Brad J. Pierce

Senior Counsel


Brad’s practice encompasses a range of corporate, commercial and regulatory matters, including private equity and venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, international transactions, infrastructure and resort development, and regulatory and environmental compliance.

He also has unique expertise with respect to the structuring and financing of commercial enterprises on Federal and First Nation lands.

Brad represents leading institutional, private equity and venture capital firms with respect to investments in funds and emerging companies involved in the development of new technologies mostly in Western Canada.

He also represents a number of the funds and companies themselves, helping them successfully finance and grow their respective businesses.

Brad has assisted domestic and foreign buyers and sellers with respect to the corporate acquisition and disposition of significant assets.

He has also worked with businesses in the power and power management, engineering and procurement, oil and gas services, and infrastructure and resort development industries in Canada, the United States and Europe.


  • Two large publicly listed energy infrastructure companies with respect their joint acquisition and development of Canada’s largest wind farm project.
  • An Alberta based fund of funds with respect to its limited partnership investment in several venture funds, representing over $1 billion in new fund creation.
  • Two new Alberta venture funds providing seed capital investment to start up technology companies assisting with its formation, and relative to investments.
  • Two leading Canadian private equity and mezzanine debt firms relative to investments, refinancing and dispositions of Canadian SMEs in a variety of industries and provinces.
  • Two of the world’s largest venture capital funds as local agent with respect to the limited partnership investment in the funds by two of the largest Canadian institutional investors.
  • A global EPC firm, on the successful acquisition and disposition of several Alberta-based engineering and energy infrastructure companies.
  • A renewable power developer on the acquisition and refurbishment, project financing, and disposition of two bio mass power facilities in Southern Alberta.
  • A private Alberta company with respect to the acquisition, financing and disposition of several natural gas storage developments and trading assets, including a 45 Bcf-proposed natural gas storage facility.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta, 1984 to present
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, 1984 to present
  • Member, Canadian Venture Capital Association, 1992 to present
  • Director and Secretary, Venture Capital Association of Alberta, 1994 to present

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Calgary Economic Development
  • Director, Calgary Silver Linings Foundation and Valour Canada
  • Member and Counsel to Association for Mountain Parks Protection and Enjoyment

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2019 (and since 2017) edition of Best Lawyers in Canada (Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law).
  • Recognized in the 2020, 2018 and 2017 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Private Equity) and the 2018 and 2011-2015 editions (Corporate Mid-Market).

Bar Admission & Education

  • Alberta, 1985
  • LLB, University of Alberta, 1984
  • BA, University of Alberta, 1980