Steve Evans is a member of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation client service group, focusing on employee benefits and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) matters. Mr. Evans advises clients on the design, drafting and operation of welfare benefit plans, qualified retirement plans, nonqualified plans, and fringe benefit plans. He has broad experience with ensuring compliance with local and state laws and federal laws including the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Mr. Evans conducts due diligence in mergers and acquisitions and counsels clients on employee benefits issues related to transactions. In addition, he has experience counseling employers on issues related to Taft-Hartley multiemployer funds, including withdrawal liability and the defense of employer audits and claims for delinquent contributions. Prior to joining Bryan Cave, Mr. Evans was an associate of an international law firm in St. Louis, as well as a law firm specializing in labor and employee benefits law.