William E. Evans is a shareholder in the Transactional Practice Group of Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C. He concentrates his practice in the areas of taxation, corporations, real estate, business, and employer/employee law. He has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell [highest rating possible].
Mr. Evans has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, tax free like-kind exchanges of real estate, and the formation and planning of limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations.
Mr. Evans is the author of “Tax Courts Small Case Procedure May Be Preferable for Its’ Informality and Low Cost” (Taxation for Lawyers, Volume 14, No. 2, September/October 1985), and served for over 20 years as a CLE instructor in taxation for the Missouri Bar, Missouri Association of Tax Practitioners, and other CLE providers.
Mr. Evans currently (2013-2014) is serving as International President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (the “IBM”), a not-for-profit organization consisting of over 12,000 amateur and professional magicians worldwide. Mr. Evans has served as a Member of the Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Grievance Committee, a member of the Endowment Committee since 1996, a member of the organization’s Audit and Business Systems Committee since 1995, Legal Advisor, Vice President and President Elect.
Mr. Evans received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University in 1974 and his law degree in 1977 from the University of Missouri where he was a member of the Law Review. In 1980, Mr. Evans received his LL.M. in Taxation from Southern Methodist University.
Mr. Evans is a fellow in the American College of Tax Counsel, an elite group of only 700 tax attorneys nationally. The American College of Tax Counsel is a nonprofit professional association of tax lawyers in private practice, in law school teaching positions and in government, who are recognized for their excellence in tax practice and for their substantial contributions and commitment to the profession. To be nominated for this honor, Fellows are selected by a Board of Regents from among recommendations received from the Circuit Admissions Counsel in each federal judicial circuit. The Regents selection is based on a proven record of the highest professional qualifications, standards of professionalism and service to the profession.
Mr. Evans is also a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, the American Bar Association (Member, Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties Committee, Taxation Section, Chair, Subcommittee on Important Civil Developments, 1995-1997), and the Missouri Bar. In 2006 and again for 2010-2013, Mr. Evans was named to the Missouri Kansas “Super Lawyers” list.
Southern Methodist University, LL.M. Taxation, 1980
University of Missouri, J.D., 1977
Southern Methodist University, B.A., Departmental distinction, 1974