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

Will Ray Rice Controversy Change How NJ Addresses Domestic Violence?
Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

While the media attention on Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has died down, the repercussions of his domestic violence arrest are still being felt in New Jersey. Lawmakers are currently considering measures that would strengthen the state's laws on domestic violence and the use of pre-trial intervention.

Should Parents Be Held Liable for Their Children’s Social Media Activity?
Posted on Tuesday December 09, 2014

If your children have social media accounts, you may want to check up on them. According to an appeals court in Georgia, parents may be held responsible for their children's bad behavior on Facebook.

Forgotten Post-it Almost Spells Legal Doom for Google
Posted on Tuesday December 02, 2014

Google, Inc. narrowly avoided a legal nightmare when it mistakenly returned files to a London company with Post-it notes still attached. While the handwritten notes provide evidence that supports the company's intellectual property lawsuit against the search giant, they are likely inadmissible under the work-product doctrine.

Balancing Police Technology and Privacy Concerns
Posted on Tuesday November 25, 2014

In the wake of the Ferguson riots, police departments across the country are rushing to equip their officers with body and dashboard cameras. While the new technology can help keep both officers and citizens in check, it also raises a number of novel privacy concerns.

What Does Sixth Circuit Ruling Mean for Same-Sex Marriage?
Posted on Tuesday November 18, 2014

The same-sex marriage victory train came to a screeching halt last month when the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld laws prohibiting such unions in four states. The attention now shifts back to the U.S. Supreme Court, which previously declined to address the fundamental right to marry.

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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

State of New Jersey's Recommended "Best Practices" for Public Entities

Donald Scarinci, Partner of Scarinci Hollenbeck explains Best Practices that the New Jersey Office of the State Comptroller recommends when municipalities aw...

Marbury v. Madison | How it gave 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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