Christopher B. Langhart practices in the area of public finance, tax, securities and redevelopment
Chris’s primary practice area is public finance and he has served in various capacities for public finance transactions undertaken by state, county and municipal government entities. He has served as bond counsel, trustee’s counsel, underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel, letter of credit bank counsel and disclosure counsel. He has represented the State of New Jersey and various public entities in the State including the New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority, the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Authority, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, the New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority, the Bergen County Utilities Authority, the Hudson County Improvement Authority, the Bergen County Improvement Authority, the Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority, the Housing Authority of the City of Newark and the North Bergen Municipal Utilities Authority. Such representation has involved a broad range of transactions, including conduit financings, negotiated and competitive bond and note sales, borrowings through the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust and current and advance refundings including forward deliveries. Chris serves as the firm’s “Blue Sky“ counsel and regularly provides advice and opinions relating to both the offer and sale of securities as well as to the registration and reporting requirements for broker-dealers and individual brokers doing business (both directly and indirectly) in the United States and its territories.
Prior to joining McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC in 2003, Chris was associated with the firm of Hawkins, Delafield & Wood in New York. He has also served as the Deputy Corporation Counsel for the City of New Rochelle, NY and as an Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of Huntington, NY.
Chris received his J.D. from Pace University School of Law in 1992 and his B.A. degree in English from the State University at Albany in 1988.He is admitted to practice law in the states of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York State and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Chris is a member of the State Bar Association of New Jersey and is both a member of, and speaker for, the National Association of Bond Lawyers, and lectures annually on issues such as arbitrage, refundings, private activity bonds, conduit financings, ethics, securities law and the role of counsel in public transactions.
Chris is an elected member of the Westfield Board of Education, a member of the legislative committee of the New Jersey Association of Environmental Authorities and he has served on the Westfield YMCA Board of Trustees.