Pashman Stein Walder Hayden announced today that Andrew Bayer has joined the firm as partner. Bayer was previously Chairman of the Municipal Group and Litigation Group at GluckWalrath in Trenton, NJ.
Bayer’s practice focuses on municipal law and civil litigation. He currently serves as Special Affordable Housing Counsel to a large number of municipalities. In his capacity as Municipal Attorney, he serves as corporation counsel and handles all aspects of a municipality’s legal representations, including the drafting of resolutions and ordinances, defending the municipality in prerogative writ complaints, civil rights actions and claims brought under the New Jersey Tort Claims Act. In addition, Bayer represents healthcare providers for regulatory issues and commercial, employment and contractual disputes.
“I am pleased to join Pashman Stein, and to support the needs of clients with my experience in government and private representation,” said Bayer. “I have known many of the attorneys at Pashman Stein and I look forward to working with them.”
“As the firm has been retained by more Monmouth County clients, both public and private, we are expanding our presence and capabilities in that region of New Jersey,” said Michael S. Stein, Pashman Stein’s Managing Partner. “Andy is a top-notch litigator, known not only for his outstanding work as affordable housing counsel for municipalities, but also for his civil litigation defense work with government entities, healthcare providers, and other private businesses. We welcome him to Pashman Stein and know he will be a tremendous asset to our clients.”
Bayer has an active trial practice; he has presented oral arguments before the New Jersey Supreme Court and New Jersey’s intermediate appellate court and regularly appears before State agencies and the Office of Administrative Law.
Bayer earned his J.D. from the Rutgers School of Law – Camden, and his B.A. in Economics from Rutgers College where he was an Economics Honors Graduate.
Following law school, he clerked for the Hon. Serena Perretti, J.S.C. in Essex County. Thereafter, he served as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey, where he defended state agencies in tort and environmental litigation matters. In addition, Bayer served as the Chairman of the New Jersey Supreme Court District VII Ethics Committee, serving Mercer County. The District VII Ethics Committee, one of eighteen statewide, works under the supervision of the Office of Attorney Ethics as the investigative and prosecutorial arm of the Supreme Court of New Jersey in discharging the court’s constitutional responsibility to supervise and discipline New Jersey attorneys.