Frances Ciesla McManimon practices in the areas of redevelopment, privatization of public water and wastewater systems, public finance and municipal law. Francie counsels clients throughout the redevelopment process, including the designation of redevelopment areas, the preparation and adoption of redevelopment plans, the designation of redevelopers and the negotiation of redevelopment and financial agreements. Francie’s practice includes the privatization of public water and wastewater systems including the preparation of procurement documents, the evaluation of proposals and the negotiation of concession and operating agreements. Francie also advises municipalities on right-of-way issues connected to the installation of telecommunications facilities. Francie has served as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and trustee’s counsel for public finance transactions undertaken by county and municipal government entities.  She has experience representing public entities in negotiated and competitive bond and note sales, conduit financings and current and advance refundings.

Francie received her J.D. from Seton Hall Law School and her B.A. degree in Political Science from Washington & Jefferson College.




  • Seton Hall Law School, J.D.
  • Washington & Jefferson College, B.A.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey