Evan Berquist



(612) 260-9063

(612) 260-9080

Evan is a business lawyer focused on strategic transactions in the middle market. This includes mergers and acquisitions, growth equity investments, recapitalizations, venture capital, and debt financings. 

A significant portion of Evan’s practice involves cross-border transactions. He routinely works with local counsel in foreign jurisdictions, and has completed multiple cross-border deals in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Evan is fluent in Spanish. 



Super Lawyers Names Four Cozen O’Connor Attorneys to 2022 Minnesota List

July 25, 2022

Super Lawyers has named four Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

A ΦBK Graduate with a Head for the Law and a Heart for Charity

November 13, 2020

Evan Berquist was featured for his extensive pro bono work in The Key Reporter, a publication of The Phi Beta Kappa Society.

Evan Berquist Honored by Hennepin County Bar Association for Excellence in Pro Bono Service

June 01, 2020

Evan Berquist, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice, has been recognized by the Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA) with a 2020 Excellence Award for Pro Bono Service.

Cozen O'Connor Promotes 27 to Membership

May 01, 2019

Cozen O'Connor is pleased to recognize 27 attorneys with the promotion to member: Dylan Alper, Philip J. Berens, Alison Weintraub Berson, Evan Berquist, Alexandra Campau, Alissa K. Christopher, Matthew D. Clyde, Rachel Collins Clarke, Michael A. Corgan, Matthew L. Elkin, Nicole M. Ellis, Alex H. Hayden, David S. Huard, Haryle Kaldis, David Kirchblum, Matthew Evan Lewitz, Jesse Ryan Loffler, Samantha L. Mazo, Lindsey A. Miller, Jeffrey M. Monhait, Jonathan Nase, Jacqueline Promislo, Shelby K. Riney, Kelly Shinn, Terri A. Sutton, Daniel P. Thiel, and Laura Zulick.

First Lutheran Church Reaches Settlement with City of Saint Paul in Religious Liberty Suit

February 06, 2019

In the settlement, the city acknowledged that RLUIPA is an important and central aspect of its land use decisions and is a primary consideration in processing and responding to land use applications made to the city.

Cozen O’Connor Advises Eurofins Scientific in $175 Million Acquisition of TestAmerica Environmental Services

October 04, 2018

The Corporate and International practices at Cozen O’Connor represented Eurofins Scientific SE in the acquisition of TestAmerica Environmental Services LLC (TestAmerica) from JSTI Group. The transaction is valued at $175 million on a cash-free, debt-free basis. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018, subject to the fulfillment of regulatory and customary closing conditions.

Federal judge blocks St. Paul from imposing conditions on church-based homeless shelter

July 03, 2018

Evan Berquist, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice, is quoted in the Star Tribune on a federal judge’s ruling to block the city of St. Paul from enforcing restrictions on a church-based homeless drop-in center.

Evan Berquist Named Among 2018 Up & Coming Attorneys by Minnesota Lawyer

June 20, 2018

Evan Berquist, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice, has been named to Minnesota Lawyer’s 2018 Up & Coming Attorneys.


Congressional Oversight Report on CARES Act Funding — Not Much to Oversee Here (Yet)

May 19, 2020

Jeff Vogel, Matt Howell, Evan Berquist, and Jason Kreps discuss the programs and facilities announced by the Fed and Treasury to disburse the $500 billion in funding for lending to businesses and to state and local governments in hopes of stabilizing the economy in the short-and long-term and questions related to the $75 billion allocated to the Main Street Lending Facilities.

Federal Reserve Provides Greater Access, and Clarity, to the Main Street Lending Program [Alert]

April 30, 2020

Jeff Vogel, Matt Howell, Evan Berquist, and Jason Kreps summarize the Federal Reserve's Expansion of the Main Street Lending Program.

Financial Relief Arrives for Small and Mid-Size Businesses [Alert]

April 09, 2020

Jeff Vogel, Matt Howell, Evan Berquist, and Jason Kreps discuss the additional $600 billion in loans, terms of the loans, and which businesses are eligible.

Summary and Analysis of Key Provisions of the CARES Act

March 28, 2020

Members of Cozen O'Connor's Coronavirus Task Force provide analysis of the CARES Act and how it will impact small businesses, distressed industries, employers and employees, taxes, and the health care, real estates, and energy industries.

Hurricane Maria Highlights the Peril of Puerto Rico’s Colonial Status

September 28, 2017

Evan Berquist, a member of Cozen O'Connor's International practice, discusses Hurricane Maria in on The Hill.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

The Contract Law 50

August 15, 2018

Globalism and Managing Risk

October 05, 2017 - Des Moines, IA

Going Global: Thinking Beyond the Domestic Market

July 10, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN


  • Stanford University Law School, J.D., 2011
  • Colorado College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2004

Awards & Honors

Hennepin County Bar Association 2020 Excellence Award for Pro Bono Service

Up & Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer, 2018 

Minnesota Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2022

Minnesota State Bar Association, North Star Lawyer, 2015, 2019

Phi Beta Kappa, Colorado College

  • California
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court -- Puerto Rico
  • U.S. District Court -- Minnesota

Judicial Clerkship: U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, 2011-2013

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association