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.