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Evan Saunders represents public and private companies, including private equity firms, in variety of corporate and transactional matters, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt offerings, securities compliance matters, corporate finance, joint ventures, cross border transactions, corporate governance and general business matters.

Evan negotiates complex merger agreements and stock, membership interest, and asset purchase and sale agreements across various industries including payments technology, media, entertainment, retail, and manufacturing. In addition, he structures stockholder and limited liability company agreements and subscription and contribution agreements related to raising seed stage and venture capital for the formation of new ventures. 

His educational background in business and economics allows him to serve as a strategic advisor to clients counseling on a wide variety of legal and business matters. Additionally, Evan’s undergraduate focus on sports management allows him to provide unparalleled insights to his clients in the sports and esports space.


  • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., Dean’s Award, Writer for Journal of Gender, Race & Justice
  • University of Iowa Tippie College of Business, M.B.A.
  • Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois


  • Recipient, Pathfinder Atlas Award, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) (2023)
  • Selected as a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinder (2023)


  • Member, Illinois State Bar
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Cook County Bar Association
  • Member, Chicago Chapter, National Black MBA Association
  • Member, Chicago Chapter, Association for Corporate Growth
  • Chairman’s Advisory Council, Big Shoulders Fund