Biography

Kevin P. Joyce is a partner in our Corporate & Capital Markets Department, and a trusted advisor to a wide variety of business focused clients. Kevin has a broad national practice with experience in virtually all types of transactions. His real estate experience includes real estate finance and capital investment, including loan restructurings and purchases of distressed debt, property acquisition and disposition, zoning and land use matters, and leasing and development. Kevin also advises clients relative to private equity fund formation and investments, joint ventures, partnership, and limited liability company formation and operational matters. He also provides general corporate advisory services to a wide variety of corporate clients in the retail automotive dealer industry and in the sports and consumer goods industries, including professional sports team experience and advising golf, lifestyle, and high-end luxury brands.

Kevin represents clients in the industrial, data-center, multi-family, senior housing, self-storage, renewable energy, telecommunications, hotel and leisure, and retail/shopping center sectors. He has been the lead lawyer on several significant development projects, which include mixed use retail and residential projects, hotels, commercial office buildings, and data-centers. Kevin has substantial experience representing owners and developers in seeking permits and approvals for projects located in the City of Boston, including extensive experience with the Boston Redevelopment Authority Article 80 process.

In the energy and telecommunications industries, Kevin has represented, among others, developers and owners of gas-fired power plants, developers and operators of distributed antenna systems, and tower development and operating companies.

Awards

Representation

Represented a distressed debt fund on the work-out and foreclosure of non-performing loans secured across various real estate assets in New York and New England, including hotels, multi-family apartments, and office buildings.

Counsel to a public REIT in connection with its acquisition of industrial buildings across the United States, including a three million square foot, 15 building portfolio acquisition from Goldman Sachs.

Lead counsel to OYO Hotels in connection with its acquisition of hotels and Joint Venture program to acquire interests in hotels across the United States.

Formation of Joint Ventures between a NY based private equity fund and local operating partner to acquire value add and opportunistic real estate in secondary markets across the Unites States.

Counsel to several Latin America based family office clients in connection with development and implementation of a direct investment real estate strategy in key gateway cities in the United States, including direct investments in a NYC hotel and a Nashville office building.

Counsel to a local real estate investor on the purchase of a non-performing loan from JP Morgan, foreclose on the loan, and re-position the building with leasing and redevelopment.

Representation of DivcoWest, a private real estate investment firm, in the purchase of the Seaport Wharf portfolio in Boston; purchase of three office buildings in NYC; purchase of One Liberty Square, Boston, and purchase of One Kendall Square, Cambridge.

Counsel to a national opportunity fund in partnership with a local joint venture development partner in connection with commercial real estate financing and leasing matters, including acquisition loan financing and subsequent restructuring of the senior loan.

Counsel to a local real estate investor and developer in connection with formation of a joint venture to acquire senior debt position and to execute a deed-in-lieu transaction on a commercial office building in the Financial District in Boston.

Counsel to a major utility in the permitting and development of one of Massachusetts’ largest utility grade ground-mounted solar generation facilities in Boston (Dorchester), Massachusetts.

Counsel to a publicly-traded data-center REIT in connection with land and in-place asset acquisitions.

Counsel to the developer of the Ames Hotel at the historic Ames Building on Court Street in Boston for the renovation and conversion to a boutique hotel, including negotiation of the joint venture agreement, review and structuring of historic tax credits, and related matters.

Counsel to a national developer in the development, zoning and permitting of a proposed mixed-use project in South Boston containing 245 residential units with off-street parking and neighborhood retail amenities.

Counsel to joint venture developer in connection with the purchase of the historic MWRA Waterworks buildings in Chestnut Hill and the development, zoning, and permitting of a mixed-use development known as The Waterworks at Chestnut Hill.

Education

Massachusetts School of Law – J.D., 1994
Stonehill College – A.B., 1990

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts
US District Court for the District of Massachusetts
US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Professional Affiliations
Boston Bar Association
American Bar Association
Advisory Board and Executive Committee, Urban Land Institute (ULI)
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association
Awards and Honors
Recognized as a Recommended Attorney by The Legal 500 US for Real Estate (2020)
Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Real Estate Law (2020 & 2021)
Community Involvement
Committee Member for Annual New England Province of Jesuits GALA