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, Joe successfully assisted clients financing and procuring large construction projects. He also negotiated numerous commercial agreements and was called upon frequently to resolve litigation and other disputes.

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, and served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Kathleen Cardone in the Western District of Texas.



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 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.

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, two separate procurements for organics processing facilities (OPFs), including one at the Central Los Angeles Recycling and Transfer Station (CLARTS). The OPFs are critical to the City's Sustainable City 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 OPFs 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.

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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