Angelica Valencia

Angelica Valencia is a partner in the Project Finance and Public Finance group and serves as bond counsel and underwriter's counsel in a variety of financings involving transportation, infrastructure, utilities, nonprofit corporations, public-private partnerships (P3), school districts, higher education, and multi-family housing projects.

What do you focus on?

Transportation & Infrastructure

My practice focuses on transportation, financing and infrastructure projects. I work closely with the Build America Bureau on its Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program, which provides financing for a range of transportation projects throughout the United States, and its Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing (RRIF) program, which provides loans and loan guarantees to finance the development of railroad infrastructure.

Public-Private Partnerships (P3)

I have supported many of the country’s largest and most complex P3 projects including, the LAX Automated People Mover and Long Beach Civic Center P3. My work for these projects have included coordinating the preparation of required financing documentation and credit rating submissions, as well as legal input on funding agreements and requirements.

Puerto Rico

Recently, much of my work has involved representing a number of agencies in Puerto Rico, including the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority, the Puerto Rico Highways and Transportation Authority and the Puerto Rico Sales Tax Financing Corporation.

Cultural Institutions

I also represent a number of 501(c)(3) foundations, non-profits, and cultural institutions as issuer and underwriter’s counsel in their taxable and tax-exempt bond offerings, supporting social and economic grants.


Counsel multiple school districts in financing construction and rehabilitation of schools in their communities.

What do you see on the horizon?

The evolving infrastructure needs require creative solutions. P3s will continue as a financing tool permitting the private and public sectors to work together.


  • Los Angeles International Airport Automated People Mover Project: Served as bond counsel on The Bond Buyer’s 2018 Far West Deal of the Year, which was awarded for its $1.2 billion financing for the Los Angeles International Airport Automated People Mover Project.
  • Agricultural Project: Represented investment bankers in connection with the financing of an innovative project in northern California referred to as the Cal Ag Project. The Project will process rice straw (the portion of the rice crop remaining after the rice has been harvested) and produce medium density fiberboard (MDF). The primary use of MDF is in the manufacturing of panel board used for cabinets and other building products.

Presentations & Publications

  • Speaker, “Transit Projects and Vehicle Delivery – What is the Best Approach for Owners?” Public-Private Partnership Conference & Expo, March 2020
  • Co-author, “Airport P3s – Looking down the runway,” Project Finance International, June 16, 2020

California sugarcane-to-ethanol plant verified green bond sale

The Bond Buyer | June 03, 2021

This article on the $575 million in bonds for California Ethanol + Power, which will fund the construction of the Sugar Valley Energy alternative fuel and energy plant to convert sugarcane into ethanol mentions NP as disclosure counsel. The NP team includes Los Angeles partners Dan Deaton and Angelica Valencia and New York City partner Scott Singer, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group.

Airport P3s – Looking down the runway

Project Finance International | June 16, 2020

Project Finance & Public Finance partners Roddy Devlin, in New York, and Angelica Valencia, in Los Angeles, contributed this article on their outlook on P3s in the airport industry, and the downstream effect of COVID-19 on new project development.

Rising stars: Angelica Valencia

The Bond Buyer | September 24, 2019

Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Angelica Valencia has earned recognition as a Rising Star from The Bond Buyer, a leading publication for municipal finance news. Angelica is also one of three honorees featured on this year’s supplement cover.

Valencia named Nixon Peabody partner as her role expands

The Bond Buyer | February 12, 2019

Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Angelica Valencia is featured in this story on her promotion to partner. Practice group leader Ken Lind is also quoted.


Angelica Valencia


Los Angeles

Phone: 213-629-6054

New York

Phone: 212-940-3758

Fax: 866-920-9642

New York University School of Law, J.D.

University of California, Berkeley, B.A.


New York


Angelica was selected for inclusion in the Bond Buyer’s Rising Stars list for 2019.
  • Board member, Learning Rights Law Center, Finance Committee
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