Susan Tomaine advises public and private companies with respect to corporate finance transactions and mergers and acquisitions, as well as on corporate governance matters and compliance with securities legislation.
Specifically in the financing context, Susan advises on initial public offerings, equity financing in the public markets, and private equity and venture capital financing rounds, working with both underwriters and investing funds, as well as private companies and public issuers.
Susan has extensive mergers and acquisitions experience advising public acquirors and targets in negotiated business combinations and take-over bids, special committees in acquisitions and going-private transactions, and private buyers and sellers in cross-border private equity and strategic acquisitions.
Susan regularly advises on cross-border transactions and has worked in the U.S. and London, England.
In the area of commercial and corporate law, Susan assists clients with negotiating strategic relationships, such as collaboration agreements, shareholder agreements and joint ventures.
For the past three years, Susan has been recognized as a leading corporate finance, M&A and private equity lawyer by peer-ranking publication The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. In 2019, she was recognized as one of B.C.'s Most Influential Women in Finance.
Susan is a member of the Blakes Executive Committee and is the Chair of the Blakes Vancouver Women's Initiative Committee.