Sean Q. Butler CPA, CA

Vancouver, BC

Sean is a regular contributor to the Video Tax News publication, Canadian Tax Planner, as well as various webinar courses.

He recently worked as a Financial Controller for companies operating in destination resort development and renewable energy sectors. Previously, while working as an external auditor for a national CA firm, Sean gained experience in auditing large publicly listed companies as well as small entrepreneurial enterprises in various industries.

Donald N. Cherniawsky QC, FCPA, FCA

Felesky Flynn LLP, Edmonton, AB

Don’s practice focuses on tax planning for private corporate groups and family farm organizations. Don also has extensive litigation and tax dispute experience against the CRA in income tax, GST and customs matters. He has published numerous papers on corporate taxation, GST, estate planning and international tax matters.

Jeremy J. Herbert MBA, LL.B

Felesky Flynn LLP, Edmonton, AB

Jeremy’s practice covers a broad spectrum of taxation law matters including corporate and personal tax planning and GST/HST matters. Jeremy graduated from the University of Alberta in 2004 with a combined LL.B/MBA degree, receiving a number of awards including the Stikeman Elliott – Carswell National Tax Award and the ScotiaMcLeod Graduate Student Scholarship. Following graduation Jeremy completed a clerkship at the Federal Court of Appeal. Prior to joining Felesky Flynn in 2007, Jeremy was employed with a leading national law firm in Calgary.

Mitch LaBuick

Partner, Indirect Tax, BDO Canada, Edmonton, AB

Mitch has over 25 years’ experience with Indirect Tax. His experience ranges from the implementation of the GST while at the Canada Revenue Agency, the transitions to the harmonized sales tax (“HST”) and back to the provincial retail sales tax in British Columbia. In Ontario, his experience in public practice included the HST transition He also brings with him a diverse set of skills and expertise that include Provincial Retail Sales Taxes, Fuel Taxes, Carbon Tax, working with First Nation clients, not-for-profit sectors, as well as a non-residential insurance tax, excise taxes, and other provincial levies. 

Thomas B. Devaney FCPA, FCA

Editor Emeritus

Tom has practiced exclusively in the area of tax since 1974. During this time, he has consulted with accountants and lawyers on multiple tax matters. Currently, he is less involved on a day-to-day basis but he has enjoyed his decades of teaching, writing, researching, mentoring and participating in various committees.

Brody Thomson CPA, CA

One of Canada’s youngest and brightest small business and agriculture tax advisors, Brody is a founding and managing partner of Thomson Group Professional Corporation.  Since inception of the firm, Brody has provided consulting on over $2 billion dollars in business sales for small to mid-sized businesses and individuals.  The firm generally has over 100 tax consulting engagements occurring at any one time.