Cody S. Rogers - Community Development Finance - Nixon Peabody LLP

Cody S. Rogers

Cody Rogers is an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Community Development Finance group. He helps a wide array of lenders, investors and developers in new markets tax credit transactions and opportunity zones designed to promote development in underserved markets.

What do you focus on?

New Markets Tax Credits

I coordinate all aspects of complex new markets tax credit transactions from the kickoff call to closing binder with the objective of closing the transaction as efficiently as possible while managing my clients’ particular risks. My clients include leverage lenders, institutional investors, community development entities and project sponsors.


With years of experience working for a United States senator, I keep a close eye on the pulse of the legislative branch with a particular focus on issues relating to the new markets tax credit program.

Opportunity Zones

Throughout the debate and ultimate passage of tax reform, I closely followed the development of the Opportunity Zone program. From speaking on the topic at national conferences to assisting clients form some of the first Qualified Opportunity Funds, I am at the forefront of this new and exciting area of community development.

What do you see on the horizon?

With increased attention being paid to how the federal government allocates its resources, the sustainability of community development programs like the New Markets Tax Credit Program will need to be demonstrated and developers, investors and local communities will need to be adaptable in adopting new investment strategies to take advantage of new programs like Opportunity Zones.


Cody S. Rogers


Washington, DC

Phone: 202-585-8221

Fax: 844-662-4433

University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.

University of Sydney Law School

University of Utah, B.A., summa cum laude


District of Columbia


  • Truman Scholar
  • Truman Governance Fellow
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