Joseph P. Baumann, Jr. is Chairman of McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC. He concentrates his practice in all aspects of redevelopment and development law, with a strong emphasis on complicated projects involving numerous stakeholders, difficult sites, complex capital stacks and extensive public sector involvement.
Having spent almost 30 years bringing these types of projects to completion gives Joe a unique ability to assist clients in navigating the often difficult public-private negotiations inherent in such projects. In such projects, Joe provides strategic and legal guidance designed to produce results for his clients. He represents public and private clients throughout New Jersey and in most every county, and has been counsel for signature projects that are transforming municipalities, such as Bayonne, Bloomfield, Carteret, Cranford and Atlantic City.
Joe also has experience in all aspects of public sector law, with a particular emphasis on public finance. He has represented the State, its agencies and numerous municipalities, counties, boards of education and authorities, as well as underwriters and trustees. Such representation has involved a broad range of transactions, including negotiated and competitive, special obligations and general obligations, current and advance refundings, and all aspects of redevelopment-related financings.
Joe received his B.A. degree in government, with a second major in business administration, from the University of Notre Dame, in l984. He received his J.D. degree from Rutgers University Law School, cum laude, in 1987, where he served on the staff of the Rutgers Camden Law Journal.