Mr. Nickerson represents clients in transportation, energy and sports-related transactional matters. He has more than 15 years of experience arranging and closing complex transactions involving project development and construction, debt financings and restructurings, equity investments, corporate and project acquisitions and dispositions, and partnerships and joint ventures.


Mr. Nickerson’s work includes representation of:

  • the U.S. Department of Transportation, as lender under the TIFIA program, in connection with:

    • financing for the Transform66 Outside the Beltway PPP in Virginia;
    • financing for the Portsmouth Bypass PPP in Ohio;
    • debt restructuring for the Pocahontas Parkway PPP in Virginia;
    • financing for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project (Silver Line Phase 2);
    • financing for the Downtown Crossing portion of the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges project;
    • financing for the C-470 Express Lanes Project in Denver, Colorado;
    • financing for the I-15 Managed Lanes project in Riverside County, California;
    • debt restructuring for the Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco;
    • financing for the U.S. 301 project in Delaware;
    • financing for the 183-S project in Texas; and
    • financing for the Chicago O’Hare International Airport consolidated rental car facility;
  • a primary contractor to a bidder for the MBTA Automated Fare Collection System PPP in Massachusetts;
  • a shortlisted consortium in the 2015 bankruptcy-related auction for the Indiana Toll Road concessionaire;
  • a developer in the sale of three late-development stage, utility scale, photovoltaic solar power projects in California;
  • Goldman Sachs in connection with an inverted lease tax equity financing for, and acquisition of, residential rooftop solar facilities;
  • lenders, borrowers and investors in sports-related transactions, including financings for the DC United, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings, and other sports-related investment and development transactions;
  • lenders to the winning bidder for the $2.5 billion proposed long-term concession of Midway Airport in Chicago, the first large air carrier hub airport to participate in the Federal Aviation Administration’s airport privatization pilot program;
  • the lenders to a shortlisted bidder for the PR-22/PR-5 long-term toll road concession in Puerto Rico;
  • the state of New Jersey in developing a $35 billion proposed public-private partnership for the state’s toll roads;
  • SolarReserve, LLC in connection with a $737 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy for the 110 MW Crescent Dunes concentrating solar power project near Tonopah, Nevada; and
  • the lenders in the $1.8 billion non-recourse financing of Phase II of Dabhol Power Company’s 2,450 MW generating station and liquefied natural gas regasification facility in India.



  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1997
  • M.A., Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, 1997
  • B.A., Georgetown University, 1992


  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Joshua B. Nickerson

Counsel, Energy and Infrastructure Projects; Sports