• 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.

    Biography

    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.

    Education

    • Seton Hall University (JD, 1983)
    • New York University (MA in English Language and Literature, 1980)
    • Montclair State University (BA, 1978)

    Bar Admissions

    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • Pennsylvania
    • District of Columbia
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of International Trade

    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
    Videos

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

    Date: 04-16-2014

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

    Date: 05-08-2012

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

    Date: 06-17-2012

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

    Date: 09-25-2012

    Gerrymandering and the Courts on Redistricting

    Date: 01-16-2012

    What is Redistricting in the United States

    Date: 01-10-2012

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

    Date: 08-18-2011

    Education

    • Seton Hall University (JD, 1983)
    • New York University (MA in English Language and Literature, 1980)
    • Montclair State University (BA, 1978)

    Bar Admissions

    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • Pennsylvania
    • District of Columbia
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of International Trade

    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
    Publications
    TitlePublisherDate
    Redistricting and the Politics of ReformIndependent BooksNovember 2010
    David Brearley and the Making of the United States Constitution New Jersey Heritage PressJune 2005
    New ‘Pay to Play’ Law to Impact Public Contracting in New JerseyMunicipal Law Review, Volume 27, Number 3September 2004
    Congressional Redistricting in New JerseySeton Hall Law Review - Volume Thirty-Two, Number Four 2003
    Pay-to-Play Limits: Just More Curbs on Campaign Contributions New Jersey Law JournalApril 28, 2003
    New Jersey’s Experiment with Campaign Finance ReformNew Jersey LawyerApril 2001
    Contribution-Limits Law Sets Complex StandardsNew Jersey Law JournalMay 3, 1993
    The New Jersey Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act: Is It Reform?Seton Hall Legislative Journal, VOL. 18, Number 11993
    To Disclose or Not to Disclose New Jersey LawyerSeptember/October 1992
    Ethics Enforcement: A New Role for the Local Finance BoardMunicipal Bond NewsJune 1991
    "Coin of the Year”, Celebrating Three Decades of the Best in Coin Design and Craftsmanship Krause PublicationsJuly, 2015

    Education

    • Seton Hall University (JD, 1983)
    • New York University (MA in English Language and Literature, 1980)
    • Montclair State University (BA, 1978)

    Bar Admissions

    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • Pennsylvania
    • District of Columbia
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of International Trade

    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
    Blogs

    Elder Abuse Victims Protected Under Domestic Violence Law

    Posted on Tuesday February 09, 2016
    For New Jersey victims of elder abuse, a recent court decision comes as welcome news. In a precedential decision, Ocean County Superior Court Judge Lawrence Jones ruled that they can rely on state's Domestic Violence Prevention Act to obtain restraining orders.

    NJ Defendant Can't Benefit From Retroactive U.S. Supreme Court Decision

    Posted on Tuesday January 19, 2016
    When the U.S. Supreme Court establishes a novel Constitutional rule of criminal law, defendants who have already had their cases decided often get the benefit of the new decision. However, as one New Jersey convict recently learned, the devil is in the details.

    New Survey: In-House Counsel Often Ill-Prepared for Social Media Crisis

    Posted on Tuesday December 29, 2015
    A new survey reveals that many in-house legal departments don't have policies and procedures in place to address a social media crisis, despite the fact that the increasingly popular platforms can lead to public relation and legal headaches.

    Six Steps New Jersey Law Firms Can Take To Protect Against Data Breach

    Posted on Tuesday December 15, 2015
    Cyberattacks and data breaches for business seem to have become a common occurrence. Law firms are not immune. Unfortunately, a data breach at a law firm can have serious repercussions.
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    Education

    • Seton Hall University (JD, 1983)
    • New York University (MA in English Language and Literature, 1980)
    • Montclair State University (BA, 1978)

    Bar Admissions

    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • Pennsylvania
    • District of Columbia
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of International Trade

    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