During his time with the Department of Transportation, Juan served on the DOT’s internal committee for autonomous and electric vehicles and emerging technology rule making, the White House Committee on 5G technology, the Northeast Corridor Commission, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Streamlining committee, the Regulatory Reform Task Force, the Board of Union Station and was instrumental in forming the Non-Traditional Technology (NETT) Council.
His work as senior advisor and counsel to the Build America Bureau saw Juan advising on Private Activity Bonds (PABs), Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing (RRIF) loans, Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loans and funding for all modes of transportation. Juan was a final decision maker for Federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation as a member of the Credit and Finance Council, and he was also on the senior review team (SRT) at the U.S. Department of Transportation which awarded all of the Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) and Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD, formerly TIGER) grants.
Juan built relationships with many organizations in the Native American community through his work as an advisor to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. He has supported the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians, the Sonoma County Indian Health Project, the Yochadehe Dehe Wintun Nation, the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, the Department of Health and Human Services Tribal Advisory Committee, the National Indian Health Board and the California Rural Indian Health Board.
Juan’s experience also includes several executive branch roles vital to New York City real estate, including general counsel to the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals and counsel to the New York City Loft Board, Office of the Mayor.
His clients come from a range of sectors, including residential and commercial developers, national retailers, not-for-profit institutions, corporations, educational institutions, restaurants and entertainment facilities. Juan works closely with New York City’s legislative leaders, city agencies and administrative departments as he assists clients navigating regulatory and discretionary governmental approvals. He has obtained variances, rezonings, landmarks, special permits and Department of Buildings approvals throughout New York City and, in particular, Manhattan.