Joyce Soliman leads the firm’s Finance Section and chairs the Diversity and Inclusion 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

Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Finance Law

Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer in Banking and Finance Law (Texas)

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

Law360, Named as "Minority Powerbroker," 2014

Law360, Named as "Female Powerbroker," 2014

Texas Super Lawyers, Banking - Top Women Attorneys in Texas

Texas Rising Stars, Banking, 2005-2012

  • Best Lawyers in America



J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1997

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

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




  • 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 acquisition of Tesoro Hawaii by Par Petroleum Corporation.
  • Lender in financings involving a regasification project and related collateral.
  • DIP 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 depositary bank in numerous capital market transactions.



Speaking Engagements

  • "Tall in the Saddle: Managing Practice Leader Performance & Group Profitability," 28th Annual Marketing Partner Forum
    Speaking Engagement, 08.20.2021
  • Panelist: The Women, Diversity & Change Summit: Houston
    Speaking Engagement, 05.16.2019
  • Speaker: St. John's School, East Asian Affinity Group Assembly
    Speaking Engagement, 02.01.2017


State Bar of Texas, Member

American Bar Association, Member

Houston Bar Association, Member

Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow

Asian American Bar Foundation, Advisory Board Member (2023-current) and Chair of the Board of Trustees (2019-2022)

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, Board of Directors (2019-current)

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