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Rutgers University School of Law, J.D.
Notre Dame, B.A.
State of New Jersey
U.S. News “Best Lawyers in America”, 2007-2022
Martindale-Hubbell “AV Preeminent”
Martindale-Hubbell "AV Preeminent - Judicial Edition", 2022
“Super Lawyer”, 2009-2013, 2021
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.
Hoboken North End Redevelopment Plan Amended
MS&B continues to be a partner in the redevelopment of the North End of Hoboken as it takes shape!
Tax Exemption Secured for Jersey City's Bayfront Project
MS&B is representing Jersey City on all aspects of the inaugural phase of Jersey City’s Bayfront Project in a formerly contaminated site along the Hackensack River waterfront.
MS&B is Working with the Borough of Belmar on Affordable Housing
In his role as redevelopment attorney for Belmar, NJ, Joseph Baumann of MS&B is helping the Borough stay “in the driver’s seat” on decisions regarding affordable housing.
Joe Baumann Named in InsiderNJ's 100 Policymakers
Joseph Baumann, Chairman at MS&B, is included in the Insider 100 Policymakers of the year by Insider NJ. They’re calling Joe “one of the most widely respected lawyers on municipal government in NJ.” We’re proud to get to work with him every day. Read more here ➡️ bit.ly/45oszwK
Chairman Joe Baumann Chosen to Recruit Mentors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
We’re honored to help support a better future for kids in New Jersey.