Elaine Tham

Partner – Business Law | M&A | Corporate Finance
T  604 235 4668  E  etham@mdslawyers.com
Year of Call: B.C. 2007

Elaine is a business lawyer representing clients on corporate and commercial law matters including purchase and sale of business transactions, corporate reorganizations, shareholders agreements, corporate governance issues, employee share options and ownership plans and commercial contracts. Clients have included business owners, investors, private companies, public companies and private equity funds.

Elaine has experience in a broad range of transactions including debt and equity financings and has also advised public company clients on regulatory matters, continuous disclosure obligations and corporate governance practices.

education & accreditation

Law Society of British Columbia (2007)
University of Windsor (LL.B., 2006)
University of British Columbia (B. Comm. with Honours, 2003)

areas of expertise

Business Law
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity 
Corporate Finance


  • Purchase of shares and assets of a designer, manufacturer and seller of test instruments to measure cold flow properties by a United States-headquartered strategic acquirer
  • Sale of shares of a British Columbia-based company in the business of designing, engineering, fabricating and manufacturing display fixtures and products for merchandising solutions
  • Sale of shares and assets of a Vancouver-based household appliance distributor and retailer
  • Sale of shares of a Vancouver-based professional leadership training consulting firm
  • Purchase of shares of a designer, manufacturer, distributor and seller of vehicle-mounted bicycle racks and stands by a Vancouver-based private equity firm
  • Sale of shares of an electronic medical records software and services business to a TSX-V listed company
  • Sale of shares and assets of a British Columbia-based designer, manufacturer, distributor and seller of automatic control valves to a United States-headquartered strategic acquirer
  • Investment in an apparel company by a private investment company
  • Investment in a small private apparel company by a large public apparel company
  • Investment in a waste treatment and recycling business by a Western Canadian strategic investor