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Donald Scarinci, Managing Partner

Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC

1100 Valley Brook Ave.
P.O. Box 790
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071-0790
phone: 201-806-3386
Fax: 201-896-8660
Email: DScarinci@ScarinciHollenbeck.com

Donald Scarinci is the founding partner of Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC. His practice focuses on Municipal Law, School Law, Litigation, Sports & Entertainment Law, Litigation and Health Care Law.

Over the years, Donald 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 municipalities in the state and for 16 years simultaneously represented two of the twenty largest municipalities in the state as their general counsel.

Donald’s experience in government spans every level from local school boards to legal counsel to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1992. In the area of regionalization, Donald had a roll in the creation of the North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue at its planning stages. Scarinci Hollenbeck now serves as labor counsel to that authority.


Public Law, Business Law, Health Care, Sports & entertainment, and Litigation.

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). He co-authored, “Redistricting and the Politics of Reform,” published in 2010.


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

Bar Affiliations

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of International Trade


  • 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 
  • New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys (Trustee)

Special Training

  • Holds a Diplomate in Municipal Law as issued by the New Jersey Institute of Municipal Attorneys and Rutgers University’s Center for Government Services

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