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Donald  Scarinciis an attorney at Scarinci Hollenbeck business law firm in Lyndhurst, NJ
Donald Scarinci
Managing Partner

Donald Scarinci Bio:

Donald Scarinci is the Founding Partner of Scarinci Hollenbeck. Mr. Scarinci focuses his practice on Municipal Law, School Law, Constitutional Law and Health Care, and business Law.

Mr. Scarinci has achieved a high level of recognition for his work with public entities throughout the state of New Jersey. He has worked with some of the largest New Jersey municipalities and counties, as well as numerous planning and zoning boards, economic development authorities, school boards, utility authorities, and other public sector entities at all levels of municipal, county, regional and state government.

Mr. Scarinci currently serves as Corporation Counsel to the City of Union City and the Town of West New York. He previously served as counsel to the Democratic members of both the Congressional and Legislative Redistricting Commissions in New Jersey. Mr. Scarinci has been designated as a Diplomate in Municipal Law, is an Associate Counsel to the New Jersey League of Municipalities, a Trustee of the Institute of Local Government Attorneys, and was former Counsel to the New Jersey State Assembly.

Mr. Scarinci has lectured and written extensively on subjects including campaign finance reform and municipal law. He is the author of “David Brearley and the Making of the United States Constitution,” a historical biography about David Brearley, signer of the Constitution from the State of New Jersey and the first Federal District Court Judge for the District of New Jersey (1789). Mr. Scarinci also authored, “Redistricting and the Politics of Reform,” published in 2010. He is both author and editor to the award winning website, "The Constitutional Law Reporter".

Mr. Scarinci is recognized internationally as an authority on medallic art and has written and spoken extensively on the subject. He was appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States to serve on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Commission, the organization which considers and approves all designs for American coinage. His most recent book "Coin of the Year", Celebrating Three Decades of the Best in Coin Design and Craftsmanship was published in July, 2015.

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Title Publisher Date
Redistricting and the Politics of Reform Independent Books November 2010
David Brearley and the Making of the United States Constitution New Jersey Heritage Press June 2005
New ‘Pay to Play’ Law to Impact Public Contracting in New Jersey Municipal Law Review, Volume 27, Number 3 September 2004
Congressional Redistricting in New Jersey Seton Hall Law Review - Volume Thirty-Two, Number Four 2003
Pay-to-Play Limits: Just More Curbs on Campaign Contributions New Jersey Law Journal April 28, 2003
New Jersey’s Experiment with Campaign Finance Reform New Jersey Lawyer April 2001
Contribution-Limits Law Sets Complex Standards New Jersey Law Journal May 3, 1993
The New Jersey Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act: Is It Reform? Seton Hall Legislative Journal, VOL. 18, Number 1 1993
To Disclose or Not to Disclose New Jersey Lawyer September/October 1992
Ethics Enforcement: A New Role for the Local Finance Board Municipal Bond News June 1991

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Drones, Law Enforcement and the U.S. Constitution
Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

he Department of Justice recently provided guidance regarding how drones, law enforcement, and the U.S. Constitution can all co-exist. Not surprisingly, privacy advocates remain skeptical.

Laptops and Handbags Are Different
Posted on Tuesday July 21, 2015

A laptop cannot be opened and searched by border security like a handbag.

Judge Frustrated by "One Millionth Discovery Dispute"
Posted on Tuesday July 14, 2015

Discovery disputes are common in litigation, often to the frustration of everyone involved. Earlier this year, U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer appeared to reach her breaking point. She sarcastically titled her latest ruling: "Order on One Millionth Discovery Dispute."

The Evolving Business of Law: New Market Threats to Profitability
Posted on Wednesday July 08, 2015

A new study suggests that the market demand for legal services has finally returned to pre-recession levels. However, many firms report that overcapacity and non-traditional legal services are hurting their bottom line. The survey findings suggest that the leanest and most efficient firms will succeed in the new legal landscape.

Judge Fails to Lead by Example on Social Media
Posted on Monday June 29, 2015

Jurors are given strict instructions not to discuss their cases on social media. In Texas, a state judge was recently reprimanded for failing to adhere to this rule.

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Diplomate in Municipal Law

Hudson County Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association (Local Government Section, Director, 1994-)

Pennsylvania Bar Association

American Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar Association

New Jersey Institute of Municipal Attorneys

Citizens Coinage Advisory Commission

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