Jong Sook Nee


McManimon, Scotland & Baumann

Jong Sook Nee

Jong Sook P. Nee is a partner of the law firm of McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC who has been with the firm since 2000.  During her time with McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC, she has had an opportunity to develop experience with Redevelopment and Land Use, Public Finance, Corporations, Business and Banking, Energy, Housing, Public-Private Partnerships (P3) and General and Special Counsel Services.

Despite her commitment to her private practice with McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC, Ms. Nee has taken the opportunity to serve the public sector in both the McGreevey and Corzine Administrations.  In 2008, Ms. Nee served as Policy Counsel to Governor Jon S. Corzine providing policy guidance to the Governor on matters relating to economic development, affordable housing, land use, healthcare reform and crime prevention and intervention issues.  During her tenure in Governor Corzine’s Office, Ms. Nee was appointed the Smart Growth Ombudsman, charged with review and approval of all State department regulation proposals to ensure a fair balance of economic growth, strategic planning, and environmental sustainability.  She also sat on numerous boards as the Governor’s representative, including on the State Planning Commission and the Department of Environmental Protection’s Red Tape Task Force.

At McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC, Ms. Nee offers a broad perspective to clients on the ways to successfully complete projects.  As a former public servant, she understands the administrative and regulatory side of the law at the State level.  As a private practitioner, she brings her years of experience representing both public and private sector clients, who each have a unique perspective on how projects should be implemented.

Ms. Nee received her Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, in May of 1998 from the University of Illinois College of Law, and her undergraduate degree in psychology, with honors, in December of 1993 from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.  She was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois in 1998 and in New Jersey in 2000.  Ms. Nee is currently involved in various professional organizations, including the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Asian Pacific America Lawyers Association of New Jersey.  She also volunteers with her church and in her community which she feels is critical to her success in the firm.

Prior to joining McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC in July of 2000, Ms. Nee worked as an associate with the Law Offices of Chapman and Cutler in Chicago, Illinois, working on syndicated, commercial lending transactions