Tanner Shapka

Articling Student

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Tanner is an articling student at BLG’s Calgary office for the 2021-2022 articling term. He acts for clients in both disputes and corporate matters, with a particular interest in securities, private equity and tax.

While attending law school, Tanner was President of the Tortfeasors Law Hockey Team, Treasurer of the Law and Business Association and co-organizer of the University of Alberta’s annual Legal Innovation Conference. He returns to BLG after summering with the firm in 2019 as a first-year law student.

Tanner chose BLG because of its forward-thinking approach to the practice of law. It fosters an innovative and collegial work environment, where partners, associates and students can offer client-oriented services in an effective and efficient manner.

While not working, you can find Tanner golfing, playing hockey, or lending a hand on his family’s cattle ranch.


  • JD, University of Alberta, 2021
  • BComm (with Distinction), University of Calgary, 2018