Overview

Joseph 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 water, social, and transportation sectors.

Prior to joining Nossaman, Joseph provided outside corporate counsel to clients operating and managing commercial, residential, and mixed-use real estate developments. In that capacity, he successfully assisted clients financing and procuring large construction projects, negotiating commercial agreements, and resolving litigation and other disputes.

Joseph 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, Joseph edited both the Emory International Law Review and Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review, and served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Kathleen Cardone in the Western District of Texas.

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Los Angeles Department of Sanitation - Clean Water Campus Project. A key member of the legal team advising the department in the negotiation and documentation of this P3 project under which a not for profit entity will design, build, operate and maintain the Clean Water Campus Project over a thirty year term. The new campus, which will accommodate LASAN staff, laboratory, research and other facilities will be built on City-owned property. A parking lot for LASAN staff will be built on adjacent property and further developed with retail space and additional parking to complete the Project.

Los Angeles Department of Public Works – Central Los Angeles Consolidated 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 Design-Build-[Finance]-Operate-Maintain 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 United States to achieve zero waste. Nossaman is advising the City Attorney on all aspects of the procurement including procurement strategy and structuring, drafting the DB[F]OM 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 advising 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.

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