SAN DIEGO, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Procopio is pleased to announce that Partner Paul B. Johnson, co-chair of Procopio's Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategic Joint Ventures practice group, has been named Advisor of the Year 2016 in the category of "Sell-side Legal Representation in a Sale to a Public Company - Deal Size under $25M." Paul was also a finalist in two additional categories, "Sell-side Legal Representation in a Sale to a Public Company—Deal Size over $25M" and "Sales under $25M to a Private Company." This award acknowledges local middle market mergers and acquisitions professionals who have significantly contributed to the successful sale, expansion or recapitalization of their clients' companies. The awards program was held at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology on October 27. "Paul has long set the standard for excellence in representing clients on corporate, securities and M&A matters," said Tom Turner, Procopio's Managing Partner. "This recognition from BNY Mellon Wealth Management and their group of judges is a testament to his achievements and validation of the high regard his clients and peers have for his ability to add value to his deals. We congratulate him on this award and look forward to a continued bright future in Paul's growing M&A practice." At Procopio, Paul has counseled some of the most successful technology companies in acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, Securities and Exchange Commission compliance and general corporate governance. Paul's practice focuses on buy and sell-side mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, securities offering and compliance, start-up companies and general business counseling. "This program is about so much more than the recognition," says Paul Thiel, managing director for title sponsor BNY Mellon Wealth Management. "It's also an educational institution that organizes and promotes ongoing M&A seminars and conferences. This fills an important niche in the San Diego business community." About Procopio Procopio is a full-service business law firm committed to thoughtful problem solving and improving your bottom line. With more than 150 attorneys based in San Diego, Silicon Valley, Phoenix and Austin-we're passionate about knowing your business and helping you grow and protect it for the long term. Procopio has the flexible infrastructure to support both small to mid-sized companies and large multinationals at every stage of the business life cycle. Our global reach across Asia and Latin America further expands our international partnerships and cross border capabilities. At Procopio, we are focused on what is important to you-providing smart, innovative and practical solutions in a cost-effective manner to help your business thrive. Learn more at Procopio.com. About Advisor of the YearAdvisor of the Year is a not-for-profit unincorporated community association that hosts an annual awards event to recognize and celebrate local advisors who provide extraordinary service and value to owners of middle market companies in the sale, expansion or recapitalization of their companies. The organization also conducts educational workshops and commissions primary research on business and financial trends that affect advisors and their clients. Media Contact: Angela GiombettiCommunications and Public Relations ManagerPhone: 619.906.5740Email: email@example.com This content was issued through the press release distribution service at Newswire.com. For more info visit: http://www.newswire.com.