Analysis, Creativity, Results – Creating Value and Managing Change

With consistent high-quality service and advice based on a deep and multifaceted understanding of business Jan Eveland provides insights that bring value to her clients.

By Documenting Change: Careful parties know that the exact wording of documents is important – both for what the document includes and for what it fails to include.  Problems can also arise by accident, inexperience, or inattention.  Jan’s experience, careful listening, and attention to detail is key to her ability to guide clients through business and real estate transactions.  Jan’s litigation experience informs her document drafting, knowing terms which are often disputed and the likely outcome in court.  Jan has drafted hundreds of documents, including:

Letters of intent, buy-sell agreements, development agreements, contracts, articles of incorporation and organization, commercial and retail leases, bylaws and operating agreements, equipment leases, workouts, mergers, dissolutions, software escrow agreements, teaming agreements, partnership agreements, business sale contracts, corporate documents, opinion letters, and corporate transactional risk assessments.

By Protecting Progress:  Once a businessperson has entered into an agreement, it is important to understand the obligations of the parties under that agreement.  Whether the agreement is to pay for services or goods, purchase a company, pay rent, or develop real estate, the parties must understand their obligations and liabilities.  If you are owed money, then you need to take effective action to be paid.  If you owe money then you need to know how much you must legally pay. Jan has litigated business matters, including:


Litigation defense, commercial collections, claim and contract enforcement, preference action defense, bankruptcy proofs of claim, defense of subpoenas, ownership issues, dissolutions, workouts, and business disputes.

Our clients say

“I have been a very satisfied client of Jan Eveland since 1989. Jan is experienced in a broad range of legal matters. Jan has represented my business entities and me in a wide range of legal matters involving planning and business entity formation with investors and individually, real estate purchases and sales, leasing and financing, landlord tenant matters, litigation, debtor creditor proceedings, the organization of a hedge fund, and various family matters. The quality and value of Jan’s services have been outstanding; and very importantly, very creative and always timely. I enjoy working with Jan and the individualized personal way I have been treated. ”

Real Estate Investor/Developer Business Person, Serial Entrepreneur, and Commercial Landlord

"What I say about Jan Eveland is that she is a lawyer’s lawyer.  She has represented me personally and my law firm and has served as  a consultant to my firm in various matters.   Throughout the 20 years of our professional relationship, Jan has demonstrated her steadiness and unparalleled ability to  advise clients  as to the best legal strategy considering all relevant factors, to include considerations of overall costs and reputational damage to the client."

Pamela J Bethel, Esq.                          

O’Riordan Bethel Law Firm, LLP