Law Partners

Scarinci Hollenbeck was founded in 1988 with six lawyers in Totowa, NJ. Donald’s vision was to create a think- tank environment that brought together the best minds and talent to solve client problems. Donald focused attention on client service and emphasized the attitude that it is the highest honor and privilege for a client to select a lawyer as his advocate. Donald’s founding philosophy — that people work at their best when they do what they love—still contributes to the collegial, family environment of a much larger law firm today.

Scarinci Hollenbeck was a pioneer in law firm technology and management. Within two years of its beginning, Scarinci Hollenbeck was ranked by a prominent national consulting firm to be in the upper 5% of technology users in NJ law firms. The firm also pioneered the strategy of using professional, non-lawyer management, thereby allowing lawyers to focus on their practice and their legal skills. The law firm’s partners concentrate their efforts on producing quality work and results for their clients.



Ron BienstockRonald S. “Ron” BienstockRonald S. “Ron” Bienstock, attorney and musician, joined Scarinci Hollenbeck after running his successful boutique entertainment and intellectual property law firm, Bienstock & Michael, LLC for 30 years. As one of the most influential lawyers in the music business, Ron has a lifetime of accomplishments in the legal entertainment industry, on the stage, and in the studio.
Brunetti-smallFrank L. Brunetti(Of Counsel/Partner Emeritus) “Professor Frank” chairs the Tax, Trusts & Estates Group. He is a professor of Taxation & Law at Fairleigh Dickinson University, authored “Fundamentals of Federal Tax Accounting” and is a member of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Cooperation in International Tax Matters.
Sean D. Dias SmallSean D. DiasSean has been at Scarinci Hollenbeck for over twenty years. He is an experience and labor and employment attorney representing both private and public sector clients from the perspective of management on a wide variety of labor and employment matters, including claims under State and Federal laws pertaining to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, employee leaves, disability, wage and hour violations, charges of unfair labor practices, restrictive covenants and employee terminations and disciplinary actions.
Glucksman-smallJoel R. Glucksman Joel has extensive experience in bankruptcy & creditors rights. He represents secured lenders & other creditors in complex bankruptcy matters at the firm.
Hollenbeck-smallKenneth J. Hollenbeck Ken has extensive experience in all areas of environmental law. He co-chairs the University Seminar on Legal, Social & Economic Aspects of Environmental Protection Policy at Columbia University.
Kinon-smallVictor E.
Victor chairs the business law group and the strategic planning committee. He also runs the annual partner retreat. Victor’s practice centers around real estate and commercial leasing. Victor was President of The Prospect Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Travelers Insurance Company, and took that company from $0 investment in development to over $1 Billion in three years. During this time, The Prospect Company was the ninth largest developer in the United States
J.Kreizman-smallJoel N. KreizmanJoel is Co-chair of the firms Litigation Group and concentrates his practice in Commercial Litigation. He presently serves as Judge of the Ocean Township Municipal Court and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Central Jersey Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Levy-smallRobert E. LevyBob chairs the litigation group. He is a certified criminal trial attorney and has tried over 100 jury trials. Before joining the firm, Bob was the chief of the official corruption unit at the Attorney Generals office of the State of New Jersey.
Linken-smallDennis C. LinkenDennis chairs the firms conflict committee. He practices communications and regulatory law with clients in the cable television, telephone, and cellular telephone industries.
Marsico-smallRobert A. MarsicoBob is a real estate and commercial transactions lawyer. He authored many of the commercial loan documents used today by some of the largest banks in America.
McNamara-smallPatrick J. McNamaraPatrick is general counsel to the National Association of Flavor & Food Ingredient Systems (NAFFS). His practice includes complex land use matters and environmental law.
Jill MichaelJill A. MichaelJill A. Michael is an accomplished intellectual property attorney who focuses her practice on corporate and entertainment law. She has over twenty five years of experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating all types of contracts, including entertainment related documents such as recording, distribution, production, music publishing, producer, management, agency, merchandising, and live touring/performance agreements, and master use, synchronization and mechanical licenses.
Donald M. PepePrior to joining the firm, Don was Division General Counsel of the Nation’s largest residential real estate developer, wherein he reported directly to the Division President. His responsibilities included management of the approvals department, including: targeting acquisitions, land purchase negotiations, managing and evaluating due diligence, representing corporate interests before local, state and federal approval authorities, and securing land use and administrative approvals.
Pinguelo-smallFernando M. PingueloFernando Chairs the cyber security & data protection group and co-chairs the crisis and risk management group. He has extensive experience as a trial attorney and has garnered a national and international reputation as one of the pioneers of the emerging practices of cyber law and electronic discovery (eDiscovery).
Rivera-smallRamon E. RiveraRamon Chairs the labor & employment law group. He is a member of the executive committee of the section on Labor & Employment of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Ramon represents four of the largest school districts in NJ.
William R SamuelsWilliam R. SamuelsWilliam R. Samuels is a seasoned intellectual property attorney who devotes his practice primarily to copyright and trademark law, tailoring strategies and protection plans to achieve each respective client's goals and business objectives.
Scagnelli-smallJohn M. ScagnelliJohn Chairs the Environmental law group and the law firm ethics committee. He was recently selected by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to serve on one of the four teams created as part of NJDEP’s current reform of the Site Remediation process begun under the Site Remediation Reform Act of 2009. John was named to Digital Press International’s “The Ten Leaders in Environmental Law in New Jersey” list for 2003-2004.
Schwartz-smallTheodore A. SchwartzTed is one of New Jersey’s original practitioners of environmental law after participating in writing some of the laws that became the nucleus of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Ted was named to Digital Press International’s “The Ten Leaders in Environmental Law in New Jersey” list for 2003-2004. He practices extensively in the area.
Fred ZemelNathanya G. SimonNathanya Guritzky Simon plays a major role in the firm’s school board representation in all legal, labor and special education matters. She is best known for her handling of special education matters. Routinely she is offered the opportunity to counsel New Jersey school board clients throughout the state on day-to-day matters through to complex special education litigation, when necessary. Nathanya represents clients at identification meetings, evaluation determinations, Individualized Education Plan (“IEP”) meetings, in mediation, in Complaint Investigations, at due process administrative hearings held at the Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”), and in litigation appealed into the Federal Court and State courts.
Todd W.
Todd Terhune is a an experienced environmental attorney with particular emphasis on environmental due diligence, ISRA compliance, water and wetlands, worker health and safety, environmental insurance, site remediation, environmental permitting, environmental cost recovery, and other environmental regulatory compliance issues.
Peter YaremPeter R. YaremPeter is an experienced complex commercial litigator. He concentrates a large part of his practice to Construction Law and Solid Waste and Recycling Law and currently serves as Chair of the New Jersey Solid Waste Utility Attorneys’ Committee.
Gary YoungGary S. YoungGary brings a new dynamic to the firm. He concentrates his practice on ERISA, employee benefits, and executive compensation. Gary also has extensive experience with all aspects of benefits work, including the design, qualification and drafting of qualified plans, corporate mergers and acquisitions and plan transfers, mergers and terminations, fiduciary matters, executive compensation, non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements, IRC 409A compliance and ERISA related litigation.
Charles A. YuenCharles is an international policyholder-oriented Insurance Recovery and Liability Attorney. He has served international business and commercial companies throughout the United States, European Union and portions of the Middle East. He is an experienced litigator, author and writer, who has brought tremendous value to Scarinci Hollenbeck.
Fred ZemelFred D. ZemelFred chairs the Intellectual Property group and the law firm budget committee and he co chairs the business law group. He has extensive experience in stock asset and LLC interest purchase and sale agreements and all areas of business law. Fred also prosecutes trademarks before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and manages prosecution of foreign trademark applications.