Funeral services were held Friday for prominent attorney Edward J. McManimon, III, a founding partner of McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC, who passed away last week at his home in Pennington after a lengthy illness. He was 77.
McManimon was instrumental in developing the firm’s substantial public finance practice into a redevelopment, privatization and other complex structured public and private finance practice. The result of Ed’s work can be seen in every aspect of life in New Jersey, including new schools, infrastructure projects and the revitalization of communities.
He was involved in various professional and bar association activities, as well as community and political activities. His firm, based in Roseland, is a longtime NJBIA member.
The New Jersey Law Journal honored McManimon as one of the recipients of its Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also honored by the New Jersey League of Municipalities with the “Distinguished Public Service Award.”
McManimon served as chair of the Local Government Law Section of the state Bar Association, and as special counsel to the League of Municipalities on public finance and redevelopment matters. He had been a lecturer on municipal finance law on behalf of the League of Municipalities and other organizations, including the New Jersey Institute for Professional Development, and the Rutgers University Municipal Financial Management Course.
McManimon was raised in Ewing and graduated from Notre Dame High School. He earned his undergraduate degree in government from Georgetown University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He served on the Board of Governors of the Georgetown Alumni Association and was the recipient of the John Carroll Award and the William Gaston Award, the two highest alumni awards of Georgetown University.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Christina; their two children, Maura Fennessy (Conor) and Christopher; and three grandchildren, Liam McManimon, and Seamus and Killeen Fennessy. Predeceased by his brother, Michael McManimon, he is survived by seven siblings: Pat McManimon (Karen); Jane Cahill (Bill); Maryann Steinborn (Ed); Eileen McManimon; Jim McManimon (Mary); Tom McManimon (Mary); Tracy McManimon (Gary Hansen); sister-in-law, Debbi McManimon, and more than 20 nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations be made to Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, 72 Escher Street, Trenton, New Jersey, 08609.