• The next meeting of the MLUL Steering Committee will take place on Tuesday, July 18th. Stay tuned for next steps.

McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC is a law firm focused on New Jersey – serving both government and private clients – with an extensive history in public finance law. Founded in 1971, the firm brings a unique ability to bridge the public sector with the private sector in order to realize groundbreaking projects.

  • Our team of attorneys represents the most skilled, experienced and creative teams of attorneys in the area of public sector law and public/private projects.
  • Our firm has regularly been ranked by Thompson Financial Group the number one bond counsel firm in New Jersey for total issues and total dollars issued.
  • Our firm represents hundreds of municipalities, school boards, counties, State agencies and authorities. We also count Fortune 500 companies, banks and developers as our clients.
  • We regularly shepherd large and complicated projects from conception to completion – and offer legal expertise in all relevant areas, including: redevelopment, special tax, environmental and litigation, among others.
  • We are known for being on the cutting edge of financing techniques, and have blazed the trail for new types of financing for redevelopment, brownfields and economic development projects throughout the State.
  • We often advise private sector clients on how to best navigate the public landscape in order to ensure the successful completion of their projects.

The Mission of the Trust is to advance historic preservation in New Jersey for the benefit of future generations through education, stewardship and financial investment programs that save our heritage and strengthen our communities.

The Historic Trust seeks to achieve its mission by serving as:

  • A leading voice for preservation at the state level
  • A catalyst for preservation and community revitalization activities
  • A full partner in state policy development
  • A technical and financial resource for the stewardship of historic properties
 The Challenge

The Trust has accomplished much since its creation forty years ago. Millions of dollars have been invested and hundreds of buildings having been restored. But, in New Jersey, there are many additional historic preservation needs to be addressed. The preservation and revitalization of historic neighborhoods and communities have become as important as the preservation of individual sites. Sprawl development and demolition in urban areas are now the major forces eroding New Jersey’s historic buildings, sites and countryside.

In 2006, to begin addressing these challenges, the Historic Trust set for itself the following goals:

  • Establish stable sources of funding to support activities that contribute directly to the preservation and use of New Jersey’s heritage resources.
  • Increase visibility for heritage preservation and its ability to contribute to the vitality of New Jersey’s economy and communities.
  • Support effective collaboration among all state-level preservation related endeavors to maximize the public benefits from these efforts.

The Trust intends to advance historic preservation in New Jersey, through historic preservation sensitive state policies, funding programs, and education initiatives.