Brady Chapman, B.A., J.D. (he/him)


Brady maintains a general corporate/commercial law practice, with a focus on traditional and renewable energy, mining and natural resources, environmental matters and commercial transactions.

Brady has an interest in, and experience advising on, traditional and emerging energy and natural resource opportunities across Canada, including lithium, critical and strategic minerals, innovative alternative energy technologies and carbon emission compliance and trading regimes. Prior to entering law, he worked in a science communications role for Natural Resources Canada where he developed an in-depth understanding of Canada’s broad energy and natural resource sectors.


  • Counsel to European-based developer on land acquisitions and project development of multiple commercial-scale wind, solar and storage projects in Alberta and Saskatchewan
  • Counsel to Hive Energy Limited in its entry into Canada through the initial purchase and ongoing development of two distribution-connected solar projects with a collective DC capacity of 38.8 MW
  • Counsel to Hive Energy Limited on ongoing renewable project development activities across Western Canada
  • Counsel to vendor on a +$70-million sale of oil and gas assets in Saskatchewan and Alberta
  • Counsel to Alberta and Saskatchewan wind and solar project developer on land acquisitions, responding to requests for proposal, battery storage and carbon market regulations and opportunities
  • Counsel to Saskatchewan-based developer of cryptocurrency data mining projects in Alberta utilizing natural gas from inactive gas wells to generate electricity to power cryptocurrency data mining facilities
  • Counsel to Canadian lithium extraction developer
  • Counsel to Alberta-based water treatment facility developer
  • Counsel to financial institution on carbon offset and compliance market regulations and opportunities
  • Counsel to First Nation solar developer on carbon offset and compliance market regulations and opportunities
  • Counsel to Alberta municipality on implementation of 5G network within its service area
  • Counsel to an Alberta municipality and municipal organization in an Alberta Utilities Commission proceeding regarding the interpretation of an electricity distribution utility’s terms and conditions
  • Counsel to dental aggregator on the acquisition of several dental offices


  • Chief Returning Officer, University of Calgary Society of Law Students (2019-2020)
  • Student Case Worker, Student Legal Assistance, Calgary (2017-2018)


  • Lecturer, “Developing a Renewable Project” and “Carbon 101”, Alternative Energy Law Class (University of Calgary, 2022)
  • Presenter, “Regulating the Impending Lithium Boom: lithium-rich brine extraction’s place in the subsurface” Geoconvention (Calgary, 2022)
  • Quoted in “Alberta’s Lithium Sector Has Great Promise, But Regulatory and Policy Issues Still Need To Be Ironed Out,” Daily Oil Bulletin (June 2022)
  • Co-author with Dr. Rudiger Tscherning, “Lithium in Western Canada: Abundant Opportunities from Subsurface Brines,” Canadian Mining Magazine (Winter 2022)
  • Quoted in “Navigating The Emerging Lithium Rush: Legal Experts Consider Potential New Sector In Alberta,” Daily Oil Bulletin (January 2021)
  • Author, “Navigating the emerging lithium rush: lithium extraction from brines for clean-tech battery storage technologies,” Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law (2021) 39:1
  • Interviewed for “Want a lithium industry in Alberta? Legal, regulatory issues must be fixed first,” Energi Media (December 2020)
  • Co-author with Dr. Rudiger Tscherning, “Western Canadian Lithium as a Critical and Strategic Mineral for Clean Tech Battery Storage Technologies,” Ablawg (2020)
  • Author, “Heidegger on Technology: Towards a Less-Anthropocentric, Multi-Disciplinary Legal Definition of ‘Sustainable’?” Journal of Environmental Law and Practice (2020) 33:1
  • Presenter, “Finding a Home for the Orphans and Inactives: repurposing oil and gas wells for geothermal?” University of Calgary Undergraduate Research Symposium (2019)
  • Co-author with Matthew Warren & Kenryo Mizutani, “Indigenous Peoples of Canada and their Rights in the Modern Jurisprudence: An Overview,” Oil and Natural Gas Review, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (2018) 52:4


  • John A. MacPherson Q.C. Memorial Scholarship, University of Calgary (2020)
  • Al Lucas Scholarship in Energy and Environmental Law, University of Calgary (2020)
  • SU Sustainability Award, Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Calgary (2019)
  • Howard Tidswell Memorial Award in Law, University of Calgary (2019)
  • L.H. Fenerty, Q.C. Law Prize, University of Calgary (2019)
  • Blackstone Medals Debate (2nd Place), University of Calgary (2018)
  • 50th Anniversary University of Calgary, Faculty of Law Scholarship (2017)  
  • Merit Scholarship, University of Ottawa (2015)
  • Chancellor’s Scholarship, University of Ottawa (2013)
  • Miller Thomson Foundation National Scholarship (2013)
  • Governor General’s Bronze Medal Award for Academic Excellence (2013)


  • Alberta Bar (2021)
  • JD, University of Calgary (2020)
  • BA with honours, University of Ottawa (2017)