Marilynn Tham is a partner in Chapman's Banking and Financial Services Department and Asset Securitization Department and is also a member of the Commercial Lending practice group. She focuses her practice on commercial finance and secured transactions.

Marilynn represents banks and other financial institutions and specialty lenders nationally in a variety of financing transactions, including asset based loans, single lender secured loans and agent banks in complex, syndicated loans. She has broad based experience in commercial lending and has handled transactions involving companies with varying forms of capitalization, including emerging growth, family owned, private and public companies, and in a range of industries, including the specialty finance, technology, life sciences, real estate, retail, and health care sectors. 

Marilynn also participates in various financial services industry groups and has been active in the leadership of local and national bar associations, as well as community and civic organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.



U.S. District Court Central District of California

U.S. District Court East District of California

U.S. District Court North District of California

U.S. District Court South District of California

U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D. 

Ohio University, B.B.A., summa cum laude 


We have always been focused on finance.

  • 1913
    TS Chapman partners with Henry Cutler to form Chapman and Cutler
  • 1st
    Chapman's first client in 1913 is still a client of the firm today
  • 22
    Diverse financial practices serving regional, national, and global clients
  • 6
    Offices across the country and in key US financial centers

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