Northwestern University School of Law,
B.A., with distinction, 1988
American Health Lawyers Association
Missouri Society of Health Care Attorneys
American Bar Association, Forum on Health Law
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
The Missouri Bar
St. Louis Area Health Lawyers Association
Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
Healthcare Businesswomen's Association
Healthcare Compliance Association
Named Lawyer of the Year for Health Care Law in The Best Lawyers in America (by BL Rankings), 2018, 2020
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, (by BL Rankings) 2011-2020
2017 Women's Justice Award winner (by Missouri Lawyers Media)
Thompson Coburn LLP
The Stolar Partnership
Gateway to Hope
Board Member, 2012-Present
Evan is chair of Thompson Coburn's Health Care practice and a member of the Firm's Executive Committee.
For more than 20 years, Evan has served as a trusted advisor to hospitals, health care systems, long-term care facilities, health plans, physicians, and other businesses involved in the health care industry.
Whether leading a large multi-hospital system through a major acquisition or fielding questions about day-to-day operations at a small regional hospital, Evan centers her representation around the specific needs and objectives of her clients. She understands the tremendous time and budget pressures facing today's health care industry, and responds by listening carefully to her clients' concerns and providing succinct, targeted advice.
Evan has extensive experience negotiating corporate transactions ranging from hospital mergers and acquisitions, to contractual and equity joint ventures, to physician employment agreements and hospital-based physician independent contractor agreements. She counsels health care entities on a wide variety of regulatory compliance issues — both in the context of structuring corporate transactions and managing day-to-day operational issues. She regularly assists clients with issues related to: Stark Law, Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, HIPAA, EMTALA, responding to government investigations, and initiating self-disclosures.
One of Evan's clients describes her as "a wonderful advisor who puts herself in my shoes and helps me create practical strategies that evaluate risk and move us forward." "She's thoughtful, prudent, and completely dedicated to the issues that matter most to our organization." In all types of matters, Evan focuses on helping clients navigate critical issues in a way that minimizes risk while still accomplishing the client's business objectives.
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