John Cavaliere has been with McManimon, Scotland & Baumann since 1985 and concentrates his practice in the areas of private activity bond financing, banking, real estate, redevelopment, commercial transactions and corporate law.

John works extensively with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, serving as bond counsel, trustee’s counsel, placement agent/underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel and letter of credit bank counsel involving transactions in which the Authority has issued billions of dollars in bonds.   He has also represented other public entities in the State, including the New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority, the New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority, the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority, the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, The Atlantic County Improvement Authority, The Bergen County Improvement Authority, The Gloucester County Improvement Authority, The Hudson County Improvement Authority, The Salem County Improvement Authority, the Carteret Redevelopment Agency, the Pollution Control Financing Authority of Middlesex County, Lafayette Yard Development Corporation and the Tobacco Settlement Financing Corporation.

John was the principal draftsman of the Redevelopment Area Bond Financing Law, which permits municipalities to pledge payments in lieu of taxes to finance projects in redevelopment areas.  He is a frequent speaker on private activity bond financing and redevelopment.

John also represents numerous financial institutions in various commercial banking transactions.

John received his B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, in 1983 and his J.D., cum laude, in 1986 from Fordham University.  He was admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey in 1986 and in the State of New York in 1987, and is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and the New Jersey Bar Association.



  • Fordham University, J.D.
  • Fordham University, B.A.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York


  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association