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Nossaman LLP

Youju Min

Of Counsel

T 213.612.7804
F 213.612.7801
777 South Figueroa Street, 34th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Ms. Min is an experienced project finance and development lawyer specializing in public-private partnerships and has worked in five major cities globally representing developers, investors, sponsors, lenders and underwriters in award-winning infrastructure projects across the world.

Ms. Min has represented P3 clients from the RFP stage throughout commercial close and financial close on large complex P3 transactions in the United States and worked with leading P3 financial advisors in devising innovative financing and securitization structures for P3 projects. 

Prior to joining Nossaman, Ms. Min worked as a P3 lawyer in New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo offices of two top-tier international law firms. 

Representative Work

  • Texas Department of Transportation.  Represented TxDOT in the procurement of a proposed $1.8 billion design-build-maintain project to manage vehicle congestion, promote efficient use of existing transportation facilities and improve regional mobility along I-35 from I-410 South to FM 1103.
  • RCTC I-15 Express Lanes Project.  Represented Riverside County Transportation Commission in connection with the design and construction of I-15 Express Lanes, Express Lanes Connector and SR-91 Retrofit Project.
  • I-4 Ultimate Highway Project.  Represented the sponsor consortium for the the commercial and financial close of the $2.2 billion I-4 Ultimate Highway project. Awarded PFI 2014 Americas Transportation Deal of the Year and IJGlobal 2014 Americas Transportation Deal of the Year.
  • Portsmouth Bypass Project.  Represented Portsmouth Gateway Group consortium from bidding stage to the commercial and financial close of the Portsmouth Bypass Project consisting of construction and finance of 16-mile highway in Scioto County, Ohio.
  • State Street Redevelopment Project.  Represented the lenders in a hybrid bank and private placement financing structure that reached commercial and financial close on an accelerated schedule within less than 8 weeks of announcement of the preferred bidder 2016.
  • Purple Line Light Rail Project.  Advised Maryland Transit Connector, a shortlisted sponsor consortium in their bid for the $2 billion (capital cost) light rail system that will significantly ease travel between the Maryland suburbs and Washington, D.C. The Purple Line Light Rail system will run 16.2 miles between Bethesda and New Carrollton with 21 new stations along the route. Construction commenced in 2017 and completion is expected in spring 2022. 
  • Transform 66 P3 Project.  Advised the shortlisted bidder Express Partners in relation to the I-66 P3 Project to build express toll lanes and other improvements along 22.5 miles of Interstate 66 outside the Capital Beltway in Northern Virginia.
  • Howard County Circuit Courthouse. Advised a shortlisted bidder in connection with the consortium's bid of design, construction, financing, operations, maintenance and management services of the new Howard County Circuit Courthouse and parking structure in Howard County, Maryland.
  • Phoenix Metropolitan Area Freeway Lighting P3 Project.  Advised a shortlisted bidder in connection with their bid for upgrading of approximately 17,000 luminaires to Light-Emitting Diode technology with remote monitoring and controls and fit more than 3,000 LED luminaires installed by others with remote monitoring and controls, covering approximately 300 miles of controlled access highway throughout the greater Phoenix area, including the Interstate 10 Deck Park Tunnel.
  • Automated Fare Collection System 2.0 Project.  Represented Greater Boston Mobility Partners consortium as shortlisted bidder in connection with the Automated Fare Collection System 2.0 Project procured by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority which replaces MBTA’s existing CharlieCard and CharlieTicket and allow riders to use smart phones, bank cards, and/or a new MBTA fare card to access all MBTA services.
  • Project Neon. Advised a shortlisted bidder in Project Neon – P3 Phase which consisted of constructing highway improvements in the City of Las Vegas, Nevada in their negotiation of project agreements.
  • JBIC and Japanese commercial banks – Various project finance transactions including:
    • Financing of a new-build LNG carrier to be chartered to Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.
    • Financing of the modernization of a refinery plant in Kazakhstan.
    • Financing of Continuous Annealing and Processing Line in Jamshedpur, India.
    • Provision of buyer's credit to The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania.
    • Provision of loan facility to a Japanese steel company for the establishment of a continuous galvanizing line plant in Thailand.
    • Provision of loan facility to Nippon Steel Corporation for the establishment of a production facility for steel pipes in Mexico.
Youju  Min
Youju  Min

Practices

Education

J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2007

B.S., Korea University, 2004, highest distinction

Admissions

California

Illinois

New York

Professional Affiliations

Women’s Infrastructure Network

Asian American Bar Association of New York

Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York

Languages Spoken

Korean

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