Course, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, 2014
Memberships and Associations
In-Depth Tax Course, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 2005
LL.B. (Great Distinction), University of Saskatchewan, 1998
B.Comm. (Great Distinction), University of Saskatchewan, 1997
Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Member, Canadian Association of Farm Advisors (CAFA)
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Saskatoon Women’s Network
Member, Estate Planning Council of Saskatoon
Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
Publications and Presentations
"Too Close For Comfort: Professional Responsibility in Tax Matters", CTF 67th Annual Tax Conference, (November 22, 2015); Workshop
STEP Saskatchewan Chapter Joint Seminar with Jeff Henkelman of MNP LLP on Farm Succession Planning, May 14, 2015
"Structural Challenges in Selling a Business", 2014 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference
Webinar on Farm Succession Planning for TD Wealth with Jeff Henkelman of MNP LLP, February 6, 2014.
"A Taxing Matter - legal counsel critical in succession planning". (Saskatoon Star Phoenix, February 23, 2013, and Regina LeaderPost, February 23, 2013).
"Legal Considerations with Respect to Owning U.S. Property" presentation at the CGA Saskatchewan Annual Meeting and Conference, October 17, 2012
Author of "Where have all the Business Trusts Gone?" It's Personal, Carswell Thomson, Reuters (September 2012).
Wills & Estates Seminar, Law Society of Saskatchewan. Tax Aspects of Trusts. Regina, April 17, 2012, and Saskatoon, April 18, 2012.
"Have a U.S. Property? The tax man cometh". (Saskatoon Star Phoenix, April 14, 2012, and Regina LeaderPost, April 14, 2012).
"Trust Residency: A Comprehensive Review", 2010 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference. This paper was nominated by Crystal's peers to be considered for the prestigious Douglas J. Sherbaniuk Distinguished writing award in 2010.
"Restrictive Covenants in Practice" 2008 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference.
"Bill C-33 - Part 2, Technical Amendments", 2007 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference.
"Purchase and Sale of a Business: The Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption", Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan (2007).
"The Rules are Changing: Advising Charitable and Not-for-Profit Organizations", Saskatchewan Legal Education Society Inc. (2006).
"Checklist of Tax-Preferred Employees Compensation", Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement (Federated Press, 2004).