Jeremy Barretto

Partner | 
Calgary

Jeremy Barretto* is a partner in the Business Law Group at Cassels. Jeremy offers extensive regulatory, environmental, and Aboriginal law experience in obtaining approvals and negotiating agreements for resource development projects. He also has expertise in renewable energy, oil and gas, and infrastructure development. Jeremy frequently represents project proponents in hearings before courts and regulators across Canada. He has presented at national conferences and published articles, including in the Alberta Law Review, Globe and Mail and CBC. Jeremy previously worked in environmental engineering, earning his Professional Engineer designation.

Jeremy’s representative work includes having acted for:

  • Alaska–Alberta Railway Development Corporation with regard to federal, provincial and territorial regulatory approvals and associated Indigenous partnerships in Canada for a new railway connecting the Alaska Railroad and Alaska’s tidewater, to northern Alberta
  • Trans Mountain Corporation with regard to regulatory, land, and tolling approvals for the proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project since 2012; the project has extensive public hearings before the National Energy Board, including more than 100 detailed route hearings processes; these detailed route hearing processes affirmed the route of the pipeline and included oral hearings with landowners, municipalities and Indigenous groups
  • SaskEnergy Corporation with regard to federal regulatory and right of entry matters before the Canada Energy Regulator
  • BluEarth Renewables Inc. in its approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission to construct and operate the 19-megawatt Yellow Lake Solar Project, the 20-megawatt Burdett Solar Project, and the 115 megawatt approved capacity for the Bull Creek Wind Project
  • Veresen Inc. with regard to regulatory and environmental aspects of its $9.7 billion arrangement agreement with Pembina Pipeline Corporation
  • Prince Rupert Port Authority with respect to judicial reviews of federal environmental assessment determinations
  • Polaron Solartech Corp. with respect to Alberta regulatory and litigation matters for solar energy projects and federal tariff matters

*denotes Professional Corporation

  • Beltline Urban Murals Project, Pro-bono Counsel
  • Business Renewables Centre Canada, Advisory Board Member
  • Canadian Climate Law Initiative, Expert
  • City of Calgary Economic Resilience Task Force, Member
  • Contemporary Calgary, Board Member
  • J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2010
  • M.Eng. (Environmental Engineering), University of Calgary, 2008
  • B.Sc. (Civil Engineering), University of Calgary, 2004
  • Alberta, 2011
  • British Columbia, 2019
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of
  • Alberta, Professional Engineer (P.Eng.)
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association, Natural Resources Section Alberta, Executive Member
  • Law Society of Alberta