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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The evolving infrastructure needs require creative solutions. P3s will continue as a financing tool permitting the private and public sectors to work together.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New York University School of Law, J.D.
University of California, Berkeley, B.A.