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. He writes and lectures extensively about Constitutional Law and edits the award winning, The Constitutional Law Reporter. His practice focuses on representing public institutions and businesses that interact with government.

Mr. Scarinci is well known for his work in Municipal Law, School Law, Business and Health Care law. He has represented some of the largest municipalities and counties in New Jersey, as well as numerous planning and zoning boards, economic development authorities, school boards, utility authorities, colleges, hospitals and other public 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 New Jersey State Assembly and as counsel to the Democratic members of both the Congressional and Legislative Redistricting Commissions in New Jersey. Mr. Scarinci is one of approximately 100 New Jersey Attorneys designated as a Diplomate in Municipal Law. He has served as a Trustee of the Institute of Local Government Attorneys for almost two decades.

Mr. Scarinci 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). He also authored, “Redistricting and the Politics of Reform,” published in 2010.

In addition to distinguishing himself as an attorney, Mr. Scarinci is recognized internationally as an authority on coins and medallic art. Since 2005 he has served at the pleasure of the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Commission, the the committee created by Congress to review and approves all designs that appear on American coinage. His most recent book "Coin of the Year", Celebrating Three Decades of the Best in Coin Design and Craftsmanship was published by Krause Publications 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
"Coin of the Year”, Celebrating Three Decades of the Best in Coin Design and Craftsmanship Krause Publications July, 2015

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The Rebirth of Vinyl Comes to New Jersey
Posted on Tuesday October 06, 2015

The "Garden State" might also be known today as the "Vinyl State." Already home of many businesses that cater to the high end audio market, New Jersey now hosts a state of the art vinyl record pressing plant.

Rule Change Allows New Jersey Law Firms to Use Trade Names
Posted on Tuesday September 29, 2015

Starting September 1, 2015, lawyers are able to flex their creative muscles when it comes to selecting a firm name. New Jersey recently joined the majority of other states in allowing law firms to use trade names.

Federal Judiciary: Old Documents Aren't Necessarily Reliable
Posted on Tuesday September 22, 2015

The Federal Rules of Evidence also contain a hearsay exception for ancient documents. Typically, an out-of-court statement offered to prove the truth of whatever it asserts is inadmissible. Under Rule 803(16), a statement in a document that is at least 20 years old and whose authenticity is established can be admitted as evidence.

Are Attorneys Standing in the Way of Legal Innovation?
Posted on Tuesday September 15, 2015

Lawyers are fiercely protective of their profession, often waging unauthorized practice of law allegations against those who try to encroach on the industry. However, according to several speakers at the American Bar Association's Annual Meeting, lawyers may be getting in the way of innovation and preventing millions of Americans from accessing the legal system.

Legal Ethics Rules for Blogging
Posted on Tuesday September 08, 2015

Lawyers in New Jersey are increasingly turning to blogs to discuss their areas of expertise and build their professional reputations. But should blogs be considered advertising?

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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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