Jinjian Huang

Jinjian Huang is a transactional partner in Nixon Peabody’s San Francisco office. He practices principally in the areas of corporate and real estate law, with emphasis on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing, real estate acquisition and development and renewable energy project finance. His clients include domestic and international companies at all stages of growth, as well as strategic and institutional investors.

As an active member of the firm’s Asia-Pacific practice, Jin works extensively with clients from the Greater China Region, helping them successfully navigate investment, acquisitions and expansion in the U.S. market. His cross-cultural background, language capabilities and extensive experience have made him a sought-after counsel to work with clients on a wide-range of cross-border transactions.

What do you focus on?

Understanding that law is often a means to advance business objectives, I strive to act as a trusted business advisor to my clients by combining my deep knowledge of the law, astute attention to detail and ability to see the “big-picture” to conform to particular client expectations. I value long-term client relationships and am committed to treating each of my clients, whether large or small, with significant personal attention.

Corporate Transactions

I am dedicated to helping my clients grow and close more deals. My corporate practice focuses on providing strategic advice to companies to position them for and help them through critical junctures, from raising capital in private and public markets to deciding about company exit opportunities. I also often sit on the other side of the table advising strategic and institutional investors on their debt and equity investment transactions.

My recent representations include advising energy industry developers, tax equity investors and lenders on the development and project finance of some of the largest solar and wind projects constructed to date in the U.S.

Real Estate

I regularly counsel commercial real estate investors, developers, lenders, and financial institutions on acquisition, disposition, development, leasing, financing and joint venture matters related to office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, and residential projects.

What do you see on the horizon?

The world is more interconnected than ever. Today’s enterprises are seeing their operations expand across the borders in ways never imagined. The pace of cross-border investment is expected to continue to accelerate. Navigating business, legal and regulatory landscapes across borders is essential to achieve business goals. Our team continues to work in tandem to help clients confidently adapt to such challenges with state-of-the-art solutions.

Representative transactions

Corporate Transactions

  • Represented a film company in their $200 million co-financing arrangement with a large media and entertainment corporation and the follow-on refinancing transaction.
  • Represented underwriter in its first-of-kind securitization of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) bonds and its two follow-on transactions.
  • Represented a leading designer and developer of branded sports equipment in its acquisition of a Southern California-based designer and developer of innovative sporting goods and action sports products.
  • Represented a large U.S. hedge fund in its structured financing facility it extended to a specialty finance company and its licensed subsidiary.
  • Represented a major developer in connection with its tax equity financing for a $200 million fund to acquire and own a portfolio of utility scale solar projects.
  • Represented a major financial institution in connection with its tax equity investment for a $150 million fund to acquire and own a portfolio of distributed generation solar projects.
  • Represented a major developer in connection with its construction financing, tax equity financing and back-leverage financing for a 104 MW wind farm project in North Dakota.

Real Estate Transactions

  • Represented a major worldwide luxury hotel chain in connection with its development, management, operation, and branding of the hotel in the United States.
  • Represented a publicly traded Singapore company in its acquisition of a world-known luxury hotel in San Francisco.
  • Represented owner of a Class A office building in the financial district of San Francisco in connection with all of its leasing work.
  • Represented a French international industrial company in its acquisition of an industrial building located in San Diego.
  • Represented a consortium of banks in an $850 million private financing deal with the San Francisco 49ers for the new 49ers stadium in Santa Clara, CA.


  • “Preparing Life Sciences Companies for Chinese Opportunities,” Office of Economic Development, Los Angeles, July 2017
  • “Corporate investment with China and Europe and the potential impacts of the Trump administration,” Nixon Peabody Annual MCLE Seminar, San Francisco, January 2017

Crowdfunding your startup guide to EB-5 financing for startups

Medium | May 25, 2017

San Francisco M&A and corporate transactions partner Jinjian Huang and associate Sterling Chan co-authored this column about how startups can leverage the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program as a source of financing.

Looking ahead to 2017: Bay Area foreign investment and ‘The Trump Effect'

Bisnow | November 23, 2016

San Francisco M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jinjian Huang and director of global strategies David Kaufman are mentioned in this article about a roundtable held at the firm’s San Francisco office which covered potential effects the Trump presidency may have on Asian investments in the Bay Area.


Jinjian Huang


San Francisco

Phone: 415-984-8325

Fax: 844-353-8749

University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., cum laude; Order of the Coif; Thurston Honor Society

American University, Washington College of Law, LL.M.

Zhong Shan (Sun Yat-Sen) University (China), LL.B.


New York


Mandarin Chinese

Jinjian has been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2017 editorial for M&A/Corporate and commercial - M&A: Middle-market (sub-$500m).

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