Jovi Tenev

Jovi Tenev

Holland & Knight LLP

Recognized since 2013

New York, New York

Practice Areas

Admiralty and Maritime Law

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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 Directors Committee.

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 Alternatives.

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.

  • 31 West 52nd Street, 12th Floor
    New York, NY 10019
  • University of Pennsylvania, AB
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • New York, New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York - Member
  • International Bar Association - Member
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States - Member

Holland & Knight LLP
New York, New York

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
Special Focus:
  • Finance
  • Structured Finance
  • Corporate Counsel Edition, Super Lawyers magazine, January 2009
  • New York Super Lawyers magazine - Metro Edition, 2006-2008
  • Guide to the World's Leading Shipping and Maritime Lawyers, Legal Media Group's Expert Guides, 2012, 2015, 2016
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Nationwide Banking & Finance: Equipment Finance & Leasing, 2006-2011; Nationwide Transportation: Shipping: Finance, 2006-2016
  • Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business guide, Transportation: Shpping Finance, 2006, 2007, 2011-2016; Shipping (Experts Based Abroad) and Shipping (Foreign Experts), 2013-2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Public Debt Deal of the Year, Marine Money magazine, 2013
  • Guide to the World's Leading International Trade and Shipping Lawyers, Legal Media Group's Expert Guides, 2015
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Equipment Finance Law
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Transportation Law

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