Evan D. Coobs

Evan D. Coobs

  • Business Law
  • Illinois, Minnesota
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Evan Coobs is a shareholder in Meyer Capel's business and transactional practice group. A practicing attorney since 1989, he has been with Meyer Capel since 1996, and a shareholder of the firm since 1998. He regularly works with other lawyers as cost-effective and trusted co-counsel and local counsel.


There is no substitute for experience. Mr. Coobs' experience ranges from assisting developers of affordable housing, to in-house work for a multinational manufacturing company, to helping start-up clients negotiate their first commercial lease, to parsing through the details of complex financing arrangements, including syndicated loan transactions.

Mr. Coobs' practice is focused in the following areas:

Representing corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships in connection with a wide range of legal matters, including initial organization, contracts, state and federal tax planning and compliance, employee issues, real estate, and securities issuances
Assisting owners in connection with the negotiation and documentation of the sale of their business
Assisting buyers with due diligence, negotiation and documentation of the purchase of a business
Representing borrowers and lenders in connection with debt financing transactions, including investments in syndicated loan transactions
Advising business owners on corporate governance, buy-sell and succession planning issues, partnership agreements, and LLC operating agreements
Advising clients in connection with private equity and debt transactions, including private placements and venture capital investments


Represented selling shareholders in connection with the sale of a $100,000,000+ central Illinois manufacturing company
Represented purchasers in connection with a $55,000,000 acquisition of fast food restaurants
Represented selling shareholders in connection with the disposition of a large distribution company in a leveraged ESOP transaction
Represented sellers in connection with the sale of a software development company
Represented numerous buyers and sellers in smaller transactions ranging in size from $250,000 to $10,000,000
Represented numerous real estate development ventures in connection with private placements of common and preferred securities
Served as local counsel in connection with syndicated mortgage loan financings

University of Iowa
J.D. (1989)
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M.A. (1989)
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University of Iowa
B.B.A. (1986)
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U.S Tax Court
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Practice Area
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Contact & Map
306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Telephone: (217) 352-1800