Nossaman LLP

Linda N. Cunningham


T 512.651.0662
F 512.651.0670
919 Congress Avenue, Suite 1050
Austin, TX 78701

Linda Cunningham specializes in the areas of infrastructure development and private-public partnerships. She assists public and private infrastructure project owners in developing procurement documents, identifying and allocating risks, and negotiating and drafting contract documents. She also advises transportation and transit agencies on general transactional and financing issues, matters related to construction agreements and claims resolution, and issues related to the development of intelligent vehicle highway systems.

In addition, Ms. Cunningham has represented a variety of business clients, local governmental agencies, and water agencies in connection with environmental due diligence, compliance issues and cleanups, settlements, and water treatment and distribution projects.

Representative Work

Texas Department of Transportation – CDA Program. Serving as special counsel for the Department's innovative public-private partnership program, including development of terms for TxDOT's template toll concession agreements, and advising in connection with the procurement of comprehensive development agreements, design-build contracts, and concession agreements. Assisting with procurement and negotiation of a 50-year concession agreement for the approximately $4 billion SH 121 project in Dallas.

Texas Department of Transportation – Trans-Texas Corridor I-35 High Priority Project. Assisting with the procurement and negotiation of a comprehensive development agreement for the 400-mile $40 billion Trans-Texas Corridor 35, including an initial concession agreement for the approximately $1.1 billion SH 130, Segments 5 & 6 toll road. Advising TxDOT regarding contract administration issues in connection with the project.

Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Served as outside counsel to MTA on several transactions in their joint development program, including the development of telecommunications facilities and mixed use redevelopment projects located in downtown Los Angeles. Responsibilities included negotiation and drafting of fiber optics installation and easement agreements, and negotiation of redevelopment project modifications.

Orange County Transportation Corridor Agencies. Represented the TCAs in connection with right of way acquisition and other matters. Responsibilities included negotiation and drafting of easements and property acquisition agreements, and providing advice in connection with toll collection enforcement procedures and federal funding requirements.

Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster. Represented the Watermaster in negotiating and drafting of project documents for an innovative public/private $300 million water supply and groundwater remediation project in the San Gabriel Valley.

Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority. Represented the Authority in connection with pipeline and other utility relocations for the Alameda Corridor. Responsibilities included the negotiation and drafting of relocation agreements with utility owners and advising the Authority in connection with other related matters including easements, licenses, leases and the impact of franchise law.

Las Vegas Monorail. Represented the project sponsors in the negotiation of design-build-operate-maintain contract documents for the $650 million fixed guideway monorail system through the Las Vegas Strip Corridor.

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J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1986

B.A., University of Nevada, Reno, 1980




Professional Affiliations

International Right of Way Association, Past President of Los Angeles Chapter

Women's Transportation Seminar

American Bar Association

Texas Bar Association

California State Bar Association

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