Derrick Hosanna

Derrick R. Hosanna

Calgary Office - Associate Work+1 (403) 260-3310

Areas of Practice

Personal Tax Planning
Corporate Tax Planning
Tax Dispute Resolution

Derrick practices in all areas of taxation law. He joined Felesky Flynn LLP in 2013 after completing his Juris Doctor at the University of Alberta. Prior to that, Derrick completed his Honours Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from Lakehead University.

Professional History

Admitted as a member of the Law Society of Alberta, 2014
Joined Felesky Flynn LLP, 2013

Educational History

Juris Doctor, University of Alberta, 2013 (Faculty of Law Undergraduate Scholarship, First Class Standing, Dean’s List, and F.R Matthews Excellence Scholarship in Law)
Bachelor of Commerce, Honors (First Class Standing), Lakehead University, 2010 (President’s Award, Dean’s List, 2008, 2009 & 2010)

Memberships and Associations

Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
Member, Canadian Petroleum Tax Society
Member, Law Society of Alberta
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Calgary Bar Association
Member, Executive Committee, Minerva Fundraising Foundation

Publications and Presentations

“Groscki: Scope for Director’s Liability Under Section 159”, Vol. 18, No. 2, Tax for the Owner-Manager, April 2018
“Drafting Wills and Trusts”, Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA) Seminar, March 2017
“Alternative Arguments on Appeal: Does Finance Get the Last Word?”, Vol. 16, No. 4, Tax for the Owner-Manager, October 2016
“A Primer on Trust Law and the Taxation of Trusts”, Canadian Tax Foundation, Calgary Young Practitioners Group and Canadian Bar Association (Alberta), Tax Specialists Group Presentation, April and May 2016
Co-Presented “Common Tax Issues for Corporate Lawyers” , Canadian Bar Association (Alberta), Tax Non-Specialists Group Presentation, October 2015
“Legal Invoices: Maintaining Privilege While Supporting Deductibility”, Vol. 15, No. 3, Tax for the Owner-Manager, July 2015
Co-authored “The Conditions for – and Scope of – Subsection 152(4.3) Consequential Reassessments,” XIX Tax Litigation (Federated Press), 2015
Co-Presented “Recent Cases of Interest” , Canadian Bar Association (Alberta), Tax Non-Specialists Group Presentation, April 2015
Co-Presented “Planning for Professionals – Mitigating the Personal Services Business Risk” , Canadian Bar Association (Alberta), Tax Specialists Group Presentation, September 2014
When Is a Loan to a Shareholder-Employee Made as a Result of Employment?”, Vol. 14, No. 1, Tax for the Owner-Manager, January 2014