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Beverly Evans


Bev is a senior shareholder of the Davis Brown Law Firm in the Business Division. She has a general practice in, but not limited to, the areas of business organizations, mergers & acquisitions and securities


Bev enjoys working with start-up enterprises as well as with publicly-held companies, in regional as well as international transactions. She has been involved in public and private offerings and has assisted companies with reporting and other obligations under Federal and State securities laws. 


She works with the Iowa Capital Investment Corporation (ICIC), an entity authorized by the state for the purpose of forming, through the use of incentive tax credits, a fund of funds designed to encourage the development of venture capital in the state. She has also worked with an Iowa-based entity that has successfully applied for and deployed Federal New Market Tax Credits. Her work with these entities and with start-up enterprises has fueled her enthusiasm for the economic development potential of Iowa.


Bev, along with shareholder Frank Carroll, acted as corporate counsel to Rain and Hail in the 2010 transaction by which ACE Limited purchased, for  $1.1 billion, an 80% ownership of Rain and Hail, an Iowa-based crop insurer. Ace is a Zurich-based property and casualty insurer. As Ace owned 20% of Rain and Hail prior to the transaction, it owned 100% of the company following the transaction.


Bev is active in Lex Mundi, an international association of independent law firms.  She represents the Firm at meetings around the world and enjoys developing worldwide relationships that enhance the Firm's ability to provide exceptional service to businesses interested in international trade or in engaging in international transactions.  In addition, she served as president of Lincoln Inne, from 2009-2010, and as president of the Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, from 2009 to present.