By Joshua Burd
McManimon, Scotland & Baumann LLC has announced two new additions to its team of redevelopment attorneys.
Based in Roseland, the firm said Brandy Herfort joins its practice as an associate after clerking for Superior Court Judge Lisa Perez-Friscia, sitting in Hackensack, in a dual assignment. She also interned for MS&B in spring 2021.
Herfort received her law degree in May 2021 from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, according to her bio. She also holds a bachelor’s from Montclair State University, where she majored in justice studies with concentrations in justice systems, international justice and paralegal studies, while minoring in justice and families.
MS&B added that, during law school, Herfort was a submissions editor for the Pace International Law Review and a dean scholar for criminal procedure. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York.
Also joining the firm as an associate is Marasia Laster, who most recently clerked for Superior Court Judge Daniel Roberts, sitting in Elizabeth, for the 2021-2022 term. She holds a bachelor’s in political science and communication from Monmouth University and a J.D. from Rutgers Law School, which she received in May 2021, with a certificate in criminal law.
While at Rutgers, Laster was a member of the mock trial competition team, a vice president for the Association of Black Law Students and the recording secretary for the Student Bar Association, according to her bio. She gained her transactional experience as a law student when she was part of the Rutgers Community and Transactional Layering Clinic, where she focused on assisting small business and nonprofits clients with business formation and contract disputes.
Laster’s internship experience includes Open Public Records Act, employment law and landlord/tenant disputes, MS&B said, and is admitted to practice in New Jersey.
Both Herfort and Laster focus on redevelopment law.