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Braeden Pivnick


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University of Saskatchewan, Doctor of Law (J.D.) (with Great Distinction), 2018

University of Calgary, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom.), Finance (with Distinction), 2014

Bar admission: Alberta 2019
Aerospace, Financial services, Life sciences, Oil and gas, Renewables and energy transition, Start-up and early-stage companies
Practice areas:
Banking and finance, Business law, Commercial agreements, Corporate governance and disclosure, Corporate reorganizations, Mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions, Restructuring and insolvency


Braden's focus is on:

Securities and corporate law

  • Public offerings
  • Private placements
  • TSX Venture Exchange and TSX Listings
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Share and asset acquisitions
  • Compliance with securities regulatory requirements
  • Corporate governance
  • General corporate matters

Banking and finance

  • Syndicated and bilateral financings for chartered banks, financial institutions and borrowers in a broad range of industries, including oil and gas exploration and production, energy services, commercial real estate, transportation and telecommunications
  • Domestic and cross-border financings
  • Intercreditor arrangements

Restructuring and insolvency

  • Acts for companies in financial distress, creditors of companies in financial distress (including chartered banks and other lenders), purchasers of distressed assets and court-appointed officers in insolvency proceedings

Professional involvement

Professional associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association

Representative work

Canadian Asset Management Company – Syndicated Credit Facilities

Counsel to a Canadian group of asset management companies in connection with initial syndication and subsequent increase of up to $115 million aggregate syndicated credit facilities (2022)

Sale of the of the 131 km Pioneer Pipeline by TransAlta Corporation

Counsel to TransAlta Corporation in connection with the sale by TransAlta and its partner, Tidewater Midstream & Infrastructure Ltd., of the 131 km Pioneer Pipeline to NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of TC Energy Corporation, for a purchase price of $255 million.

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Decibel Cannabis Company Inc.'s $30 million credit facilities

Counsel to Decibel Cannabis Company Inc. and its subsidiaries in connection with up to $30 million in aggregate credit facilities provided by lender Connect First Credit Union Ltd.