Evan C. Williams



Evan C. Williams is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Dallas office.

Areas of Practice

Evan’s practice focuses the formation and operation of private investment funds and investment management matters, including regulatory compliance for registered investment advisors and the formation and operation of private investment funds.

Evan represents clients on the formation, structuring and management of private investment funds. He regularly provides counsel to investment fund sponsors on private fund formations across a wide variety of strategies, including private equity funds, real estate funds, debt and credit funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds, energy funds and other private investment fund strategies. He also advises investment management firms on a wide variety of complex corporate matters, including implementing firm management arrangements, governance structures and compensation arrangements, negotiating seed investments and other strategic investments in fund sponsors, negotiating placement agent agreements and other marketing arrangements and negotiating transfers of equity interests in funds and fund sponsors.

Evan also regularly advises investment management firms, including private fund sponsors, real estate investment firms, REITs and wealth-management divisions of banks, on their registration as investment advisers with the SEC. He also provides counsel to clients with respect to ongoing compliance with securities regulations and advises clients in connection with examinations by the SEC.

Thought Leadership

Media Mentions

• Movers & Shakers Feature

THe Deal, April 20, 2018

• Sheppard Mullin Enters Texas Market With Dallas Office

Law360, April 16, 2018

• Sheppard Mullin Officially Opens Dallas Office

The Texas Lawbook, April 16, 2018

• Sheppard Mullin Launches Dallas Office

Texas Lawyer, April 16, 2018

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Corporate
  • Capital Markets
  • Emerging Company/Venture Capital
  • Investment Management
  • Private Equity
  • Commercial Lending and Financial Transactions
  • Private Wealth Services

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
469.391.7417  Phone
469.391.7561  Fax
University Attended:
Westminster College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2004
Law School Attended:
Washington University School of Law, J.D., Articles Editor, Washington University Journal of Law & Policy; Member, Executive Editorial Board, 2007
Year of First Admission:

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Dallas, Texas

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