Nicholas J. Yocca

nicholas yocca

Nick Yocca has represented numerous companies for their corporate business and transactions. Nick has over twenty-five years of experience in this specialty and has represented clients 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 has achieved the highest peer-review ratings in both legal ability and professional ethics from the Martindale-Hubbell rating service.

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.

AV - Preeminent

Martindale-Hubbell Peer-Review Rating: AV Preeminent (Highest Rating) for over 16 years.


Legal 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 Incorporated, 2011; Private Offering of preferred membership units by Printree, LLC, 2011; Convertible Note offering of Carver Scientific, Inc., 2011; Common Stock offering of, 2011; and many, many others.

Practice Areas

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 [California State Bar Profile], U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. Law School: University of San Diego, J.D., 1985. College: Harvard University, A.B., History, 1983.

Other Licenses

Other Licenses:

Real Estate

Licensed Real Estate Broker, California, 1989-present [California Department of Real Estate Profile]

Investment Banking

NASAA Series 63 and FINRA Series 79, 2012-present.

Other Activities

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.

A Favorite Flashback

Ronald Reagan Greeted Yocca Grand Champion OC Academic Decathlete
 Mr. Ronald Reagan congratulates Nicholas J. Yocca, Grand Champion