Timothy Boyce, Writer



Timothy Boyce practiced law for many years, most recently serving as the Managing Partner of the Charlotte, NC office of Dechert LLP, a global law firm with 29 offices in 13 countries. Specializing in commercial real estate finance, Tim held leadership positions within the ABA’s Real Property Section and was elected a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Attorneys as well as the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.

Tim holds an MBA from The Wharton School of Finance, and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He received a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

Tim has always enjoyed writing, having published his first book while still in law school; for many years he published in a variety of legal journals. His brief introduction to the story of Nansen’s secret diary appeared in the March 2013 issue of Viking magazine. Other recent writings deal with the Nansen Passport in the Winter 2019 issue of MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History (full text here), a review of  The Winter Fortress in the January 2017 issue of The Norwegian American (full text here), and Odd Nansen’s Art World in the Spring/Summer 2021 issue of the Scandinavian Review (full text here); and John Steinbeck’s WWII novel, The Moon Is Down in the 2022 issue of the Quarterly Journal of Military History (full text here).  His letters have also appeared in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times Book Review.

Excerpts from Odd Nansen’s diary have appeared in The Untne Reader and MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History.

A resident of Tryon, North Carolina, Tim lives with his wife Tara, two horses, two barn cats, and two dogs.  He retired in 2014 to devote full time to writing and lecturing.