Overview

Joe Gillman is an infrastructure attorney with substantial experience in construction, real estate, finance and general corporate matters. At Nossaman, he helps clients execute complex and innovative projects in the social, water and transportation sectors. His experience includes public works competitive bidding requirements and processes, tax credit financing, long-term real estate instruments and drafting procurement and contract documents relating to public-private partnerships and other alternative delivery methods. Most recently, Joe worked on the CLARTS DBFOM project and the East County Advanced Water Purification Project.

Joe is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and he earned a joint J.D./M.B.A. from the Emory School of Law. During law school, he edited both the Emory International Law Review and Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review. He also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Kathleen Cardone in the Western District of Texas.

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Los Angeles Department of Public Works – Central Los Angeles Recycling Transfer Station (CLARTS). Key member of the legal team serving as outside legal advisor to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, assisting with the procurement of a DBFOM contract by the City’s Bureau of Sanitation, to develop an organics processing facility (OPF) for the Central Los Angeles Recycling and Transfer Station (CLARTS). The OPF at CLARTS is critical to the City's Sustainable City Plan (pLAn) which calls for the creation of an anaerobic digester and/or food waste pre-processing facility to better manage organic waste by 2025. The OPF would help divert organic waste from landfills and allow Los Angeles to become the first big city in the U.S. to achieve zero waste. Nossaman is advising the City Attorney on all aspects of the procurement including procurement strategy and structuring, drafting the DBFOM contract and associated procurement documents, risk analysis and advising on state and local requirements.

East County Advanced Water Purification (ECAWP) Joint Powers Authority (JPA) – East County Advanced Water Purification Project. Key member of the legal team providing day-to-day support to the JPA in the development of four progressive-design-build / operate packages which will provide East San Diego County with a new, safe, sustainable and drought-proof water supply using state-of-the-art technology and potable reuse. ECAWP is a collaborative partnership between the Padre Dam Municipal Water District, the San Diego County Sanitation District, the City of El Cajon and Helix Water District through a JPA Agreement. Once online, the ECAWP Project is anticipated to treat the combined 2025 wastewater flow of approximately 15 million gallons per day and produce up to 12,880 acre-feet per year or 11.5 MGD, of new, safe, reliable and locally controlled potable water supply. This represents approximately 30% of East County’s water demand.

Los Angeles Department of Sanitation – Clean Water Campus Project. Key member of the legal team advising the department in the negotiation and documentation of this P3 project for design, construction, operation and maintenances of the Clean Water Campus Project over a 30-year term. The transaction is planned to be developed by a non-profit entity. The new campus will accommodate LASAN staff, laboratory, research and other facilities.

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