Cristal Holmes-Bowie, Esquire, is a 1988 graduate of Rutgers Law School Newark, who has over 18 years experience representing state, county, municipal, utility, authority public bodies and boards. Ms. Holmes-Bowie has handled redevelopment transactions, PILOT agreements, procurement and bidding issues, architect's agreements, sustainable energy agreements, and construction agreements for a wide variety of multi-million dollar public works projects. She has experience also representing housing boards, redevelopment authorities and a library board in all matters. She has served as a court appointed commissioner in eminent domain cases. Her experience includes representing teacher's union members in employment related matters, and acting as a hearing officer. Ms. Holmes-Bowie handles all transactions on behalf of the firm's clients, and has litigated civil and criminal matters before administrative, state, and federal courts. Ms. Holmes-Bowie assists the Managing Partner in the day-to-day operations of the firm. Ms. Holmes-Bowie came to the firm from a solo practice, where she represented individuals in family, criminal, and real estate matters. She has also served as an assistant solicitor and assistant municipal prosecutor. Prior to her solo practice, she was an Assistant Deputy Public Defender where she gained extensive trial experience before the Superior Court in Essex, Union, Burlington and Camden Counties. Ms. Holmes-Bowie is admitted to practice before state and federal courts in the State of New Jersey, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court.