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Evon M. Spangler

Managing Partner

(651) 776-2900

(651) 776-0106 (facsimile)

evon@spangleranddestefano.com

Evon represents business owners with issues affecting both their business and their family in transactional, litigation, and appellate matters, including business disputes, divorce, spousal maintenance, estate planning, business succession planning, breach-of-contract, and buy-sell agreements.  She helps her business clients understand the need to protect themselves in the event that something happens.  She represents business owners with prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and buy-sell agreements where she helps business owners prepare for a change in his or her relationship with a spouse (marital dissolution) or a partner (business dissolution).

 

In addition, she helps business owners with drafting contracts, such as independent contractor agreements, non-compete agreements, and employment contracts so that the contract protects the business owner in the event that something happens.  She also helps business clients develop strategies and minimize the risk of exposure for their business and themselves personally through proper incorporation of a business, updating corporate minutes, revising and implementing employment policies, and conducting due diligence for a purchase of a business.  Evon also litigates and defends lawsuits and brings and defends appeals, primarily breach-of-contract and marital and business dissolution cases.

Areas of Practice

Business Law

Business Formation

Contracts/Leases

Buy-Sell Agreements

Partnership Agreements

Purchase or Sale of a Business

Business Succession Planning

Prenuptial/Postnuptial Agreements

High Net-Worth Divorce

Litigation & Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • Juris Doctorate cum laude – 1998
  • Moorhead State University, Moorhead, Minnesota
    • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Sociology – 1995
  • “Sustainable Development Through the Repair of Blighted Properties: The Effectiveness of the Tenant Remedy Act, ” International Journal of Arts and Sciences Academic Conference, Valletta, Malta, 2016
  • “Building a Solid Risk Management Plan by Understanding the Top Ten Legal Mistakes that Small Businesses Make,” Global Conference on Business, Maui, 2015
  • “The Role of Victimization Versus Survivorship for Victims of Domestic Abuse: How to Use Personal and Community Resources to Move from Victimization to Survivorship,” Tenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability, Split, Croatia, 2014
  • “A Practitioner’s Viewpoint: Effectively Representing an Incompetent Client in Custody Proceedings,” 2nd International Conference on Society, Humanity and History, Barcelona, Spain, 2013
  • “The Family Farm as the Family Firm and Why Estate Planning is Essential,” Global Conference on Business and Finance, San Jose, Costa Rica, 2013
  • “Ineffective Guardian ad Litems in Custody: Domestic Violence Case Studies,” 6th Annual International Conference on Sociology, Athens, Greece, 2012
  • “Top Ten Legal Mistakes that Small Businesses Make,” Global Conference on Business and Finance, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2012
  • “Understanding and Preventing Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities,” The Stockholm Criminology Symposium, Stockholm, Sweden, 2010
  • “The Protection of Children in Custody Cases With an Undocumented Parent When American and International Laws Intersect,” Children and the Law: International Approaches to Children and Their Vulnerabilities, Prato, Italy, 2009
  • Spangler, Evon M., de Stefano, Perry M., and Schromen, Rachel T., “The Role of Victimization versus Survivorship for Victims of Domestic Abuse: How to Use Personal and Community Resources to Move from Victimization to Survivorship,” The International Journal of Sustainability in Economic, Social, and Cultural Context, Volume 11, Issue 4, December, 2015.
  • Spangler, Evon M. and de Stefano, Perry M., “A Practitioner’s Viewpoint: Effectively Representing an Incompetent Client in Custody Proceedings,” International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, Vol. 3, No. 5, September, 2013
  • Spangler, Evon M. and McFarland, MiaLisa, “A Parent’s Undocumented Immigration Status Should Not Be Considered Under the Best Interests of the Child Standard,” William Mitchell Law Review, Volume 35, Number 1, 2008
  • Spangler, Evon M. and Hammell, Katrina, “The Dred Scott Decision and the History of Minnesota’s System of Judicial Elections,” Minnesota Women Lawyers With Equal Rights, 2006
  • Spangler, Evon M. and de Stefano, Perry, “Elimination of Bias: Interpreters and the Administration of Justice,” Continuing Legal Education, 2004.
  • Spangler, Evon M. and Yang, May Thao, “The Hmong Pre-Charge Sexual Assault Protocol.”  Women’s Association of Hmong and Lao Hmong Women’s Peace, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 2002.
  • Spangler, Evon M. and Cheeseboro, Edwin, “Minnesota Department of Human Rights – Process, Investigation and Appeals.”  Continuing Legal Education, 1999.
  • Domestic Abuse Legal Advocacy Center, PSC, Board Chair | Co-Founder, 2016 – Present
  • The St. Paul College Club, Inc. American Association of University Women Scholarship Trust, Board Trustee, 2015 – present
  • Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, Pro Bono Attorney, 2003 – Present
  • League of Women Voters of Minnesota, Action Committee Member, 2013 – 2016
  • Project DIVA, Consultant, 2014 – 2015
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers, Former Board Member and former Judicial Appointments Committee & Co-Chair of Voter Outreach and Education Fund, 2003 – 2010
  • League of Women Voters of Minnesota, Judicial Independence and Action Committees; Lobbyist, 1999 – 2004
  • Women’s Association of Hmong and Lao, Hmong Women’s Peace Advisory Board, 2001 – 2004
  • Ramsey County Children in Need of Protection and Services (CHIPS) Guardian Ad Litem, 1998 – 2000