Matthew Tenney is a member of the business and finance practice group with an emphasis on business organization and structuring, mergers and acquisitions, securities, and commercial finance and leasing. His practice includes a broad range of corporate counseling and transactions, including drafting and negotiating commercial lending transactions, licensing agreements, distribution agreements, employment and consulting agreements, loan and security agreements, and confidentiality agreements. He has substantial experience in merger and acquisition transactions, including purchase agreement drafting, due diligence investigations and disclosure schedule preparation, ancillary agreement drafting, and transaction closings. Mr. Tenney assists publicly held clients with securities disclosure obligations in a variety of contexts, including periodic reporting obligations, proxy solicitations, SEC registrations, as well as compliance with capital market regulations and corporate governance matters. He also advises clients in the energy and refining industry with respect to contract drafting and negotiation, service and supply contracts, and related risk management issues.
Mr. Tenney has extensive experience in aircraft financing, acquisition and leasing transactions. His aircraft experience includes advising, drafting and closing more than twenty leveraged acquisitions of new aircraft from Bombardier, more than eighty aircraft and engine leasing transactions, and various other transactions involving financing, FAA, and Uniform Commercial Code lien matters.
Representative clients include: SkyWest, Inc. (including SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines), Merit Medical Systems, Inc., DW Healthcare Partners, and Holly Refining and Marketing Company.
Mr. Tenney currently serves on the Board of Trustees (executive and artistic committees) of Hale Centre Theatre, on the Board of Trustees (executive committee) of the Sandy Arts Guild, and on the Board of the Salt Lake Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. Prior to law school, he earned a B.A. degree in Music from Brigham Young University (cum laude), and an M.A. degree in Arts Administration as well as an MBA degree from the University of Cincinnati (www.ArtsAdminMBA.com). He was previously Development Manager for the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespearean Festival. Away from work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and six children, running (finisher: St. George Marathon 2012, 2010, 2008), and an annual trip to summit Mt. Whitney in southern California (14,495 ft).
Publications & Presentations:
- Public and Emerging Growth Companies May be Subject to New Auditing Communication Standards Later this Year, October, 2012
- “When Does A Party Prevail? A Proposed ‘Third-Circuit-Plus’ Test for Judicial Imprimatur,” 2005, BYU Law Review 429.