In her counsel to national and global clients in the areas of franchising,
licensing, distribution, manufacturing, logistics, buying groups,
cooperatives and shared services systems, Joyce Mazero provides transactional,
regulatory, corporate governance and dispute resolution representation. She is a
partner practicing in the Franchising & Distribution, Food & Beverage
and Retail & Consumer Products industry groups.
Joyce works with
product and serviced-based client companies and leads them through major
initiatives. These include financings, mergers & acquisitions, registration
and disclosures, and negotiations of strategic alliances, joint ventures, and
domestic and international licensing deals. Joyce has been ranked in Band 1 for
Franchising Nationwide by Chambers USA since 2008, and is recognized by
Chambers Global, which highlighted her "very strong sense of what it
takes to drive a business" and "well-rounded viewpoint on transactions."
Managing risk in supply chain operations and leveraging supply chains
for competitive advantages is a practice focus for Joyce. Her background
includes extensive counsel related to distribution networks, purchasing
cooperatives and groups, manufacturers, suppliers, and sales representative
systems. Joyce also advises clients on legal issues connected to non-traditional
development deals, such as with airports, military bases and universities. The
structuring, negotiation and legal enforcement of international commercial
relationships is an additional area in which she has significant experience.
Leadership in Corporate, Industry and Civic Groups
Joyce's professional leadership spans key national and
international professional and civic associations. She currently sits on the
International Franchise Association's Educational Foundation Board of Trustees
and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's Board of
Trustees. She previously served on the Advisory Board of New York-based fashion
design house Nina McLemore and on the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Advocacy
Alliance Board. She serves as Chair Emeritus for the Women Corporate Directors'
DFW Chapter, of which she is a founding member.
A frequent national
speaker and writer, Joyce was an editorial advisor to the book, Franchising
for Dummies. She is the recipient of several leadership awards from the
International Franchise Association and served as a past Chair of the IFA's
Supplier Forum Advisory Board. Joyce has been listed for more than 20 years by
The Best Lawyers in America and has become a "Legal Eagle" mainstay in
the annual listing by Franchise Times, which inducted Joyce into its
inaugural 2013 Legal Eagles Hall of Fame.