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WMM Partner to Present on Public Finance Law at NJSBA 2019 Annual Meeting and Convention

Posted on Monday, May 13, 2019 by James M. Spanarkel

The firm’s  Partner, Jim Spanarkel,  will be one of two panelists at a  seminar entitled “Public Finance Law 101: The Essentials” at the 2019 New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting and Convention from 8:00 to 9:30am on Thursday May 16, 2019 at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Adam Tamzoke, Esq., of Robinson & Cole, LLP will be co-presenting/moderating the discussion as well.

Jim is a member of New Jersey State Bar Association’s Public Finance Law Special Committee and leads the firm’s public finance practice group, which serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and trustee’s counsel on a wide variety of taxable and tax-exempt financings throughout the State. This presentation will provide an in-depth overview of New Jersey and Federal public finance law, as well as the process by which local government units finance long-term and short-term capital improvements. CLE credit is available for attorneys licensed in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

More information about the presentation and the convention can be found at

Jim can be reached by phone at 201-319-5740 or by email at



Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by David A. McPherson

Governor-elect Phil Murphy has named David McPherson to serve on his transition Housing Committee.  Dave’s legal activities have focused on real estate development, utility and environmental law practice.  He represents clients in connection with municipal and county bond offerings in the role of bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, trustee’s counsel and general counsel to the issuing authority.

Dave can be reached at or (201) 319-3881.

Federal Tinkering with Public Finance Undermines Job Creation

Posted on Friday, November 6, 2015