Joyce Soliman leads the firm’s Finance Section and chairs 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. 

She also represents both issuers and borrowers in credit facilities, capital market transactions, and general corporate matters, as well as borrowers and lenders in mezzanine and subordinated loans. Representing both domestic and foreign banks as administrative agent and lender, Joyce has assisted 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. 

Joyce also advises target companies and purchasers in private company mergers and acquisitions.

Before joining Porter Hedges, 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.

Honors & Recognitions

Banking and Finance Law, Chambers USA, 2017

Listed, "Top Lawyers - Banking and Financial," Houstonia Magazine, 2016

Listed, "Minority Powerbrokers" Law360, 2014

Named as “Female Powerbroker,” Law360, 2014

Listed, Texas Super Lawyers, 2014-2018

Listed, Texas Rising Stars, 2005-2012

Credentials

Education

J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1997

B.A., Vanderbilt University, cum laude, 1994

Harvard Law School Executive Education, Women's Leadership Initiative, 2019

Admissions

Texas

Experience

  • One of the top asset-based lenders in the United States with more than $10.0 billion in commitments.
  • Administrative agent and lead-left arranger in infrastructure financing for the development and construction of gas storage facilities.
  • Lender in development matters for a proposed LNG liquefaction project.
  • Lessor, administrative agent, and lead arranger in a $600 million synthetic lease for a headquarters building.
  • Equity investors in a liquefaction project and related due diligence matters.
  • Buyer/borrower in the $400 million acquisition of Tesoro Hawaii by Par Petroleum Corporation.
  • Lender in financings involving a regasification project and related collateral.
  • Debtor in “debtor-in-possession” financings.
  • Exploration and production company in its capital market transactions.
  • National bank’s Corporate Trust Department in its capacity as indenture trustee, collateral agent, and cash management bank in numerous capital market transactions.

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Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker: St. John's School, East Asian Affinity Group Assembly
    Speaking Engagement, 02.01.2017

Affiliations

State Bar of Texas, Member

American Bar Association, Member

Houston Bar Association, Member

Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow

Asian American Bar Foundation, Trustee and Vice Chair (2011 - current)

Asian American Bar Association of Houston, Chair of the Board of Directors (2014 and 2015) and Director (2011 and 2012)

Asian American Bar Association of Houston, President (2010)

Breakthrough Houston, Advisory Council Member (2019)

Judy's Mission Possible Luncheon, Host Committee (Spring 2017)

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