November 7, 2011

Polsinelli Shughart continues its growth with the addition of associate Evan M. Gilbert to the firm’s Business department. Gilbert will practice in the Corporate Law group. He will concentrate his practice on corporate and securities law, representing clients in matters relating to corporate finance, SEC compliance, mergers, acquisitions and a wide variety of other commercial transactions.

“Polsinelli Shughart is committed to the recruitment of young, talented lawyers like Evan who can assist our shareholders in finding the best possible solutions for our clients’ needs,” said Phoenix Managing Partner Ed Novak. “We’re pleased to have Evan join our growing firm.”

Gilbert, who most recently practiced at a Wall Street-based firm in New York City, joins Polsinelli Shughart’s national Corporate Law group with attorneys practicing in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Overland Park, Phoenix and St. Louis. He will continue to utilize his prior experience representing private and publicly held foreign and domestic companies, as well as international and domestic investment banks, in private placements and public equity and debt offerings with Polsinelli Shughart.

“I’m excited to be joining the talented team of business attorneys practicing in Polsinelli Shughart’s thriving and diverse corporate law group,” said Gilbert. “Coming from New York, I look forward to continuing to grow my practice with a firm that has the experience and resources of a national firm, yet is committed to maintaining its client-oriented, serviced-based approach to the practice of law.”

Gilbert earned his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School and his M.D.R. from Pepperdine School of Law in 2008. He also studied at the China University of Politics and Law in Beijing, China, and served in the U.S. Department of Justice both prior to and during his law school tenure. Gilbert earned his B.S. in Political Science and Psychology, summa cum laude, from Arizona State University in 2004. Currently, Gilbert is licensed to practice law in New York only.

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