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, 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.

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.


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


My experience in housing focuses on the financing of multi-family projects being developed predominately in New York State, including issuing bonds over several years for the same project.

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.

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.

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.
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