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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. He continues to be named to the “New Jersey Super Lawyers” list. The list, published by Super Lawyers Magazine in conjunction with New Jersey Monthly Magazine, is an annual listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 60 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

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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  1. State & Local Law: 40%
  2. Business: 30%
  3. Government: 10%
  4. Health Care: 10%
  5. Litigation: 10%



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1100 Valley Brook Avenue
Po Box 790
Lyndhurst, NJ, 07071-0790

802 West Park Avenue Suite 222
Ocean, NJ, 07712-8526

729 Seventh Ave
17th Floor
New York, NY, 10019



NYCurrently registered 199107/10/2016
DCActive 198407/06/2016
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerScarinci Hollenbeck, LLC1988 - Present
Corporation CounselCity of Union City1985 - Present
General CounselHoboken University Medical Center2009 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey State Bar AssociationN/A1983 - Present
New Jersey Institute of Municipal AttorneysN/AN/A
U.S. Court of International TradeN/AN/A
United States Supreme Court BarN/AN/A
The Citizen Coinage Advisory CommitteeN/AN/A
Institute of Local Government AttorneysTrusteeN/A
District of Columbia BarN/AN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/AN/A
New York State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Hudson County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Independent BooksRedistricting and the Politics of Reform2010
New Jersey Heritage PressDavid Brearley and the Making of the United States Constitution2005
Seton Hall Law Review, Volume Thirty-Two, Number FourCongressional Redistricting in New Jersey2003
New Jersey Law JournalPay-to-Play Limits: Just More Curbs on Campaign Contributions2003
New Jersey LawyerNew Jersey's Experiment with Campaign Finance Reform2001
New Jersey Law JournalContribution-Limits Law Sets Complex Standards1993
Seton Hall Legislative JournalThe New Jersey Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act: Is it Reform?1993
New Jersey LawyerTo Disclose or Not to Disclose1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
New York UniversityEnglish Language and LiteratureMA - Masters1980
Montclair State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Training seminarLinkedIn for Lawyers2012