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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 Group is a specialized, trusted resource for strategic buyers, leading law firms, exiting companies and other deal constituents. The team’s in-depth experience combines with expert, personalized service and innovative product features and technology used internationally to meet the needs of clients. The group tailors services and product features to provide paying agent and escrow services related to mergers, acquisitions, asset purchases and other business escrow events. Bridge Bank is part of Western Alliance Bancorporation, which has more than $65 billion in assets. Influential sources from Forbes to American Banker again rank Western Alliance Bank among the top U.S. banks in 2023.