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Kayla Berkman

Senior Vice President Business Escrow Services

Kayla is a senior vice president in Bridge Bank’s Business Escrow Services Group and leads business development efforts on the West Coast. Based in San Diego, Kayla uses her extensive M&A experience to build and maintain relationships with the private equity, venture capital, legal and M&A communities.

Before joining Bridge Bank, Kayla was a senior director, M&A at Fortis Advisors LLC. Working closely with counsel, deal parties and investors, Kayla was responsible for developing new shareholder representative business, negotiating deal documents and managing post-closing issues for M&A transactions. Prior to that, Kayla was a corporate attorney in the San Diego office of Cooley LLP.

Kayla received her JD from UCLA and her Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from UVA.

About Us

Business Escrow Services

Bridge Bank’s Business Escrow Services is a specialized, trusted resource for leading law firms, investment bankers and corporate finance firms. The group’s in-depth experience combines with expert, personalized service and innovative banking options to meet the needs of clients nationwide. The group tailors services for mergers and acquisitions, private placements, indemnification, or business escrow requiring paying agent services. Bridge Bank is a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, which is the primary subsidiary of Western Alliance Bancorporation, with more than $60 billion in assets. Western Alliance is #2 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks in the S&P Global Market Intelligence listing for 2021 and ranks high year after year on the Forbes list of “America’s Best Banks.” Serving clients across the country wherever business happens, Western Alliance Bank operates individually branded, full-service banking and financial services divisions and has offices in key markets nationwide.