Nancoo, Alethia N.

Alethia N. Nancoo


Alethia Nancoo’s practice focuses on public and project debt finance, with particular emphasis on infrastructure construction, airport, toll road and surface transportation, mixed-use multifamily housing, and water and sewer utility sectors.

Alethia advises various municipalities, public issuers, and authorities, nonprofit corporations, and investment banking institutions on a wide range of transactions in the United States and the Caribbean. She has been involved in all phases of P3 financings, and special and general obligation bond financings.

She is a frequent speaker at national conferences on P3 financings, airport and surface transportation financings in the context of US securities laws and regulations. Alethia also serves on numerous boards and associations and is involved in many economic initiatives targeting low income communities throughout the District of Columbia.


  • Advised the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority as bond and disclosure counsel in connection with its capital improvement program for Ronald Reagan Washington Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport.
  • Advised the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority in connection with the Dulles Toll Road Project in which pursuant to a lease agreement with the Commonwealth of Virginia the Airports Authority operates the toll road and leverages revenues to support the construction of Metrorail to Washington Dulles Airport.
  • Advised the City and County of Denver, Colorado, in connection with financings for the Denver International Airport.
  • Advised the Commonwealth of the Bahamas in connection with its privatization of Nassau International Airport.
  • Represented a bidder bidding on the P3 concession agreement for the Puerto Rico International Airport.
  • Advised a consortium on its bid for the proposed 50-year private operating concession of Chicago Midway Airport, including review of the Concession and Lease Agreement offered by the City of Chicago from the federal regulatory, tax, and public and private finance perspectives.
  • Advised Miami-Dade County, Florida, as bond and disclosure counsel for over 10 years in connection with its capital improvement programs for Miami Dade, including various transit system revenue and water and sewer bond issuances.
  • Served in key roles in connection with numerous public and private placement financings for the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Harrisburg International Airport, Lehigh Valley International Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Albuquerque International Airport, Miami International Airport, Nassau International Airport, and other large-hub airports in the United States and the Caribbean.
  • Advised the E-470 Public Highway Authority and Northwest Parkway Public Highway Authority with respect to their revenue bond issuances, and served as special counsel to Northwest Parkway Public Highway Authority in connection with its concession agreement with Brisa/CCR – Brisa Auto-Estradas de Portugal SA/Companhia de Concessoes Rodoviarias.
  • Advised the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency with respect to its mixed-use multifamily private placements and public financings; advised Colorado Housing and Finance Authority with respect to its multifamily and single-family housing bond issuances. 
  • Advised the City of Atlanta, Georgia, City of Houston, Texas, and City of Jacksonville, Florida, with respect to various revenue bond financings.
  • Participated in various District of Columbia general and income tax revenue secured debt financings.
  • Other representative experience includes serving as underwriter’s counsel in connection with the Baltimore Convention Center Hotel financing in the State of Maryland, and general counsel to the District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce.


  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D.
  • University of Maryland, M.Ed.
  • University of Maryland, B.A.


  • District of Columbia, 1998
  • Virginia

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Greater Washington Area Chapter Women Lawyers Division, National Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • National Association of Securities Professionals
  • Steering Committee, National Association of Bond lawyer’s Bond Attorney Workshop
  • Executive Committee, District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce
  • District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority
    • Former member, Board of Directors
    • Former member, Finance Committee
    • Former chairperson, Governance Committee

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