Donald Scarinci Scarinci Hollenbeck Attorney
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, and Health Care Law.

Over the years, Mr. Scarinci has achieved a high level of recognition for his work with public entities throughout the entire 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 every level of municipal, county, regional and state government.

Mr. Scarinci currently serves as Corporation Counsel to the City of Union City and served as counsel to the Democratic members of both the Congressional and Legislative Redistricting Commissions in New Jersey in 2001. 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 formerly Counsel to the New Jersey State Assembly.

Mr. Scarinci has lectured and written extensively on subjects such as 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). His new book, “Redistricting and the Politics of Reform,” was published in 2010.

Mr. Scarinci has been appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States to serve on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Commission. The Commission considers and approves all designs for American coinage. He is recognized internationally as an authority on medallic art and has written and spoken extensively on the subject.

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Publications

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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Blog

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.

LGBT and the Workplace
Posted on Tuesday June 23, 2015

While the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to legalize same-sex marriage, the battle for equal rights is not over for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. As highlighted by legal advocates, it still has a long way to go, particularly in the workplace.

You've Been Served...On Facebook?
Posted on Tuesday June 16, 2015

In a novel decision, a New York judge recently ruled that a plaintiff could serve legal papers via Facebook after exhausting more traditional means of service. The decision highlights that technological advances continue to shape the practice of law even in the absence of formal rule changes.

Digital Health Records Could Be a Prescription for Data Breach
Posted on Tuesday June 09, 2015

Laptops and tablets are quickly replacing paper medical charts. As Americans continue to trade privacy for communication, private medical information could be at risk.

New Jersey Lawyers Take Cyber Risks
Posted on Tuesday June 02, 2015

While some security experts and lawyers believe that Citi may have overstated the cyber risks to law firms

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Affiliations

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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