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Brett Gregory Evans

Financial markets and services Attorney at Anaheim, CA

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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
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5
Practice areas
  1. Financial markets and services
    25%
    Founded by former executives, chief compliance officers and general counsel to FINRA member broker-dealers and that experience translates into highly skilled and efficient broker-dealer advisory services.

    19 years

  2. Litigation
    20%
    Arbitration and litigation practice involves all aspects of securities arbitration and litigation, including banking, financial, insurance, professional liability defense and other securities matters.

    14 years

  3. Securities and investment fraud
    15%
    Arbitration and litigation practice involves all aspects of securities arbitration and litigation, including banking, financial, insurance, professional liability defense and other securities matters.

  4. Securities offerings
    15%
    Advises companies, issuers, underwriters and private equity funds with regard to state and federal securities matters. Attorneys of our firm have represented issuers in almost two billion dollars of debt and equity securities.

    19 years

  5. Arbitration
    10%
    Arbitration and litigation practice involves all aspects of securities arbitration and litigation, including banking, financial, insurance, professional liability defense and other securities matters.

    15 years

  6. Mergers and acquisitions
    10%
    Our services range from the formation of start-up companies through the operation and sale of large businesses. We advise and assist in the formation, merger and acquisition, financing, securities and sale.

    19 years

  7. Oil and gas
    5%
    Our services range from the formation of start-up companies through the operation and sale of large businesses. We advise and assist in the formation, merger and acquisition, financing, securities and sale.

    17 years

Brett Evans delivers experience in securities, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, energy and tax law with his securities career beginning in 1995. At Evans Law, Evans counsels corporations, asset management companies, securities issuers, broker-dealers, investment advisers, registered representatives and other financial industry participants in the areas of securities offerings, arbitration, litigation, broker-dealer and registered investment adviser regulation, compliance, due diligence, securities investigation and enforcement and a diverse range of transactional matters. During his career, Evans has been involved in structuring and drafting more than $1.7 billion in private placement and joint venture transactions in energy, real estate and debt and related agreements, over $130 million of acquisitions and dispositions in oil and gas leases, oil and gas drilling rigs and equipment, mineral sales and leasing and investment real estate, SEC and state investigations and enforcements as well as the successful defense in arbitrations and litigation cases and favorable settlements in various forums or courts in several states.

 

Prior to forming Evans Law, PC and its predecessors, Evans served in various legal and executive capacities with both public and private companies in the finance, energy and real estate industries. Immediately prior to the firm, Evans successfully formed, was granted membership and served as the chief executive officer and chief compliance officer of a FINRA member firm focused on investment banking and bringing quality investments to the independent broker-dealer channel. He was responsible for all aspects of the broker-dealer, including legal, compliance, strategic direction and due diligence on offerings. In addition, he provided contractual due diligence for a top 50 independent broker-dealer and provided advisory services to other investment management companies.

 

Prior to returning to California, Brett Evans was the general counsel and chief operating officer of Texas Energy Holdings, Inc., a vertically integrated, Inc. 500 oil and gas company primarily drilling and operating in Texas. In his role, Evans worked on all acquisitions, both oil and gas leases (negotiation, due diligence and purchase and sale agreements), major equipment purchases and building and land acquisitions. From a securities standpoint, he drafted all private placement memoranda for oil and gas syndications in both drilling and production programs, whereby the company increased assets under management from $10 million to over $100 million. Further, Evans oversaw corporate controls and policies, managed potential litigation and risk as well as handled other corporate legal matters for its affiliated companies and joint venture enterprises.

 

Prior to Texas Energy, Brett Evans was securities counsel and vice president of private programs for Grubb & Ellis Realty Investors (f/k/a Triple Net Properties). At Grubb & Ellis, Evans worked closely between the acquisitions team, the affiliated broker-dealer and outside securities counsel to produce securities offering material with a focus on full and fair disclosure. In addition, Evans assisted with the general compliance of the broker-dealer including review of marketing material and other external communications. Evans’ career in the securities industry began in 1995 in operations and compliance for a large independent broker-dealer based in Orange County. While working alongside the chief compliance officer, he researched current and potential arbitration claims in support of outside counsel, investigated and responded to customer complaints and reviewed trade reporting.

 

Brett Evans is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation, 2005), the University of Utah (J.D., 2004 and M.B.A., 2004) and the University of California, Berkeley (B.A., History and Political Science, 1999). During his time in law school, Evans was the Note and Comment Editor of the Utah Law Review. Evans is admitted to practice law in California and was previously registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. holding Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses. Evans is a member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Compliance and Legal Division, the Real Estate Investment Securities Association and The National Due Diligence Alliance.

Location

Evans Law, PC
155 N Riverview Drive
Suite 223
Anaheim, CA, 92808

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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Evans Law, PC
  • 2010 - Present
  • CEO, CCO
  • Pacific Point Securities, LLC
  • 2009 - 2010
  • General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer
  • Texas Energy Holdings, Inc.
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Securities Counsel, VP Private Programs
  • Grubb & Ellis Realty Investors
  • 2005 - 2007
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Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2005
  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 2004
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Cooper Tr. DTD 10-05-2000 et al. v. Parmigiani, 746 F. App'x 618 (9th Cir. 2018)
  • Reversed and Remanded (Granted Appeal)
  • James R. Zazzali et. al. v. AFA Financial Group et. al.
  • Dismissed
  • Hedlund v. Waveland Capital Partners LLC
  • Defense of Broker-Dealer and Representative - All claims denied
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Associations

  • SIFMA
  • Compliance and Legal Division
  • 2012 - Present
  • Real Estate Investment Securities Association
  • Due Diligence Committee
  • 2010 - Present
  • The National Due Diligence Alliance
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Award
  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • 2004
  • Note and Comment Editor
  • Utah Law Review
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Oil & Gas Symposium
  • Oil & Gas Private Placement Evaluation Issues
  • 2012
  • 2012 Real Estate Symposium
  • Real Estate Private Placement Evaluation Issues: Disclosure, Structure, Investor Rights and Economics
  • 2012
  • REISA
  • Oil and Gas Fundamentals
  • 2010
  • NAIBD
  • Due Diligence
  • 2010
  • Tenant in Common Association Annual Conference
  • Oil and Gas Fundamentals
  • 2008
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