Evan D. Stone

Chair, Securities and Corporate Governance
Partner, Corporate
2021 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1600
Dallas, Texas 75201
t 214.999.4906 f 214.999.3906

Evan Stone focuses his practice on complex investment activities for professional investment managers, strategic acquirers and other institutional investors. He has represented hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, family offices, RIAs, and public and private corporations on a wide range of highly sophisticated corporate, securities and regulatory matters. Evan’s cross-over practice, combining a strong transactional and tactical orientation with cutting edge regulatory and in-house experience, provides unique value to clients at a time when all of these skills are increasingly relevant to client matters.

Prior to joining Gardere, Evan held key positions with leading firms in the areas of investment management and control transactions:

  • Lee & Stone LLP, a boutique law firm focused specifically on representing private fund investment advisers and family offices on launch, capital raising, transactional and regulatory matters. Among other things, Evan crafted innovative seeding and partnership arrangements between managers and investors (including family offices), designed customized regulatory compliance programs, and guided clients through a variety of on-going activities, including control and minority investments. Gardere acquired Lee & Stone LLP, which Evan co-founded, in 2013.
  • Newcastle Capital Management LP, a prominent Dallas-based control and activist investment manager where Evan served as general counsel. Evan oversaw and guided the adviser and its affiliated investment funds and companies on all legal matters, including control transactions, proxy contests, financings, corporate governance matters, ‘34 Act filings, fund formation and marketing.
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where Evan represented leading private equity funds and Fortune 500 companies on mergers and acquisitions, and securities matters.

Evan also worked at Merrill Lynch & Co, where he advised public companies, private equity funds and venture capital funds on equity and debt financings, as well as mergers and acquisitions. He has also served as a director of public companies and a member of key committees.

Evan serves as the chairperson of Gardere's Securities and Corporate Governance Practice Committee.

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