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.
Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Jade Turner-Bond is quoted in this article highlighting recent diversity efforts in California’s municipal bond industry. Jade is recognized for her work to help relaunch the African Americans in Public Finance affinity group and discusses lessons learned from her tenure on the Women in Public Finance Board of Directors. The article also mentions Los Angeles PBFN partner Angelica Valencia as the Vice President for Programming for Latinos in Public Finance, and San Francisco PBFN associate Dia Walrath as a member of the African Americans in Public Finance affinity group.
This article, which covers a debt restructuring of the Puerto Rico Highways and Transportation Authority outstanding indebtedness, mentions NP as legal advisors on the new indebtedness. The NP team includes Project Finance & Public Finance practice group leader Virginia Wong from New York, Washington, DC partners Mitch Rapaport and Carla Young, Los Angeles partner Angelica Valencia, New York associate Sebastian Torres-Rodriguez, and New York senior paralegals Carolyn Yi-Medina and Patrick McGovern, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group.
New York University School of Law, J.D.
University of California, Berkeley, B.A.
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