G. Brent Cooper

G. Brent Cooper | Calgary Business Lawyer | McLEOD LAW
G. Brent


Katherine Bullock


Admitted to the Alberta Bar, 2000
Admitted to the Manitoba Bar, 1988
University of Manitoba, LL.B., 1987
University of Manitoba, B.A., 1984


Mr. Cooper is a partner of McLeod Law, former head of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group, and a former member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Brent’s practice is primarily focused on business M&A transaction-advice, and litigating/resolving corporate and commercial disputes; shareholder/partnership disputes, and employment law related matters.

He has many years of experience acting on behalf businesses of all sizes, in a wide variety of industry sectors. He has advised or litigated for entrepreneurs; accountants, lawyers & other professionals; ranchers; O&G producers, parts manufacturers & service providers; agri-pharmaceutical suppliers; food packagers; school divisions; police departments; and municipal governments.

Brent has appeared in court in all four Western Canadian provinces, and in numerous arbitrations including hostile shareholder-takeovers.  He often teaches or gives seminars, and attends conferences across Canada.

An experienced Board member, Mr. Cooper is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Calgary Chamber and sits on its Governance & HR Committee.

Brent is one of the two partners responsible for the firm’s relationship with TAGLaw, a global alliance of independent law firms providing a full range of legal services to clients all over the world.

An avid supporter of local arts and culture, Brent is a member of the Board of Directors of Calgary Opera.

Professional Associations & Activities

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

Community Involvement

  • Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Calgary Chamber, 2018
  • Board of Directors, Calgary Chamber, 2014 - 2017
  • Member, Human Resources & Governance Committee, Calgary Chamber, 2014 - 2017
  • Board of Directors, Calgary Opera, 2012 - 2016
  • Board Member, Cantare Children’s Choir
  • Former VP, Spiritus Band Association
  • Former President, Ecole St. Cecilia Charitable Society

Speaking Engagements


HRIA 2016 ConferenceMonday, February 22, 2016

AMICCUS-C Western Regional ConferenceWednesday, November 4, 2015

Employment and Labour Relations ForumMonday, October 27, 2014