Donald Scarinci
Managing Partner

About

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

Hobby Lobby and ObamaCare: What is the debate really about?
Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

Arguments before the Supreme Court have ended in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., but debates over the case still continue. Hobby Lobby alleges that due to its owners' Christian beliefs, it should be exempt from a portion of ObamaCare.

Lawsuit Seeks to Remove Embarrassing Mug Shots From the Internet
Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

Celebrities aren't the only ones who may find their unflattering mug shots plastered on the Internet. A new industry of websites is making money by posting booking photographs online and then charging arrestees a fee to remove them. Many are willing to pay, given that a simple Internet search could reveal their arrest records to friends, family, employers and clients.

Will New Jersey Lawmakers Find Common Ground on Alimony Reform?
Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

While lawmakers may agree that New Jersey's alimony laws need an overhaul, they will have to reach a compromise in order to move forward, something that is often hard to come by when dealing with divorce.

Will New Jersey Franchise Law Slow Down Tesla?
Posted on Thursday April 10, 2014

Tesla’s Model S recently earned Consumer Reports annual best car ranking. But the sleek electric vehicle may soon be hard to find in New Jersey.

Is the NSA Putting the Attorney-Client Privilege at Risk?
Posted on Tuesday April 08, 2014

When you retain a lawyer to represent you or your business, most of your written and oral communications are deemed confidential under the attorney-client privilege. However, recent media reports suggest that an Australian government agency akin to the National Security Agency (NSA) was monitoring communications between a U.S. law firm and its client overseas.

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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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Videos

How Marbury v. Madison gives the Supreme Court the power to decide fate of "Obama care"

Donald Scarinci explains how Marbury v. Madison, decided in 1803, gives the United States Supreme Court the power to decide whether "Obama care" will be the ...

Griswold v. Connecticut Back in the Spotlight As Birth Control Debate Resurfaces

Donald Scarinci of Scarinci Hollenbeck a business law firm in New Jersey discusses Grisworld v. Connecticut. Supreme Court decisions remain relevant long aft...

Will Regulatory Hurdles Leave New Jersey Wind Farms Blowing in the Breeze?

While most of us agree that the United States needs to decrease its reliance on foreign oil and develop more renewable power sources, the consensus ends ther...

Gerrymandering and the Courts on Redistricting

In most states, the state legislature reconfigures its own map and the congressional map every ten years when the census numbers are finalized. Fifteen state...

What is Redistricting in the United States

Do you know what Redistricting is? Why does it have to be so political? In this video Donald Scarinci will explain what Redistricting is, and why its such a ...

Social Media - We are Here, When you need Us.

Video displaying Scarinci Hollenbeck Attorneys at Law Social Media outlets. Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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