Donald Scarinci is the Managing Partner of Scarinci Hollenbeck and his practice focuses on government law including Municipal law, School law and business law where issues might involve government action. He has been designated as a Diplomate in Municipal Law and is a Trustee of the NJ Institute of Local Government Attorneys
In addition to having served as Counsel to the New Jersey State Assembly, Scarinci has served as Counsel to the Congressional and Legislative Redistricting Commissions in New Jersey in 2001. He is currently the Corporation Counsel to the City of Union City, one of NJ’s 20 largest municipalities, and he is a member of Scarinci Hollenbeck’s public law group whose municipal client roster includes about 75 of New Jersey’s 528 municipalities.
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 for a second term. 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.
Seton Hall University (JD, 1983)
New York University (MA in English Language and Literature, 1980)
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
Will New Jersey’s Efforts to Combat “Red Tape” Make It More Business Friendly? Posted on Monday February 27, 2012 ""Starting a new venture in New Jersey is rarely an easy task, particularly given the growing number of rules and regulations impacting small businesses. However, efforts are underway to ease the regulatory burden and make New Jersey more business friendly. The Red Tape Commission, a bi-partisan commission created to reduce governmental red tape, released a [...]
Security Breaches Can Lead to Costly Business Lawsuits Posted on Tuesday February 21, 2012 ""Security breaches can often lead to costly lawsuits and other legal headaches, just ask Sony Corp. The company suffered two serious data breaches last summer and is still dealing with the legal and public relations fallout. Sony’s security breach was ultimately the second-largest online data breach in U.S. history, and could ultimately cost the company [...]
Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Tax Video Series Can Help Business Owners Manage Their Wealth Posted on Thursday February 09, 2012 ""As we mentioned last week, Scarinci Hollenbeck is publishing a seven part video series, entitled “Tax Issues That Impact Your Wealth.” The video series was designed in part to assist small business owners in understanding issues within the complicated and often complex tax world. This week, we launched our third installment, “New Jersey Estate Planning [...]
When seeking funding for a movie, television, or theater production, it can be difficult not to jump at the first investor that comes forward. However, as a recent entertainment lawsuit highlights, not all investors are who they claim to be. Producers of the Broadway show Rebecca-The Musical (which is based on the 1938 novel Rebecca [...]