Family Law & Entertainment Lawyer
Evan grew up in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island where he worked in his father’s financial planning business before starting his own tile installation company in 2006. After the financial crash of 2008 he left the Island to get a B.A. in Spanish and Hispanic Studies, and Linguistics at UBC. Upon graduating in 2014 he moved to Edmonton where he earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Alberta in 2017.
From his first summer at law school in 2015 until 2020, Evan worked, articled, and practiced at a rural northern Alberta firm. He received daily mentorship as he worked primarily in family law, estate planning, and corporate law, which are the focus of his practice, along with entertainment law (music).
A passionate entrepreneur, Evan opened the Edmonton location of Kahane Law Office* in 2020 to help expand its reach by opening the Edmonton location. An active entrepreneur himself, Evan enjoys assisting business owners overcome the issues they face – whether they be the issues associated with just starting out, or the pains that come from success and growth.
A member of the Canadian Armed Forces Primary Reserve since 2009, Evan uniquely understands the issues facing Canadian Armed Forces members. He has taught on numerous military courses, including 8 “basic trainings”. He has received various awards and decorations, including the Canadian Forces’ Decoration (CD), the 41 Signal Regiment Command Team Coin, 61st Field Battery Command Team Coin, and the Top Candidate Award on the Signal Operator and Army Communication and Information Systems Specialist trades courses. He was also awarded the Operation IMPACT Command Team Coin by Brigadier General St-Louis while serving a 7-month tour in Kuwait as a member of the Operational Support Hub, South West Asia in support of Operation IMPACT. He parades with 41 Signal Regiment, 1 Squadron (Edmonton), in the rank of Sergeant.
Evan is the father of 5 children. When he’s not with them or at the office you can find him in his basement recording studio, or playing soccer or ice hockey.
* While Evan provides legal services to clients under Evan Clarke Professional Corporation, under the Kahane Law Office trade name. This is a distinct law firm from the Calgary location. For example, he is registered and only provides legal services under his own distinct legal entity law firm registered with the Law Society of Alberta.