Nossaman LLP

Stanley S. Taylor


T 415.438.7224
F 415.398.2438
50 California Street, 34th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Stan Taylor is a transactional attorney specializing in local and regional transportation agencies governance and compliance, as well as the funding and financing of transportation projects. He represents public agencies using traditional and innovative methods of project delivery and development. As head of Nossaman's Northern California infrastructure practice, he has worked on innovative programs such as the Translink® universal fare card program and solutions to complex issues such as the Doyle Drive congestion pricing project.

Mr. Taylor has a detailed understanding of the public transportation funding landscape and skillfully advises clients about how to obtain government funding or generate additional revenues through sales tax programs. He has a demonstrated ability to draw on his prior experience with complex corporate transactions, including; mergers and acquisitions, organizing public corporations as well as securities issuance and compliance, in order to craft workable solutions to multi-faceted issues.

Representative Work

San Francisco County Transportation Agency – General Counsel. Advising on procurement and contracting issues, funding and construction contracts, consultant agreements and related transactional and regulatory matters for more than $2 billion of transportation projects and programs.

San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority – General Counsel. Advising and representing the Authority on public meeting and public records issues, procurement and contracting issues, funding and the related transactional and regulatory issues.

City of Stockton – Public Asset Privatization. Served as project manager for the City for the privatization of two city-owned landfills, successfully managing a team of consultants to design and implement a procurement process for the asset transfer. The transaction is only the second successful privatization of publicly owned landfill assets in California.

Santa Clara County – County Sales Tax Program. Serving as special counsel to the County, implementing the County's Measure A/B sales tax program which will provide more than $1.5 billion for local transportation and transit infrastructure projects. Drafted and negotiated funding and co-management agreements between the County and the County Transportation Authority for joint implementation of the program.

Translink® Universal Fare Card Team – Special Counsel. Advised the team selected by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to implement governance structures for the Commission's Translink® universal fare card program, which, involved the Commission, Caltrans and more than 20 transit districts and agencies within the Bay Area. The governance project established structures to address joint management of the system, fare collection and disbursement issues, schedule synchronization and related issues. The program is the first large-scale implementation in the U.S. of a smart universal fare card for transit involving a large number of public agencies.

Alameda County Congestion Management Agency – Smart Corridor Intelligent Transportation System. Served as legal counsel in connection with governance and implementation issues related to a smart corridor intelligent transportation system program involving the Agency and more than 20 other municipalities, local transit districts, as well as state and regional transportation planning agencies. Drafted and negotiated cooperative agreements for the construction and implementation of smart corridor elements, and drafted a cooperative agreement for smart corridor management, maintenance and operations funding following completion and installation of the program elements.

California Asset Management Trust and California Asset Management Program – General Counsel. Providing general counsel services to the Trust, a joint powers authority government investment pool and a California common law trust, as well as to the Trust's program, CAMP, on public agency issues and issues related to the lawful investment of public agency surplus funds and bond proceeds.

Solano Transportation Authority, the Solano Transportation Improvement Authority, the Transportation Authority for Marin, the Transportation Agency for Monterey County and the Santa Cruz County Transportation Commission and other local transportation authorities – Special Counsel. Advised several Authorities on their efforts to adopt, implement and obtain voter approval for countywide sales tax programs for transportation projects. Consulted on entity formation and governance options, assisted in the implementation of governance options, advised on all legal and regulatory requirements for imposing sales taxes.

Awards & Honors

Named a Northern California "Super Lawyer" in the area of Transportation Law by San Francisco magazine
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J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 1971

L.L.M., New York University School of Law, 1975

A.B., University of California, Berkeley, 1968




Professional Affiliations

Bay Area Council Member: Board of Directors

California Transportation Foundation: Board of Directors

Contra Costa Council: Past President and current Member, Board of Directors

Friends of Cal Crew

Awards & Honors

Named a Northern California "Super Lawyer" in the area of Transportation Law by San Francisco magazine
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