Patricia Young is a partner in the law firm's Corporate & Securities practice and is located in the San Francisco office. She practices in the corporate, corporate securities and banking law areas, with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions of financial institutions, securities regulation and general corporate representation of financial institution clients.
In the mergers and acquisitions area, Ms. Young has represented both buyers and sellers in connection with numerous bank holding company acquisitions, including Zions Bancorporation’s $1.7 billion acquisition of Amegy Bancorporation, BNP Paribas and Bank of the West’s $1.2 billion acquisition of Community First Bancshares, Inc., SJNB Financial Corp.’s $200 million acquisition by Greater Bay Bancorp, Bank of America’s $2.2 billion acquisition of Continental Bank Corporation and Westamerica Bancorporation’s $330 million acquisition of ValliCorp Holdings, Inc. She also represented the Pacific Exchange, Inc., in its demutualization and its recent acquisition by Archipelago Holdings, Inc. (now part of The NYSE Group). In addition, Ms. Young has advised financial institution clients in connection with the purchase and sale of approximately 275 branch offices in approximately 30 transactions as required for antitrust or strategic business purposes.
In her securities practice, Ms. Young has represented underwriters and issuers in a variety of securities transactions, including initial public offerings, Regulation S and Rule 144A placements, and common and preferred stock and debt offerings. Ms. Young represented Bank of the West in connection with its $50 million offering of subordinated notes and City National Bank in connection with its $150 million and $125 million subordinated notes offerings. Ms. Young has previously represented Bank of America in connection with its $330 million "going-private" transaction involving BA Merchant Services, Inc., and Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc., and other underwriters in an $87 million initial public offering and a $130 million follow-on offering by UTi Worldwide, Inc., a foreign private issuer. In addition, Ms. Young provides ongoing advice to public company clients concerning 1933 Act and 1934 Act reporting and compliance issues.
Bar Association of San Francisco
with departmental honors