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, co-chair of the group’s New Markets Tax Credit practice, and national co-chair of the LGBTQ+ Affinity Group. He helps a wide array of lenders, investors, nonprofits, community development entities, and developers in new markets tax credit transactions designed to promote development in underserved markets. His practice covers diverse clients with unique funding needs and opportunities. Related, recent matters include transactions involving rural broadband projects, manufacturing facilities, farmers’ cooperatives, and start- up hubs connecting businesses with workers in urban centers.

What do you focus on?

New Markets Tax Credits

I coordinate all aspects of complex NMTC 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.


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. I routinely meet with leaders from the Partnership for Job Creation, the NMTC Working Group, and the New Markets Tax Credit Coalition to advocate for funding in our low-income communities.

Giving Back

In addition to my paid legal work, I dedicate time to pro bono causes that impact communities in need. Some of my most meaningful work concerned an organization needing exempt, nonprofit status to continue providing vital health care education and training, and one dedicated to supporting LGBTQ workers in the trucking industry. My pro bono work allows me to work outside my immediate practice area, including projects exploring voting rights, which builds on the time I spent working as a legal clerk for the Federal Election Commission.

What do you see on the horizon?

With increased attention on how the federal government allocates resources, community development programs, like the New Markets Tax Credit Program, will need to demonstrate sustainability and developers, investors, and local communities will need to adapt to and adopt new investment strategies to take advantage of new programs being implemented at a local, state, and national level.


  • “Hot Topics,” Novogradac 2021 New Markets Tax Credit Virtual Conference, Webinar, January 2021
  • “COVID-19's Impact on NMTCs,” Novogradac 2020 New Markets Tax Credit Fall Virtual Conference, October 29, 2020


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


    Cody was chosen as a Truman Scholar (public service leadership fellowship) and served as a Truman Governance Fellow .
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