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Jinjian Huang

Jinjian Huang


Jinjian Huang practices principally in the areas of corporate and real estate law, with emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, venture financing, real estate acquisition, disposition and financing. His clients include domestic and international companies at all stages of growth, as well as strategic and institutional investors.

Clients turn to him for his cross-cultural background, language capabilities and extensive experience in a wide range of cross-border transactions.

In the area of corporate transactions, Jinjian concentrates on providing strategic advice to companies to help them through critical junctures, from raising capital in private and public markets to deciding about company exit opportunities. He also often sits on the other side of the table, advising strategic and institutional investors on their debt and equity investment transactions.

In the area of real estate law, Jinjian regularly counsels commercial real estate investors, developers, lenders and financial institutions on acquisition, disposition, development, leasing, financing and joint venture matters related to office buildings, hotels and residential projects. Jinjian also has extensive experience 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 US.

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Corporate Transactions
  • A company that provides cloud-based, identity-centric network and server access solutions for IT and DevOps systems in its merger with an industry leader in remote IT solutions
  • A company with proprietary technology for ultrathin, non-hazardous and non-toxic printed batteries for IoT devices, sensors and wearables in its sale of the assets
  • A company that focuses on metal-organic frameworks in its sale of the company
  • A cosmetic products company on its sale of the company
  • A private equity fund in its US$23 million Series B investment in a predictive marketing and sales SaaS company
  • A film company in its US$200 million co-financing arrangement with a large media and entertainment corporation and the follow-on refinancing transaction
  • An underwriter in its first-of-kind securitization of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) bonds and its two follow-on transactions
  • 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
  • A large US hedge fund in its structured financing facility extended to a specialty finance company and its licensed subsidiary
  • A major developer in its tax equity financing for a US$200 million fund to acquire and own a portfolio of utility scale solar projects
  • A major financial institution in its tax equity investment for a US$150 million fund to acquire and own a portfolio of distributed generation solar projects
  • A major developer in its construction financing, tax equity financing and back-leverage financing for a 104 MW wind farm project in North Dakota
Real Estate Transactions
  • A bank in its lending for various hotel, office and mixed-use projects
  • A seller in the sale of an over 500-room hotel in Los Angeles
  • An owner of a 440-room hotel in connection with the branding and management of the hotel
  • A buyer in the acquisition of seven Class A office buildings in Santa Clara, California
  • A seller in the sale of an office building in San Francisco, California
  • A real estate developer in its acquisition of a 49-acre parcel of land for development in Santa Clara, California
  • A real estate developer in a US$210 million construction loan for the construction of a project in Burlingame, California
  • A real estate developer in a US$160 million securitization loan secured by a development land in Santa Clara, California
  • A Class A office building owner in a US$235 million securitization loan secured by a Class A office building in downtown San Francisco
  • A luxury hotel owner in a US$146 million securitization loan secured by a luxury hotel in Los Angeles
  • A real estate developer in connection with its development of a mixed use project that includes hotel, office, condo and retail space in downtown San Francisco
  • A major worldwide luxury hotel chain in its development, management, operation and branding of the hotel in the United States
  • A publicly traded Singapore company in its acquisition of a world-famous luxury hotel in San Francisco
  • The owner of a Class A office building in the financial district of San Francisco in connection with all of its leasing work
  • A French international industrial company in its acquisition of an industrial building in San Diego
  • A consortium of banks in an US$850 million private financing deal with the San Francisco 49ers for the new 49ers stadium in Santa Clara, California
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law
    cum laude
    Order of the Coif
    Thurston Honor Society
  • LL.M., American University, Washington College of Law
  • LL.B., Zhong Shan (Sun Yat-Sen) University


The Legal 500 United States has repeatedly recognized Jinjian for his work in the area of M&A: Middle-market (sub-US$500 million).


  • Presentation to the Delegation of Entrepreneurs and Industrial Investors from the Sichuan Province of China on Entering the U.S. Market, Product Liability & Environmental Litigation and Global Compliance & Investigations. DLA Piper’s Palo Alto office, December 19, 2019
  • "Preparing Life Sciences Companies for Chinese Opportunities," Office of Economic Development, Los Angeles, July 2017

Media Mentions

  • Crowdfunding your startup guide to EB-5 financing for startups Medium | May 25, 2017
  • Looking ahead to 2017:  Bay Area foreign investment and "The Trump Effect" Bisnow | November 23, 2016