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

Cybersecurity Risks Expected to Grow for Law Firms in 2015
Posted on Tuesday April 14, 2015

Only someone who is new to the internet would even open an email like this. For the naive lawyer desperate for a new client who opens the email soon discovers that "phishing" is not very relaxing when it happens on the internet when someone steals your computer files.

New Jersey Bill Would Improve Rental Car Safety
Posted on Tuesday April 07, 2015

Vehicles with known safety defects cannot be sold to the public. However, federal regulations don't require rental car companies to pull recalled vehicles off the road. To close this loophole, New Jersey lawmakers are taking steps to enact legislation that would prohibit rental companies from renting, leasing or selling a motor vehicle that contains a safety defect. Violators could face lawsuits under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (CFA).

Scalia Awarded "Most Sarcastic"
Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

Justice Antonin Scalia is the most sarcastic justice on the Supreme Court, according to a University of California professor. And he has the data to back it up.

NJ Special Prosecutor in Police Misconduct Cases
Posted on Tuesday March 24, 2015

Still in the shadow of Ferguson, Missouri, New Jersey lawmakers are considering legislation that would require the Attorney General to appoint a special prosecutor when a criminal complaint is filed against law enforcement officers.

Justice is Blind
Posted on Tuesday March 17, 2015

Richard Bernstein was recently elected to the Michigan Supreme Court after promising to deliver "blind justice." Unlike many candidates, he has already fulfilled his pledge, at least from a literal perspective. Richard Bernstein was born blind.

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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 award public contracts. The key elements...

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 law of the land or not. Supreme...

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 after they are decided, often setting...

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 there. One of the biggest sources of...

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 states have created redistricting commissions...

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 hot topic right now. There's...

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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