Thomas J. Hastie Jr.

Chair, Public Finance Department

Thomas J. Hastie, Jr. joined Capehart Scatchard in December, 2011 to manage the firm’s public finance practice.  He practices in the area of public finance law, project financing and redevelopment. In addition to his practice for governmental clients, Mr. Hastie is a counselor to the New Jersey League of Municipalities on economic development and redevelopment matters and served on the Executive Committee of the Northern New Jersey District Council of the Urban Land Institute. He is also a public member of the New Jersey Pension and Health Benefits Review Commission. Since 1998, Mr. Hastie was with the firm of McManimon and Scotland, L.L.C.   Prior to entering the private practice of law in 1998, he was assistant counsel to the Senate Minority Office in Trenton, New Jersey.

Mr. Hastie obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Rutgers University – Camden in 1995 and was admitted to practice law in New Jersey the same year. He received a B.A. degree with high honors in political science and a minor in economics from Trenton State College, now the College of New Jersey, in 1988. Prior to entering law, he served in various professional capacities in New Jersey Government, including Legislative Director for the State Treasurer and Senior Policy Analyst for the New Jersey Senate. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer in the area of public finance for the Institute for Professional Development and the New Jersey Government Finance Officers Association and on redevelopment and redevelopment finance for the New Jersey Planners’ Association, the New Jersey League of Municipalities, New Jersey Future and the New Jersey Redevelopment Agency.

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized as one of South Jersey’s “Top Attorneys” as published by SJ Magazine
  • Recognized as a Best Attorney in Business as published by South Jersey Biz

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers