Evan is a business lawyer advising clients on a wide range of transactional matters. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. Evan works with entrepreneurs, investors, and company management at each stage of a company’s life cycle, including entity formation, financings, governance, and commercial transactions. Evan’s clients include startups, middle market companies, private equity investors, and large multinational corporations. He serves as outside general counsel to a number of emerging or closely held companies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 18, 2017
The national corporate practice group at Cozen O’Connor represented Wilco Electronic Systems, Inc., a provider of communication services to educational, government, and low-income communities throughout Philadelphia, in the sale of its cable assets to Comcast Corporation, one of the largest internet providers in the United States.
December 05, 2017
The national corporate practice and international practice at Cozen O’Connor represented Eurofins Scientific SE in the acquisition of EAG Laboratories from affiliates of Odyssey Investment Partners. The transaction is valued at $780 million on a cash-free, debt-free basis, and closed on December 1, 2017.
June 16, 2017
Minnesota governor Tina Smith issued a press release about the trade mission to Cuba, which begins Monday, June 19th.
March 19, 2017
Evan Berquist is quoted in a Forbes article about the growing importance of foreign language skills.
February 13, 2017
Evan Berquist discusses Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance issues for small businesses on the National Federation of Independent Business’s website, NFIB.com.
January 17, 2017
Evan Berquist, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice Group, discusses Cuba’s food-rationing system and responsible tourism on the travel blog, Epicure and Culture.
April 23, 2016
Evan Berquist of the Corporate Law Practice Group was profiled by DoingBusinessInCuba.news for his niche Latin American practice.
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.
April 30, 2020
Jeff Vogel, Matt Howell, Evan Berquist, and Jason Kreps summarize the Federal Reserve's Expansion of the Main Street Lending Program.
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.
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.
September 28, 2017
Evan Berquist, a member of Cozen O'Connor's International practice, discusses Hurricane Maria in on The Hill.
November 27, 2016
Evan Berquist, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice Group, discusses President-elect Trump’s evolution from candidate to future president.
November 18, 2016
This analysis provides insight into some of the most pertinent business issues President-elect Trump will likely address during his term, and what the election could mean for your industry and your business.
August 29, 2016
Evan Berquist, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice Group, discusses the 2016 Rio Olympics and Brazil’s future.
April 26, 2016
Evan Berquist, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice Group, discusses Congress’s upcoming decision on PROMESA.
April 10, 2016
Evan Berquist, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice Group, discusses the Obama administration’s opening to Cuba.
November 17, 2015
Evan Berquist discusses the significant changes to the U.S. sanctions regime that regulates commerce with Cuba.
June 01, 2011
Evan Berquist co-authored the International Law for Afghanistan, 1st ed. This publication gives a detailed view of international law as it relates to Afghanistan.
Events & Seminars
September 18, 2019
October 05, 2017
- Des Moines, IA
July 10, 2017
- Minneapolis, MN