Jovi Tenev is a partner in the New York office of Holland & Knight
and is a member of the Business Law Section. Mr. Tenev serves on the firm's
Mr. Tenev has extensive experience representing financial institutions,
investment banks, foreign and domestic companies and airlines in a wide variety
of transactions. He practices in all corporate and finance areas, including
projects in the U.S. and international aerospace, energy, alternative energy,
shipping, offshore drilling and rail industries, utilizing capital markets,
complex syndicated loan and leveraged and single-investor leasing structures. He
has been involved in domestic and foreign mergers and acquisitions, global
securities offerings, tender offers, solicitations, portfolio purchases, private
equity matters, workouts, bankruptcies, restructurings, enforcement and
foreclosures, competition matters and in U.S. regulatory proceedings.
Before joining the firm in 1985, Mr. Tenev served as a trial attorney for the
United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, where he received the
Attorney General’s Special Commendation for Outstanding Service, and was on the
staff of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Policy
Mr. Tenev has published and addressed industry groups on energy and
regulatory and comparative law issues, crossborder aircraft and vessel finance
and leasing, alternative finance using derivatives and capital markets, vessel
cabotage (the Jones Act), and employing asset‑based financing techniques for the
economic development of transportation and satellite communications systems.
While attending law school, Mr. Tenev was a member of the International
and Comparative Law Review.