John K. Boyce III
Trinity Plaza II
745 E. Mulberry, Suite 460
San Antonio, Texas 78212
Three prior firms.
Past Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, State Bar of Texas; Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators; Member, Association of Attorney Mediators (AIM); Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb); Chair, Texas Arbitration Council; Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation.
Commercial Panel (Large Complex Case and Securities subpanels), American Arbitration Association Distinguished Neutral (Banking, Accounting, and Financial Services Panel, Hedge Funds Panel, San Antonio ADR Panel); International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR); International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR Institute); American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA); Financial Industry Regulatory Panel (FINRA).
Arbitrator for over 40+ years in domestic and international cases including, among others: chair of panel over breach of an indemnity clause contained in an asset contribution agreement for, inter alia, reduced “earn-out” payments attributable to attorneys’ fees in collateral lawsuit; chair of panel of dispute whether a change of control or ownership in upstream, international entities triggered accelerated royalties for specific technology under the transfer provisions of an asset purchase agreement; chair of panel over breach of “earn-out” provisions of IP acquisition agreement which turned on issues of infringement and invalidity of underlying medical devise patents, fraudulent inducement and tortious interference; chair of panel involving claims of professional negligence against accounting firm for failure to identify related party and control relationships in Chinese subsidiary of US public company and failure to provide appropriate accounting advice to resolve issues stemming from whistleblower emails; chair of panel of dispute whether a change of control or ownership in upstream, international entities triggered accelerated royalties for specific technology under the transfer provisions of an asset purchase agreement; chair of panel over breach of “earn-out” provisions of IP acquisition agreement which turned on issues of infringement and invalidity of underlying medical devise patents, fraudulent inducement and tortious interference; panelist involving real estate developer in dispute with competing developer and lender over allegations of antitrust, tortious interference, and federal bank tying act violations; panelist in dispute between defrauded investors, in complex schemes, and professional liability carrier involving novel coverage issues in the enforcement of an existing arbitration award; served as panel chairman in multimillion dollar dispute involving 80+ parties growing out of the sale of series of interrelated limited partnership interests in high tech ventures which turned on issues of federal and state securities laws, breach of fiduciary duty, and complex accounting claims; panelist in case involving fiduciary negligence and fraud in connection with investment management firm’s (“feeder fund”) failure to perform due diligence over hedge fund investments.
author, “Keeping Arbitration Safe for Texas”, New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer (2018); co-author, “Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration) (4th Edition, 2017) (College of Commercial Arbitrators); co-author, “Arbitration Texas Style”, presentation to the 2017 Session of the Texas Legislature; Speaker, “The Preliminary Hearing in Arbitration: International versus Domestic Perspectives”, State Bar of Texas, ADR Road Show (2016); speaker, “Deflategate and Selected Issues in Arbitration” State Bar of Texas Construction Law Conference (2016); Faculty, AAA Panel Dynamics: Staying on Course When Things Don’t Go As Planned” (2015); Speaker, “Legislative Update” Arbitration”, State Bar of Texas Annual Convention (2015);; Speaker and author, “Use of Arbitration Use in Fiduciary Disputes”, State Bar of Texas, Fiduciary Litigation Conference (2014); Faculty, AAA Panel Dynamics: Effective Techniques for Panelists (2014); Author, “Has Positive Software Been Positive for Disclosure?”, American Arbitration Association, Dispute Resolution Journal, Vol. 68, No.2 (2013).