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John P. Hensien

Member
Office

Detroit

500 Woodward Ave
Suite 3500
Detroit, MI 48226
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Fax: 313.309.6885
Education
J.D., University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1994
M.B.A., Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 1991
B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1988
State Bar Licenses
Michigan

John P. Hensien

Member

John P. Hensien is a member in the firm's Business Practice Group counseling a broad range of clients, from small closely-held companies to large public corporations. John serves as Co-chair of the firm’s Automotive & Manufacturing Practice Group and on the firm's Executive Committee.

Mergers and Acquisitions - John represents buyers and sellers, both public and private, with respect to the structuring, financing, negotiation and consummation of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and other business combinations.

Corporate Finance - John represents borrowers in a wide range of financing transactions, including secured and unsecured senior, mezzanine and subordinated debt facilities, venture capital financings and private securities offerings.

Commercial Transactions - John represents clients in a broad range of commercial transactions, including the development, manufacture, sale and distribution of goods, and the protection and licensing of intellectual property.

General Corporate Representation - John provides general business counseling to clients in a broad range of matters including strategic planning, directors' duties, shareholder rights and corporate governance.

Industry Expertise - John specializes in representing industrial manufacturers in corporate and commercial transactions. He has extensive experience in automotive, mining & exploration, plastics, specialty chemicals and fluid & material handling industries.

International Expertise - John regularly advises U.S. and foreign clients on cross-border and international transactions. He has worked on M&A and commercial transactions in Asia, Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe, Mexico and South America.

Prior to joining Clark Hill, John worked for NBD Bank (now JPMorgan Chase) as an Operations Analyst.

Representative Transactions

  • Advising a national healthcare IT service provider on the sale of its business to an international strategic buyer.
  • Advising a Tier 1 manufacturer of plastic automotive components on a capital restructuring with a private equity sponsor.
  • Advising a U.S. Tier 1 automotive supplier on a global joint venture with European and Asian Tier 1 suppliers of similar components.
  • Advising a national mobile phone protection plan provider on a sale and recapitalization transaction.
  • Advising a specialty chemical manufacturer on the transfer of environmental liabilities and related assets.
  • Advising an industrial manufacturer on the sale of its plastics pipe business a Swiss piping systems manufacturer.
  • Advising a multinational mining products manufacturer on the restructuring of its global supply chain.
  • Advising the City of New York on a vehicle supply agreement with Nissan North America for the Taxi of Tomorrow.
  • Advising an automotive OEM client on a multi-billion dollar long term agreement to purchase major powertrain components from a German Tier 1 supplier.
  • Advising a multinational industrial manufacturer on the sales of non-core business units in Asia, Europe and North America.
  • Advising a Canadian Tier 1 automotive supplier on the acquisition of an OEM vehicle assembly facility from a U.S. Tier 1 automotive supplier.
  • Advising a U.S. steel manufacturer on the purchase of industrial manufacturing equipment from a Japanese supplier.
  • Advising a Tier 1 automotive supplier on the dissolution of a global logistics joint venture with an OEM.
  • Advising automotive suppliers in the analysis, negotiation and modification of OEM and Tier 1 customer purchasing terms and conditions.
  • Advising automotive suppliers on OEM and Tier 1 customer bankruptcies.

 

 

 

Memberships
State Bar of Michigan
Experiences

Advising a national healthcare IT service provider on the sale of its business to an international strategic buyer

Advising a Tier 1 manufacturer of plastic automotive components on a capital restructuring with a private equity sponsor

Advising automotive suppliers in the analysis, negotiation and modification of OEM and Tier 1 customer purchasing terms and conditions

Advising automotive suppliers on OEM and Tier 1 customer bankruptcies.

Advising a multinational industrial manufacturer on the sales of non-core business units in Asia, Europe and North America. 

Advising a Canadian Tier 1 automotive supplier on the acquisition of an OEM vehicle assembly facility from a U.S. Tier 1 automotive supplier. 

Advising a multinational mining products manufacturer on the restructuring of its global supply chain. 

Advising an industrial manufacturer on the sale of its plastics pipe business a Swiss piping systems manufacturer. 

Advising a specialty chemical manufacturer on the transfer of environmental liabilities and related assets. 

Advising a U.S. steel manufacturer on the purchase of industrial manufacturing equipment in excess of $100 million from a Japanese supplier. 

Advising a Tier 1 automotive supplier on the dissolution of a global logistics joint venture with an OEM. 

Advising a U.S. Tier 1 automotive supplier on a global joint venture with European and Asian Tier 1 suppliers of similar components. 

Advising the City of New York on a vehicle supply agreement with Nissan North America for the Taxi of Tomorrow. 

Assisting automotive suppliers with the analysis and resolution of recall and product warranty claims. 

Advising an automotive OEM client on a multi-billion dollar long term agreement to purchase major powertrain components from a German Tier 1 supplier. 

Advising a national mobile phone protection plan provider on a sale and recapitalization transaction.