Joyce, McFarland & McFarland LLP
712 Main Street, Suite 1500
Houston, TX 77002
Main 713-222-1112

Jeff Joyce


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Jeff Joyce protects the critical business interests of his clients with over 33 years of experience in commercial litigation and the essential ingredients of sound judgment and a tenacious mindset. His representation of loan servicers, loan originators, financial institutions, real estate-based entities, insurance companies, manufacturing and distribution companies, and technology-based enterprises has earned him a strong reputation as a business lawyer.

Recognized as a leader in the legal community, Jeff matches his experience and background with the entrepreneurial practice of law and the flexibility that affords his clients the opportunity to reach a reasonable business solution for their legal problems. Jeff was associated for over 25 years with a 300 lawyer firm where he served as one of its leaders, chairing the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group of over 50 professionals and serving on its Executive and Compensation Committees.

  • Representative Experience

    • Focus on litigation (trial and appeals) involving loan defaults and recourse carve outs under Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities loans.
    • Work out guidance, planning and strategy for lenders on real estate-secured and personal property-secured loan transactions.
    • Complex commercial litigation (trial and appellate), including secured lender representation, patent and trademark disputes, antitrust, securities and bank stock financing.
    • Litigation for banking regulatory-related issues, contract claims, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, debt collection, RICO claims, false advertising claims, public utility regulation, foreclosures, real estate developments and investments, construction, bankruptcy and insurance disputes.
    • Presentation of business disputes before arbitration panels and state and federal courts.
    • Matters involving disputes between wholesalers and retailers, insurers and reinsurers, and financial institutions including matters relating to banking operations and loan participations.
  • Presentation Topics

    • Foreclosures
    • Real Estate Loan Workouts
    • Lender Liability and Other Complex Litigation Involving Financial Institutions
    • Injunctions and Other Non-Damage Creditor Remedies
    • Collecting the Loan After Default
    • Expert Witnesses in Commercial Litigation
    • Bad Faith and Fair Dealing
    • Discovery and Evidence Issues in Commercial Litigation
    • Venue and Forum Non-Conveniens
    • Recognizing and Resolving Boundary Disputes
  • Education

    • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 1981 (Order of the Coif)
    • Texas A&M University, B.B.A., magna cum laude, 1978 (Honors Graduate, School of Business)
  • Admitted to Practice

    • Texas, U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Second Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court
  • Professional & Community Involvement

    • Member: State Bar of Texas, American Bar Association, Houston Bar Association
  • Awards & Recognition

    • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
    • Associate Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Texas Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, Law & Politics Magazine, published in Texas Monthly, 2002-2014
    • “The Best Lawyers in America,” 2009-2015
    • Houston’s Top Lawyers, Commercial Litigation, Business Litigation, H Texas, 2004-2006, 2008-2015
    • Top Lawyers, Houstonia, 2013, 2014
Texas Board of Legal Supervision Board Certified Jeff Joyce SuperLayers
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