J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1997
B.A., cum laude, Vanderbilt University, 1994
Joyce Soliman leads the finance section of Porter Hedges and is Chair of the Diversity Committee. She represents commercial banks, private equity sponsors, and other lenders in corporate finance transactions, including commercial loans, asset-based financings, syndicated credit facilities, project finance, letter of credit facilities, real estate loans, acquisition financings, leasing facilities, and energy and infrastructure finance. Her practice also involves representing issuers and borrowers in their credit facilities, capital market transactions and general corporate matters.
Joyce previously chaired the Porter Hedges Women’s Initiative and has also served as a Practice Group Leader for the energy, finance and real estate sections of the firm. In 2017, Chambers USA recognized Joyce among America's leading lawyers in banking and finance law.
From 2000 to 2002, Joyce served as Associate General Counsel in the legal department of a NYSE listed company at its corporate headquarters in Houston. In that capacity, she handled various corporate matters, with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions.
- Over 20 years of legal experience representing domestic and foreign banks as administrative agent and lender in:
- revolving credit and term loan facilities
- multi-currency credit facilities
- real estate financings
- project finance
- letter of credit facilities
- syndicated, club and single lender financings
- loan workouts, restructurings, and recapitalizations
- Representation of one of the top asset-based lenders in the United States with more than $10.0 billion in commitments.
- Representation of administrative agent and lead-left arranger in infrastructure financing for the development and construction of gas storage facilities.
- Representation of lender in development matters for a proposed LNG liquefaction project.
- Representation of lessor, administrative agent and lead arranger in a $600 million synthetic lease for a headquarters building.
- Representation of equity investors in a liquefaction project and related due diligence matters.
- Representation of buyer/borrower in the $400 million acquisition of Tesoro Hawaii, LLC by Par Petroleum Corporation.
- Representation of lender in financings involving a regasification project and related collateral.
- Representation of debtor in “debtor-in-possession” financings.
- Representation of borrowers and lenders in mezzanine and subordinated loans.
- Representation of the target company or purchaser in numerous private company mergers and acquisitions.
- Representation of an exploration and production company in its capital market transactions.
- Representation of the corporate trust department of a national bank in its capacity as indenture trustee, collateral agent, and cash management bank in numerous capital market transactions.
Professional / Civic Affiliations
- Breakthrough Houston, Advisory Council Member (current)
- Asian American Bar Foundation, Trustee and Vice Chair (2011 - current)
- Judy's Mission Possible Luncheon, Host Committee (Spring 2017)
- Asian American Bar Association of Houston, Chair of the Board of Directors (2014 and 2015) and Director (2011 and 2012)
- Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
- American Bar Association, Member
- State Bar of Texas, Member
- Houston Bar Association, Member
- Asian American Bar Association of Houston, President (2010)
- Women's Finance Exchange, Houston Chapter, Board Member (2008 -2009)
- Child Care Council of Greater Houston, Inc., a United Way Agency, Board Member (2007-2009)
- Vanderbilt University, Oak Leaf Society
- Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, 1983 Society
- Speaker: St. John's School, East Asian Affinity Group Assembly (02/2017)
- Panelist: "Wanted: More Legal Work - Perfecting Your Sales Pitch and Getting Hired by In-House Counsel," 6th Annual National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys (NCVAA) (05/19/12)
- Speaker: St. John’s School, East Asian Affinity Group Assembly (01/2010)