Joseph P. Baumann, Jr. is a member and Chairman of McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC.  He concentrates his practice in all aspects of public sector law including public finance and redevelopment law, as well as the representation of private clients in redevelopment projects.  He has represented the State, its agencies and numerous municipalities, counties, boards of education and authorities. Such representation has involved a broad range of transactions, including negotiated and competitive, special obligations and general obligations, current and advance refundings and all aspects of redevelopment-related financings.

Joe also has substantial expertise in all aspects of redevelopment law, serving as lead redevelopment counsel in projects as large as the redevelopment of a 652-acre former military ocean terminal in Bayonne and as small as a one-acre mixed-use project in Cranford.  Joe provides advice to the firm’s public sector clients in connection with the designation of redevelopment areas, preparation and adoption of redevelopment plans, selection of redevelopers, negotiation of redevelopment agreements, financial agreements and funding agreements and the management of redevelopment projects.  He also speaks regularly on various redevelopment topics.

Joe’s expertise also extends to the representation of private entities in all aspects of development with particular emphasis in the interaction of such private entities with public bodies. Finally, he has devoted a substantial amount of his practice to the privatization of public water, wastewater and solid waste system, the securitization of municipal tax liens in many urban cities throughout the Northeastern United States and the representation of certain public bodies as general counsel.

Joe received his B.A. degree in Government, with a second major in Business Administration, from the University of Notre Dame in 1984.  He received his J.D. degree from Rutgers University Law School, cum laude, in 1987, where he served on the staff of the Rutgers Camden Law Journal.

Joe is a member in the New Jersey Bar Association, the Association of Environmental Authorities, the National Association of Bond Lawyers and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties.


  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D.
  • Notre Dame, B.A.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey


  • Listed yearly in U.S. News “Best Lawyers in America” since 2007
  • Peer rated in Martindale-Hubbell as “AV Preeminent”
  • Selected as a “Super Lawyer” in 2009 and 2010
  • - This is an honor given to fewer than five percent of the state’s most respected attorneys.