Jeffrey S. Tenen

Jeffrey S. Tenen: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Shareholder; Chair, Global Aircraft & Equipment Finance and Leasing at Greenberg Traurig, LLP (1984 Attorneys)
  • MetLife Building, 200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10166
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Jeffrey is Chair of the Global Aircraft & Equipment Finance and Leasing Practice, and a founding member of the Global Practice. His primary areas of practice are aircraft finance and leasing, cross-border structured lending and asset-based financing transactions, aviation, and international business and commercial transactions. He represents domestic and foreign air carriers, leasing companies and lenders on such matters as aircraft acquisitions, sales, leasing and financings (including export credit, capital markets and manufacturer supported financings, mortgage financings and cross-border leveraged lease financing transactions), spare parts and engine financings, aircraft operating lease transactions, progress payment financings, international development bank facilities, receivables and aircraft securitizations, fuel and currency hedging, comprehensive code share and marketing alliances, cargo handling agreements, computer reservation systems and similar agreements, commodity and service procurement agreements, airline mergers and acquisitions, regulatory matters before the Federal Aviation Administration and related corporate and commercial matters affecting airlines and leasing companies.


•Aircraft finance and leasing
•Structured finance
•Equipment leasing
•Asset-based lending
•Credit workouts
•Equipment acquisitions and dispositions
•International finance and banking
•Mergers and acquisitions
•International business transactions
•Cross-border joint ventures

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law; Derivatives and Futures Law; Transportation Law, 2006-2019
•Listed, Lawyer of the Year, Miami Securitization and Structured Finance, 2015
•Listed, Lawyer of the Year, Miami Derivatives and Futures Law, 2012, 2014 and 2018
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, Aviation, 2013-2018
•Team Member, Latin America Deal of the Year Award, AirFinance Journal, 2016
•Listed, Who’s Who Legal, Transport - Aviation Finance, 2015
•Listed, Legal Media Group’s Expert Guide for Aviation, 2013 and 2015
•Team Member, Corporate & Finance - International Counsel in Latin America (Florida-Based) Award, Chambers Latin America Awards, 2010, 2011, 2015 and 2016
•Team Member, Corporate/M&A - Law Firm of the Year, Chambers Latin America Awards, 2014
•Leader, team selected by Airfinance Journal for Regional Jet/Turboprop Deal of the Year Award, 2013
•Listed, Legal Media Group’s Expert Guide, Best of the Best (United States), 2013
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Asset Finance & Leasing, 2013
•Listed, Euromoney Expert Guides, Aviation, 2009-2013
•Listed, International Who's Who - Legal, 2009-2013
•Listed, Expert Guides, The Best of the Best USA, Aviation, 2009 and 2013
•Team Member, Latin Lawyer's Deal of the Year - Restructuring Award, 2012
•Member, team ranked as a top corporate law firm in Miami as selected by corporate directors, in the annual Legal Industry Research Study by Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc. (10th year), 2002-2009, 2011-2012
•Listed, Chambers Global, 2009 and 2011
•Member, team selected by Chambers and Partners for Focus on Latin America - Law Firm of the Year (Florida-Based) Award, Chambers Latin America Inaugural Awards for Excellence, 2009

(Also at Miami, FL Office)

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Transportation & Automotive
  • Aircraft & Equipment Finance
  • Structured Finance
  • Corporate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Latin American & Iberian Practice
  • Finance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
305.579.0727  Phone
212.801.6400  Fax
University Attended:
Tufts University, B.A., cum laude, 1982
Law School Attended:
The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1986
Year of First Admission:
1989, New York; 1987, Maryland; 1992, Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, American Bar Association

French and Fluent and Spanish and Fluent and Portuguese and Conversational
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Experience: Representative Matters: Counsel clients regarding the acquisition of several billion dollars of commercial transport category aircraft (including: A300, A320, B737, B767, B747, EMB 190).; Advised TACA International Airlines, S.A. in connection with first European Export Credit Agency supported financing of Airbus products to Latin America (an AirFinance Journal Deal of the Year for Latin America).; Representation of carriers and leasing companies in Exim, BNDES and European ECA transactions.; Advised COPA with respect to largest Eximbank supported facility to Panama for the acquisition of Boeing 737 New Generation equipment.; Advised TACA International Airlines, S.A. in connection with Amex/Visa receivables securitization.; Representation of various leasing companies in connection with numerous cross-border operating leases to carriers in Latin America, Europe and Asia.; Representation of airlines in Japanese, German and Swedish Leveraged Lease and French credit-bail financings and unwinds.; Representation of airlines in connection with data services and systems procurement and support contracts.; Representation of COPA and AeroRepublica in connection with their respective fleet expansion involving Embraer 190 aircraft.; Representation of VOLARIS in connection with its fleet expansion program in respect of Airbus A319 and A320 Aircraft.; Representation of Natixis in Eximbank supported financing to Asiana airlines.; Represented local venturer in securing and negotiating development bank credit facility for turn-key manufacturing plant in Argentina.; Representation of local venturer in financing participation in Central American hydroelectric project.
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