Nicholas J. Yocca
Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent (Highest Rating) Nick Yocca has achieved the AV, or highest peer-review ratings in both legal ability and professional ethics from the Martindale-Hubbell rating service for over 20 years.
AVVO: 10.0 (Highest Rating) Nick Yocca has achieved the AVVO 10.0 Rating in 2020.
Nick Yocca has represented numerous companies for their corporate business and transactions. Nick has over thirty-three years of experience involved in many different industries such as electronics, software, the Internet, medical devices, banking, insurance, aerospace, manufacturing, financial services, business services, medical services and cosmetics. Nick Yocca's clients have included Microsemi Corporation, DPAC Technologies, BillWise, ExtendCredit, H3 Financial Services, Applied Data Communications, South Coast Commercial Bank, HiLevel Technology, JAVO Beverage Company, S.two Corp., HoldRite, Productivity Enhancement Products, Information Logix, Force Fuels, MetroConnect, Forbes Technology Group and Carver Scientific, Inc. Nick also has represented AST Computers, Silicon Systems, Archive Corporation, Comprehensive Care Corporation, Offshore Pipelines, NetSoft, Powerwave, Smartflex Systems, Routerware, Denim Software, Helisys, and EnPointe Technology.
ExperienceLegal Transaction Experience: Refinancing and Sale of Stock of Systonetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYST) for $2 million to Wearnes Technology, 1988; Acquisition of Dateline Technologies by Applied Data Communications; Acquisition of Archive Corporation (NASDAQ:ACHV) by Seagate Technology; Acquisition of Silicon Systems, Inc. by TDK; Acquisition of Solder Station-One, Inc. by Heartland Technology; Acquisition of Coastvision by Cooper Companies; Acquisition of The Kipp Group, Inc. by the predecessor to WebMD; Acquisition of Rich Publications by Cowells Magazines; Comprehensive Care Corporation (NYSE:CMP) tender offer for $50 million face amount of Debentures, 1994; Offshore Pipelines, Inc. (NYSE:OPI) $1.5 billion merger with Jay Ray McDermott, Inc. (NYSE:MDR), 1995; Acquisition of Cimco, Inc. (NASDAQ:CMCO) for $20 million by MA Hanna (NYSE:MAH), 1996; Initial Public Offering for $20 million by Powerwave Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PWAV), 1997; Initial Public Offering of Helisys; Initial Public Offering of EnPointe Technologies (NASDAQ:ENPT); Acquisition of Denim Software for $15 million; Acquisition of NetSoft for $20 million by NetManage (NASDAQ:NETM); Acquisition of Routerware for $30 million by Wind River Systems (NASDAQ:WIND); Acquisition of Beadlenet for $11 million by Watchguard Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:WGRD), 1998; Acquisition of Linfinity Microelectronics for $20 million by Microsemi Corporation, 1999; Underwritten Public Offering for $45 million by Microsemi Corporation, 2000; Acquisitions of New England Semiconductors and Compensated Devices for $15 million by Microsemi Corporation, 2001; Sale of Microsemi RF Products for $11 million by Microsemi Corporation, 2002; $2 million PIPE offering of DPAC Technologies, 2004; Private Offering of Class B membership units of Intellectual Property The Movie, LLC, 2005; Private Offering of membership units of Javo Dispenser, LLC, 2005; $150 million acquisition of Advanced Power Technology by Microsemi Corporation, 2006; $14 million refinancing and Merger of DPAC Technologies with QuaTech, 2006; $20 million PIPE offering for Javo Beverage Company, 2006; $250 million acquisition of PowerDsine by Microsemi Corporation. 2006; $36 million sale of South Coast Bancorp to FCB Bancorp, 2006; $21 million Structured Note and Common Stock Warrant Financing for Javo Beverage Company, Inc., 2006; Acquisition of Semicoa for $25 million by Microsemi Corporation, 2008; acquisition of ElectroModule for $10 million by Microsemi Corporation, 2008; Asset Acquisition by BillWise, Inc. from Primal Solutions, Inc., 2008; $5 million in a series of private debt financings by American Transportation Exchange, Inc., 2008; IPO of Force Fuels, Inc., 2009; Acquisition by Securus, Inc.'s of the assets of Presealed Systems, LLC, 2009; Private Offering of membership units by Apriori Beauty, LLC, 2009; Preferred Stock financing of S.two Corp., 2009; Promissory Note and Warrant financing of S.two Corp., 2010 - 2011; Series B Preferred Stock financing of International Money Management, Inc., 2010 - 2011; Preferred Stock financing of ExtendCredit.com Incorporated, 2011; Private Offering of preferred membership units by Printree, LLC, 2011; Convertible Note offering of Carver Scientific, Inc., 2011; Common Stock offering of ResolveMy.com, 2011; and many, many others.
Harvard College, A.B.
University of San Diego School of Law, J.D.
Nick E. Yocca
Legal Practice Areas: SEC reporting; Nasdaq, NYSE and Amex Compliance; Corporate Securities Offerings; Corporate Finance; Corporate Legal Compliance; Mergers; Acquisitions and Tender Offers; Takeover Defenses; Reincorporations; Stock Splits; Strategic Alliances; Technology Protection and Licensing; Technology Transactions; Other Commercial Transactions; Employment Contracts; Employment Benefits; Insurance Contracts; Tax and related areas.
Jurisdictions of Admission to Practice
Admitted to Practice Law: 1986, California; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
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"Nick was highly recommended by my attorney friend on January 2008. He is very creative and has many good ideas to solve many of my business problems. He is also a hard worker and he will help me any day of the week and nights even on holidays. Nick is our back bone to our company and without him I am not able to conduct my business regularly everyday."
"Nicholas J. Yocca is an honest, thoughtful person besides being an outstanding lawyer. He truly cares about his clients and thinks outside the box to make sure his clients are protected. He knows the law and his counsel is invaluable. Besides inestimable advice, he is just so very pleasant to work with. He has counseled and represented me in real estate deals, living trusts, and the sale of my 40 year old thriving business. I have been beyond pleased with the results in each and every case."
Entrepreneurial Activity: Co-Founder Domini Communications, Central Communications and DNN Communications.
Lecturer, Writer and Panelist: "Antitrust and Microsoft," University of California, Irvine, 1997; "New Information Objects," Multimedia Technology and Applications Conference, University of California, Irvine, 1997; "The Art of the Deal," California Venture Forum, 1999; "The Successful IPO," Hyatt Regency Hotel, Irvine, 1998; "Venture Capital in 2002," Association of Internet Professionals, Orange County, California, 2002; "No Nonsense Ways of Raising Capital," Association of Internet Professionals, Orange County, California, 2003; "Securities Law Update 2015, " Orange County Bar Association Section of Business Law, Newport Beach, California May 2015.
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