Donya Vahidi*


604 647 4101

*Personal Law Corporation

Shelley Sanghera
604 647 4172

Donya’s practice focuses on acquisition transactions as well as advising on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters with business owners, entrepreneurs, technology companies, and Indigenous communities.

Donya’s commercial practice includes advising on business mergers and acquisitions, negotiating and drafting the transaction documents, financing arrangements and due diligence. In addition, Donya has experience assisting Indigenous communities with structuring tax efficient corporate structures for the purpose of entering into commercial transactions with private and public companies.

As part of her corporate practice, Donya advises clients on the incorporation of companies, partnerships and limited partnerships, their organization, reorganization and governance, regulatory compliance, amalgamation, arrangements, continuations, dissolutions and wind-ups, and shareholder and board rights and liabilities.

In addition to her corporate commercial practice, Donya also supports her clients with brand strategy protection and the protection of intellectual property assets, domain name disputes, privacy laws, and consumer protection.

Donya worked in commercial and retail banking at one of Canada’s leading financial institutions for five years before joining Boughton Law. She is also called to the bar in both B.C. and Alberta and maintains active membership in the law societies of both Provinces.


Professional Activities

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, Business Law, Banking and Intellectual Property subsections
  • Member, Vancouver Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • “Business and Commercial Law – Information for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners”, Dress for Success Vancouver, September 2018
  • “Intellectual Property and Brand Strategy”, Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law, March 2018
  • “Corporate Law – The Purchase and Sale of a Business”; Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law, February 2017
  • “Corporate Law and Intellectual Property Protection”; Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law, November 2016
  • “Legal Basics for Tech Startups”; Protohack Vancouver, August 2016