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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Healthcare
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Retail, Restaurants & Hospitality


  • Colorado

Maclain Joyce


Phone: 303.605.1561
Office: Denver

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Mr. Maclain Joyce is a highly accomplished attorney and partner at Messner Reeves LLP, leading the Corporate, Restaurant & Hospitality, and Healthcare Transactions Practice Groups. With an impressive background in both law and business, Mac brings a unique blend of legal expertise and industry insight to his practice. He is known for his exceptional ability to provide comprehensive guidance and strategic advice to a wide range of clients, including growth-stage and middle-market companies, publicly traded entities, entrepreneurs, and regulated professionals.

Mac’s practice focuses on various aspects of corporate law, including corporate formation and structuring, debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and regulatory compliance. He often acts as outside general counsel for clients in the hospitality, technology, services, and craft manufacturing sectors, offering them invaluable guidance in navigating legal challenges and achieving their business goals.

Mac obtained his Bachelor’s degree from The University of Colorado and a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Denver School of Law. Before joining Messner Reeves, he gained invaluable experience working for an international hospitality brand, where he focused on managing and developing private membership clubs. This background has provided Mac with real-world business knowledge that he skillfully applies to law practice, benefiting his clients.

In addition to his remarkable legal career, Mac has been recognized for his excellence in the field. He was named a Super Lawyer in 2022, a testament to his exceptional skills and dedication to his clients. This prestigious accolade underscores his commitment to providing top-tier legal representation and his reputation as a trusted advisor in the legal community.

With a passion for helping businesses thrive and a commitment to delivering outstanding legal services, Maclain Joyce is a valuable asset to Messner Reeves LLP and his clients. His unique legal insight and practical business experience set him apart, making him a trusted advisor and advocate for companies of all sizes, from small start-ups to large corporations. Mac’s dedication to his client’s success and exceptional legal skills make him a sought-after attorney in the corporate, healthcare, and hospitality sectors.

A few of Mac’s most recent accomplishments:

  • Lead physician counsel on an estimated 80 related ambulatory surgical center equity buy-ups
  • Lead counsel on public entity purchase of $28mm dollar recreational industry real estate, operating asset, and federal permit portfolio
  • Outside general counsel to various hospitality portfolio entities
  • Lead outside corporate counsel for a hospital-based intellectual property incubator joint venture and related portfolio entities
  • Outside general counsel – multi-specialty and multi-divisional private orthopedic practice.


  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D. and Certificate in Natural Resources & Environmental Law, 2012
  • University of Colorado-Boulder, B.S., Business Administration and Human Resources Management, Certificate in Tourism Management , 2005
  • Super Lawyers, 2022

  • Colorado Bar Association
    American Bar Association
Community Involvement

Impact Denver, Class of 2016

Professional Experience

Vail Resorts and Vail Resorts Development Company
Denver Court System- Mediator

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Messner Reeves LLP
1550 Wewatta St. Suite 710
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 623-1800.