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Jovi Tenev

Executive Director and Secretary


Jovi is a partner in the New York office of Holland & Knight and heads the firmwide Maritime Finance practice and has served on the firm’s Directors’ Committee.

Jovi has extensive experience representing financial institutions, investment banks, foreign and domestic companies in a wide variety of transactions. He practices in all
corporate and finance areas, including projects in the U.S. and international energy, alternative energy, shipping, and offshore drilling industries, utilizing capital markets, complex syndicated loan and leveraged and single-investor leasing structures. He
represents clients 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, sanctions, and in U.S. regulatory proceedings and corporate investigations.

Additionally, Jovi has published and addressed industry groups on energy and regulatory and comparative law issues, cross-border 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.

Jovi has been continually recognized for his skill, ingenuity, diligence, and client service by leading industry ranking publications such as Chambers & Partners Global and USA, Legal 500 USA, The Best Lawyers in America and Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides.

Jovi participates in various legal and community organizations. He is the Secretary of the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce, and an active member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Before joining Holland & Knight, Jovi served as a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Office of Special Investigations, 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, where he worked on the energy project.

Jovi received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Juris Doctor degree from Boston College Law School, where he was a member of the International and Comparative Law Review. He is admitted
to practice law in Massachusetts and New York. He is a life-long sailor, inland, coastal, and offshore.

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