Andrew V. Tenzer is a partner in Nutter’s Corporate Department and a member of the Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Workout practice group. Andrew focuses his practice on advising lenders, troubled companies, and buyers and sellers of distressed assets in chapter 11 reorganization and in out-of-court and cross-border restructurings. In addition, he frequently handles non-insolvency related syndicated financings, securitizations, and structured finance transactions. Andrew has extensive experience serving as a trusted legal adviser to domestic and multinational companies in a wide range of industries, including financial services, technology, manufacturing, energy, and retailing.
Notable Experience and Client Impact
- Wells Fargo, as agent for the prepetition and DIP lenders, in the chapter 11 and CCAA cases of Bumble Bee Foods LLC
- Citibank, N.A., as agent for the prepetition and DIP lenders, the chapter 11 cases of Arsenal Resources Development LLC
- Barclays PLC, as agent for the prepetition and DIP lenders, in the chapter 11 cases of Mattress Firm, Inc.
- Truist, as successor to SunTrust, as agent for the lenders in the UK administration and CCAA proceedings of Kew Media Group
- Bank of America, as agent for the senior secured lenders, in the chapter 11 cases of Open Road Films LLC
- Bank of America, as agent for the senior secured lenders, in the chapter 11 cases of The Weinstein Companies LLC
- White Oak Global Advisors LLC, as agent for the prepetition lenders, DIP lenders, and credit bidder, in the chapter 11 cases of Epic Companies, LLC
- Royal Bank of Canada, as agent for the pre-petition lenders and DIP lenders, in the chapter 11 restructuring of GST AutoLeather, Inc.
- The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and certain other government instrumentalities in their restructurings under the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act
- Barclays, as DIP lender to Toys R Us
- Great American Capital Partners, as agent, in the restructuring of loans to Sears Canada
- Great American Capital Partners, as agent, in the restructuring of loans to RadioShack/General Wireless
- Royal Bank of Canada, as agent, in the $3.5 billion exit financing for chapter 11 debtor Energy Futures Intermediate Holdings
- Royal Bank of Canada, as agent for the RBL lenders in the restructuring and chapter 11 cases of SandRidge Energy, Inc. and its affiliates
- Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, as agent for the ABL lenders in the chapter 11 cases of CHC Group, Inc. and its affiliates
- UBS, as agent for the revolving lenders in the restructuring and chapter 11 cases of Southcross Holdings and its affiliates
- Wells Fargo, in the chapter 11 cases of Allied Nevada Gold Corp. and its affiliates
- Great American Capital Partners, as term loan agent and lender in the chapter 11 cases of Hancock Fabrics and its affiliates
- Royal Bank of Canada, as agent for first lien lenders in the chapter 11 cases of Transtar Holding Corporation and its affiliates
- Royal Bank of Canada, in the chapter 11 cases of Breitburn Energy Partners and its affiliates
- Royal Bank of Canada, in the chapter 11 cases of Chaparral Energy and its affiliates
- Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, and other arrangers of over $6 billion in DIP and exit financings for American Airlines, Inc.
- Essar Global Fund Ltd., as plan sponsor and DIP lender, in the restructuring and chapter 11 cases of Trinity Coal Corporation
- Royal Bank of Canada in numerous out-of-court restructurings in the United States
- AIG, DDJ Capital Management, Goldentree, and Bennett Management, as secured creditors and DIP lenders, in the prepackaged chapter 11 reorganization of Haights Cross Communication
- Dekabank, as agent, in the chapter 11 reorganization of Parking Company of American Airports
- LBBW, as first lien agent, in the chapter 11 reorganization of Las Vegas mall owner FX Luxury Las Vegas I, LLC
- Deutsche Bank as agent to lenders for BMCA, a subsidiary of bankrupt G-I Holdings
- Credit Suisse as agent for DIP lenders to Quebecor World Inc. in its U.S. and Canadian reorganization proceedings
- HypoVereinsbank, as senior secured lender, in connection with the chapter 11 case of a major New York hotel
- Deutsche Bank, as agent, in the foreclosure of the Cosmopolitan hotel
- GT Advanced Technologies in its chapter 11 proceedings
- Urbi, one of the three largest homebuilders in Mexico, in its ongoing debt restructuring and concurso proceeding
- Consortium of 12 of the largest technology companies in the world, organized by Intellectual Ventures and RPX Corporation, in the acquisition and licensing of chapter 11 debtor Eastman Kodak Company’s digital imaging patents
- Chapter 11 Trustee in the cases of hedge fund manager GSC Group, Inc.
- Wachovia Bank, N.A. as agent for the senior secured and DIP lenders to Chesapeake Corp.
- WorldSpace, Inc. in its chapter 11 reorganization
- Dycom, Inc. as acquirer of chapter 11 debtor Southern Cable Services
- Tembec Inc., a Canadian paper manufacturer, in its proceedings under chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code
- Delphi Corp., as co-counsel on DIP financing matters, in its chapter 11 case
- SAVVIS Communications, a leading global information technology utility provider, in its acquisition of the assets of chapter 11 debtor Cable & Wireless USA, Inc.
- Dycom, Inc. as stalking horse bidder for assets of chapter 11 debtor Orius Corp.
- Showtime Networks in the bankruptcy of boxer Mike Tyson
- Siemens Energy & Automation in connection with its acquisition of chapter 11 debtor Acuity Cimatrix
- Siemens Energy & Automation in connection with its acquisition of chapter 11 debtor Robicon Corporation
- Spiegel Inc. and Eddie Bauer Inc., major U.S. and international retail and catalog merchants, in their chapter 11 reorganizations
Andrew routinely presents and writes on bankruptcy-related topics. He stays up to date on industry developments through his involvement in professional organizations, including:
- American Bar Association, member
- Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, member
Prior to joining Nutter, Andrew was a partner in the Financial Restructuring group at Paul Hastings for nine years. Previously, he was a partner in the Bankruptcy & Reorganization practice group at Shearman & Sterling for twelve years. He began his legal career at Willkie Farr.
News & Insights
- “40 Under 40,” Global Insolvency & Restructuring Review
Education & Admissions
Fordham University School of Law, J.D.
Harvard University, B.A.
- New Jersey
- New York
Andrew is a member of the American Bar Association and the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys.
- “40 Under 40,” Global Insolvency & Restructuring Review