John B. (Jack) Hall serves as Counsel to the firm of McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC, and concentrates his general practice in the areas of commercial, corporate, real estate, banking, franchising, tax, energy matters, and legislation related thereto. In 2006 and 2009, he was named a “New Jersey Super Lawyer.” He has been involved in the drafting and enactment of such laws as the Business Retention Act (which included defending its constitutionality before the New Jersey Supreme Court), bulk sales of municipal tax liens, the reform of the Gross Receipts and Franchise Tax, the Energy Rate-Flex Act and Electric Discount and Energy Competition Act. Jack, a former Commissioner of Taxes and Assessments for the City of Paterson, served as either President or Secretary of the Board of Commissioners for over 14 years during which he was involved in defending over 1,000 appeals of assessments. Currently, he has successfully represented both taxpayers in prosecuting tax appeals and has acted as special counsel for municipalities in the defense of appeals. Jack is a former member of the Supreme Court Committee on the Tax Court, the Energy Master Plan Tax Subcommittee, has served two terms and is presently a member of the Legal Committee of the New Jersey Bankers’ Association and the Energy Council of New Jersey Business and Industry Association. He is a member of the Passaic County and New Jersey State Bar Associations, former Chairman of the Lawyers Referral Service of Passaic County Bar Association and member of its Board of Trustees, former Vice Chairman of the District Fee Arbitration Committee and Vice Chairman of the Lawyer Referral Service of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Jack is a co-adjunct faculty member at the Center for Government, Rutgers University, and has been a lecturer before the Public Affairs Research Institute, the Institute for Professional Development, N.J. League of Municipalities, N.J. Conference of Mayors, N.J. Tax Collectors Association and the National Conference of Council for Urban Economic Development. He is an instructor for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Jack received his LLB from Seton Hall University Law School in 1964 and his Juris Doctorate in 1968. He is a 1959 graduate of Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration majoring in finance. He is admitted to practice law in the States of New Jersey,New York,Florida, the District of Columbia, the Federal District Court for the Third Circuit, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.