M. James Maley, Jr. is a Partner at Maley Givens, P.C. Mr. Maley regularly represents New Jersey municipalities, county agencies, and private developers in the redevelopment of commercial, industrial, and residential property in projects utilizing public and private lands and funds. He regularly counsels governments and business interests on a broad spectrum of issues.
Since 1997, Mr. Maley has served as the Mayor of the Borough of Collingswood, where he has held elected office since 1989. In 2012, Collingswood was named “One of the Most Transformed Communities in America” by Forbes magazine. His experience as a local elected official, combined with a keen understanding of the law, has proven an invaluable resource in the counseling of government and business clients on a wide range of issues.
He is a frequent lecturer and speaker on redevelopment law. He serves as special counsel to a broad range of New Jersey municipalities, has acted as special counsel to county economic development offices, and has served as solicitor for New Jersey municipalities.
Mr. Maley has extensive litigation and trial experience in commercial and environmental matters. He has acted as trial counsel in employment, environmental, admiralty, insurance and general contract actions including complex toxic tort and class action litigation. His trial experience is in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Mr. Maley is a member of the Executive Committee of the Camden County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund. He serves as the Chairman of the New Jersey League of Municipalities Economic Development Committee. Mr. Maley is also a member of the Maritime Law Association and the Camden County Bar Association.