Brad J. Pierce

Brad J.  Pierce  

Senior Counsel

Executive Summary

Brad J. Pierce is a senior counsel in the Corporate Commercial Group in BLG’s Calgary office. Brad’s practice encompasses a range of corporate, commercial and regulatory matters, including private equity and venture capital financings, mergers & 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 their in 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.

As well, Brad has assisted domestic and foreign buyers and sellers with respect to the corporate acquisition and disposition of significant assets and businesses in the power and power management, engineering and procurement, oil & gas services, and infrastructure and resort development industries in Canada, the United States and Europe.​

Representative Work

  • Represented two large publicly listed energy infrastructure companies with respect their joint acquisition and development of Canada’s largest wind farm project.
  • Represented an Alberta based fund of funds with respect to its limited partnership investment in several venture funds, representing over $700 million in new fund creation.​
  • Represented a new Alberta venture fund providing seed capital investment to start up technology companies assisting with its formation, and relative to investments.
  • Represented 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.
  • Represented 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.
  • Represented a global EPC firm, on the successful acquisition and disposition of several Alberta-based engineering and energy infrastructure companies.
  • Represented a renewable power developer on the acquisition and refurbishment, project financing, and disposition of two bio mass power facilities in Southern Alberta.
  • Represented 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.

Publications & Presentations

  • Presenter, “Conventional and Unconventional Oil & Gas Exploration and Development and Pipeline, LNG and Infrastructure Developments in North America,” ALFA International Oil & Gas Working Group, Calgary, AB, July 2012.
  • Presenter, “Update on Canadian Energy Developments,” ALFA International Oil & Gas Working Group, Houston, TX, March 2012.
  • Presenter, “Canadian Oil & Gas Developments,” Indo-Canadian Business Association and  legal  and investment communities in Mumbai and Delhi, India, December 2012.
  • Speaker, “Financing Options for Oil & Gas Technologies: A Legal Perspective,” Alberta Centre for Advanced MNT Products Seminar entitled “Conventional Energy,” March 2011.
  • Speaker, “Alberta Carbon Credits and Emissions Trading,” BLG In-House Continuing Legal Education (CLE), November 2010.
  • Speaker, “Vancouver Olympics Sustainable Development Program and Aboriginal Initiatives,” Los Angeles County Bar, International Subsection, November 2010.
  • Panellist, “North American Pipeline & Infrastructure Developments:  Cross- Border Pipelines,” International Bar Association Annual Convention, October 2010.
  • Speaker, “Oil & Gas Development on Indian Lands,” BLG In-House CLE, March 2010.
  • Speaker, “Unanimous Shareholder Agreements,” Insight Information Conference entitled “Drafting Major Business Agreements,” January 2009.

Rankings & Recognitions

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