Krista Evans


Krista Evans is a transactional attorney focusing on business and real estate law. Krista’s experience includes corporate compliance, commercial financing, contract review and drafting, mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, and strategic alliances. Krista also has experience in a number of real estate matters, including commercial leasing, purchases, sales, and real estate financing.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Krista worked as a senior associate at an international consulting firm, as part of the Corporate Forensics and Analytics practice group. In addition to her work on various forensic accounting engagements, Krista completed complex financial analyses for a number of large securities litigation cases.


  • Lewis & Clark Law School, Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, Certificate in General Business Law
  • University of Oregon, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Communication, Minor in Business Administration

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Oregon State Bar Association, Member of Business Section and Taxation Section
  • Oregon New Lawyers Division, Executive Committee Member (2012-Present), Secretary (2015)
  • The Jerome Kersey Foundation, Founding Board Member and Secretary (2015-2016)
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Dealer Counsel, Member
  • University of Oregon Alumni Association – Portland Chapter, Board Member and Secretary (2012-2014)
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Lewis & Clark Law School, Mentor for first year law students (2013-2015)

Honors and Awards

  • Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation Writing Competition, Third Place (2010)
  • Oregon New Lawyers Division, Volunteer of the Year (2014)
  • Oregon New Lawyers Division, Project of the Year (2014)
  • Lewis & Clark Law School, Hattie Bratzel-Kremen Foundation Scholarship (2009-2010)

Publications and Presentations

  • “Need New Equipment? Buyer Beware of Potential Successor Liability,” DJC Oregon (August 2014)
  • “Structuring and Drafting the Acquisition Agreement,” National Business Institute (April 2014)
  • “Business Tax Changes May Merit a Review of Your Choice of Entity,’’ The Northwest Apartment Investor Newsletter (Fall 2014)