CHRIS S. EVANS, ESQ.
Partner | (619) 866-3444 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Originally from Ventura County, California, Chris moved to San Diego in 2015. Chris and his fiancée, Simona, live in Little Italy with their golden retriever, Crosby. The trio can often be seen checking out their favorite restaurants, coffee shops and cocktail bars in the area or watching the sunset in the Piazza. In his free time, Chris enjoys playing many team, water, and snow sports, and is an avid football, basketball and hockey fan.
Chris Evans is a Partner at Gupta Evans and Associates and focuses on the firm’s real estate and business litigation matters. Chris joined the team at Gupta Evans and Associates in 2015 (then Gupta Legal Center) after spending two years at a boutique litigation firm in Los Angeles, California.
Chris has extensive experience prosecuting and defending actions on behalf of a variety of clients in bankruptcy, federal and state proceedings, as well as alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Chris has successfully litigated or reached favorable settlements for individual and entity clients in an array of matters including: partnership and corporate disputes, including breach of fiduciary duty claims and dissolution actions; shareholder direct and derivative actions; fraudulent and preferential transfer claims, and other adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court; lease disputes with respect to commercial and residential landlords and tenants; commercial and residential eviction proceedings; commercial collections; defense and prosecution of guaranty enforcement actions; general real estate transaction disputes (breach of contract, fraud, negligence).
Chris is a personable and competitive attorney who has the ability to persuade and argue feverishly for the goals of his clients. He is a problem solver who has a demonstrated ability to settle cases quickly and efficiently before the client must not only face the financial concerns associated with litigation, but the emotional components as well. He is always looking for new and innovative ways to resolve his clients’ cases without a long drawn-out litigation process.
Chris graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from San Diego State University in 2010 and immediately pursued his legal career by graduating from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2013. In law school, Chris served as an Editor for the San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law and a member of the Phi Delta Phi Honors Society, graduating in the top third of his class.
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