Joyce A. Dixon: Lawyer with Kutak Rock LLP

Joyce A. Dixon

Of Counsel
Omaha,  NE  U.S.A.
Phone(402) 231-8794

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Practice Areas

  • Business and Corporate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
University University of Illinois, B.A., highest distinction
Law SchoolCreighton University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
Admitted1975, Nebraska; U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Memberships and Affiliations

• Advisory Committee on Federal Judgeship Appointments, Chair, 1997.
• American Bar Association, Sections on Local Government and Banking, Business and Bankruptcy, Law Practice Management.
• Nebraska Continuing Legal Education, Lender Liability Seminar, Chair, 1992.
• Nebraska State Bar Association, Budget Committee; Inquiry for Second Judicial District Committee; Ways and Means Committee, Past Chair.
• Nebraska State Bar Foundation, fellow, 2009.
• Omaha Bar Association.

Other Distinctions

Best Lawyers 2014 Omaha Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year
The Best Lawyers in America , Banking & Finance Law, Corporate Law, 2005-2012
Chambers USA, Corporate/Commercial Law (Nebraska), 2006-2011
Great Plains Super Lawyers , Mergers & Acquisitions/Banking, 2009-2013

Government Service

Law Clerk: The Hon. Edward Allen Tamm, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1975-1976.

Community Involvement

• 10 Executive Women's Network Group, 2001-2011.
• Cathedral Arts Project Board, 2006-2011.
• Child Savings Institute, Centennial Capital Funds Drive, 1992.
• Executive Women's Luncheon Group, Charter Member, 1999.
• Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Long Range Planning Steering Committee, 1989.
• Greater Omaha Women's Fund, Board of Directors, Charter Member, 1990-1992.
• Greater Resources for Omaha Women (G.R.O.W.), Co-founder, 1982.
• Nebraska Commission on the Status of Women, 1979-1985, Vice-chair, 1980; Employment and Education Committee, Chair, 1981, Secretary, 1982-1984, Chair, 1985.
• The Salvation Army, Advisory Board, 1988-1996.


Ms. Dixon, of counsel, guides corporate and financial institution clients in unique, complex transactions. She concentrates in the areas of asset securitization (particularly trade receivables, credit cards and equipment loans and leases), commercial loans, cross-border finance, agricultural lending and Chapter 11 exit and debtor-in-possession financing. She also assists financial institution clients with regulatory compliance matters and the creation and implementation of new products. Ms. Dixon has pioneered the development of credit card securitization structures and has served as outside senior legal advisor on corporate issues for numerous companies. She also has acted as financial and regulatory counsel for de novo charters, acquisitions, sales and mergers of financial institutions.

Ms. Dixon is a frequent speaker on topics involving corporate finance and the ramifications of bankruptcy proceedings on financing transactions. She testified regarding the commercial paper market before a special Congressional hearing on changes in the bankruptcy court jurisdiction. She also has been a frequent lecturer on issues affecting women, including financial planning, property rights and employment discrimination.

In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Dixon served as adjunct professor at the Creighton University School of Law from 1989 to 1998, where she developed a course on the economics of law practice. She periodically is a guest speaker for law classes on international finance and banking.

Representative experience:

• Developed commercial paper financing vehicles to fund agricultural loans, commercial loan pools, trade receivables, rental car inventories and other financial assets.
• Acted as lender or borrower counsel in more than $25 billion in financing projects, including commercial and financial institution loans, participations, private placement term loans, asset securitizations and cross-border financings.
• Represented agribusiness lenders and entities, including cooperatives, in merger and acquisition transactions as well as operating and capital financings.
• Negotiated all commercial leases for retail client.
• Represented regional retailer in sale of company to private equity.
• Obtained debtor-in-possession and exit financing for several Chapter 11 debtors in franchise, restaurant and retail industries.
• Assisted financial institutions in obtaining regulatory approval for new loan and deposit institutions.
• Represented regional bank in compliance with overdraft fee legislation.
• Assisted in obtaining first de novo bank charter in Nebraska in several years.
• Represented family owned, multistate retailer in the sale of its chain to a private equity firm.
• Led legal team for joint venture and acquisition transactions for dairy feed company.
• Revised full program of loan participation documents for regional bank to comply with Financial Accounting Standards Board 166 accounting changes.
• Represented community bank in additional capital offering.


August 18, 2014 2015 Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 56 Kutak Rock Attorneys
Kutak Rock is pleased to announce that 56 of its attorneys are included in the 21st edition of The Best Lawyers in America publication.

May 23, 2014 Kutak Rock Recognized by Chambers USA
Kutak Rock is pleased to announce its Arkansas, Kansas and Nebraska offices and attorneys are honored in the 2014 Chambers USA guide to the best law firms and lawyers.

August 28, 2013 Eight Named to Best Lawyer Lawyer of the Year List
Eight Kutak Rock attorneys have been named Lawyer of the Year in their respective regions and practice areas in the newly released Best Lawyers 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

August 15, 2013 Record Number of Kutak Rock Attorneys Named Best Lawyers Forty-seven Kutak Rock attorneys reprenting 10 of the firm's 16 offices have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.


Past Events

August 13, 2013 Agribusiness Law Seminar 2013


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Joyce A. Dixon

1650 Farnam Street
OmahaNE 68102-2186


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