Joseph P. Baumann, Jr. is Chairman of McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC.  He concentrates his practice in all aspects of redevelopment and development law, with a strong emphasis on complicated projects involving numerous stakeholders, difficult sites, complex capital stacks and extensive public sector involvement.

Having spent almost 30 years bringing these types of projects to completion gives Joe a unique ability to assist clients in navigating the often difficult public-private negotiations inherent in such projects.  In such projects, Joe provides strategic and legal guidance designed to produce results for his clients.  He represents public and private clients throughout New Jersey and in most every county, and has been counsel for signature projects that are transforming municipalities, such as Bayonne, Bloomfield, Carteret, Cranford and Atlantic City.

Joe also has experience in all aspects of public sector law, with a particular emphasis on public finance.  He has represented the State, its agencies and numerous municipalities, counties, boards of education and authorities, as well as underwriters and trustees.  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.

Finally, Joe’s public-private expertise extends to other areas as well, including P3 transactions for infrastructure.  On behalf of the Bayonne Municipal Utilities Authority (BMUA), he negotiated a 40-year concession agreement with a private sector joint venture for the Authority’s water and wastewater systems.  The BMUA transaction won national awards, and the “revenue path” model employed in that transaction promises to be replicated throughout the country.  Joe has provided similar advice to other municipalities throughout New Jersey.

Joe routinely speaks in New Jersey and nationally on redevelopment, development and public-private partnerships, and has authored numerous articles on such topics.  He is on the Advisory Board for the Rutgers Business School Center for Real Estate and is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the Association of Environmental Authorities and the National Association of Bond Lawyers.  Joe is currently serving on Governor Murphy’s Restart and Recovery Advisory Council, Facilities and Construction Subcommittee.


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Joseph P. Baumann, Jr.

Rated by Super Lawyersloading …


  • 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 2009-2013, 2021
  • - This is an honor given to fewer than five percent of the state’s most respected attorneys.