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Philip Jonathan Tendler
Mr. Tendler focuses on corporate and project finance, including complex multitiered financings of mezzanine and subordinated debt. He also has experience in mergers and acquisitions, and corporate representation on governance matters. He has developed particular experience with firm clients active in many sectors of the energy and technology industries and has drafted and negotiated legal documentation and assisted in structuring and closing transactions in a variety of domestic and international markets.
In his governance practice, Mr. Tendler has advised boards of directors and audit committees, often during episodes of corporate transformation or special investigations, and with respect to their fiduciary and other duties in the post Sarbanes-Oxley era. Mr. Tendler has also represented investors in highly negotiated debt and equity investments in distressed companies where legal strategies have helped promote consensual deal-making among corporate stakeholders.
Some of his recent transactional matters include acting for: public and private investment funds in their leveraged acquisitions of mezzanine loans and junior loan participation interests, an ad hoc committee of common stockholders in an out of court restructuring and financing of a coal bed methane gas producer, the audit committee and independent directors of a publicly traded independent power producer, the sponsors on the project financing of an ethanol plant; an electric utility in its RFP for new generation resources in the western US; the lenders on the project financing of an industrial gas project in Trinidad; a major oil company in connection with new commercial supply arrangements in Russia; a Japanese trading company in an Indonesian LNG project; and a UK-based telecom company in its tender offer acquisition of a public US company.
As part of his pro bono practice, Mr. Tendler has served as counsel to, and as a member of, San Francisco’s Municipal Fiscal Advisory Committee to the Mayor.
He is a member of Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and before joining the firm, was a Securities Analyst in the Global Energy and Power Group at Schroders.
Bar Association of San Francisco; Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN); Municipal Fiscal Advisory Committee to the Mayor (MFAC); Advisory Board Member, The Institute of Energy Law (IEL)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Presenter, CLE “Project Finance M&A: How to Buy and Sell Projects” in San Francisco, CA (ABA Annual Meeting, August 10, 2013)
Moderator and panelist, “Evolving Trends in the Secured Lending Market: A Borrower's Perspective” in San Francisco, CA (September 20, 2012)
Presenter, 2011 Renewable Energy Markets Conference on in San Francisco, CA (November 16, 2011)
Presenter, “Exit Planning: What Every CEO, Business Owner and Board Advisor Needs to Know” in Silicon Valley, CA (March 26, 2010)