Edward J. McManimon, III received his undergraduate degree in government from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. in 1968 and served on the Board of Governors of the Georgetown Alumni Association.  He also attended Georgetown University Law Center, where he obtained a J.D. in 1971.  He is the recipient of the John Carroll Award and the William Gaston Award, the two highest alumni awards of Georgetown University.

Ed began his legal career as the law secretary for the Honorable George H. Barlow of the United States District Court in Trenton.  Following this judicial clerkship, he became associated with Kraft & Hughes, where he became a partner in 1977.  The successor firms of Kraft & McManimon and McManimon & Scotland were formed in 1987 and 1992, respectively, and now are known as McManimon, Scotland & Baumann.

Ed devotes substantially all of his time to providing advice to municipalities, counties, school districts and governmental authorities in connection with their capital financing and related governmental requirements. He works extensively in analyzing, developing and implementing financial plans for redevelopment areas throughout New Jersey, and in the privatization of public water, wastewater and solid waste systems including the preparation of procurement documents and the evaluation of proposals and the negotiation of agreements for the sale, leasing and/or operations of such public facilities by investor-owned and/or other non-regulated private utility companies.

Ed has been involved in various professional and bar association activities, as well as community and political activities.  He was honored by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of the recipients of its Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award.[1] He is a member of the Local Government Law Section of the New Jersey Bar Association and has been a member of the Institute of Municipal Attorneys and serves as special counsel to the League of Municipalities in connection with public finance and redevelopment matters. He has been a frequent lecturer on the law of municipal finance, including debt management courses and programs on behalf of the New Jersey League of Municipalities, the New Jersey Authorities Association, the New Jersey Government Finance Officers Association, the Association of County Finance Officers, the New Jersey Association of Counties, the New Jersey Clerks Association and the New Jersey Institute for Professional Development.



[1] A description of the selection methodology can be found at: https://www.law.com/njlawjournal/2018/02/13/nj-professional-excellence-guidelines-and-documents/.  No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
  • Georgetown University, B.A.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey


  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • - Former Local Government Chairman
  • - Former Public Finance Subcommittee Chairman
  • Government Finance Officers Association
  • County Finance Officers Association
  • National Bond Attorneys Association
  • New Jersey Institute of Municipal Attorneys


  • Selected as a “Super Lawyer” in 2008, 2009 and 2010
  • - This is an honor given to fewer than five percent of the state’s most respected attorneys.
  • Georgetown University - Highest Alumni Awards
  • - William Gaston Award
  • - John Carroll Award
  • Notre Dame High School Hall of Fame