ORLANDO – Orlando Business Journal's 40 Under 40 is the latest accolade on Camille M. Evans' resume.
Each year the publication recognizes top professionals in Central Florida both for their significant career achievements and community involvement.
Evans, a shareholder at international law firm Greenberg Traurig, specializes in public finance at the Orlando office and was lauded for her leadership and initiative. Jéan E. Wilson, co-managing shareholder and chair of the Orlando public finance practice, describes her as a "rising star" who, upon her employment with the firm in 2012, became a go-to person for many of his cases because of her natural ability to develop personal and professional relationships with clients.
"With each of the clients that I brought her into, she quickly got the client comfortable with her personally so that I was no longer needed to be the first-chair lawyer, and so she quickly moved from being a second-chair lawyer to being a first-chair lawyer with many of my clients," Wilson told The Florida Record.
Evans' transaction experience includes general government, airports, health care, toll roads, K-12 education, higher education, community development districts, water, sewer and electric utilities, and industrial development. Her recent undertakings include financing for construction of a new airport terminal and a deal with the city of Orlando that led to the funding of Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center. Wilson says she has been a key component in community development over the course of her career.
"She works on significant transactions with respect to community development districts and restructuring financings for community development districts that were in trouble, particularly during the economic downfall. This has had significant impact for developers," he said.
Evans has further served the community through her involvement with a number of organizations including the West Orange Chamber of Commerce, of which she is a board member.
"She has really dug into the West Orange Chamber and made herself an invaluable member of that group. She and the executive director have worked on a number of significant events particularly their political committees," Wilson said.
He also praises Evans' level of commitment to the organizations she serves, despite her busy schedule. This involvement and work ethic is highly valued by Greenberg Traurig which was No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms List.
"One thing I really admire about Camille is that though she has limited time, the organizations, events and responsibilities she takes on really move the ball forward. She really engages when she commits to an organization which is really significant for us. We want our lawyers to be leaders in whatever they do and make an impact, not to just sit on a board and be around what I call 'beautiful people.' She gets her hands dirty and she really does make significant contributions to whatever she's in," said Wilson.
Evans received a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 2001 and earned her J.D. cum laude from Florida State University College of Law in 2005. She began working as an associate at Greenberg Traurig in 2012 and was promoted to shareholder earlier this year.