Victor J. Herlinsky, Jr.

Victor J. Herlinsky, Jr.: Attorney with Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
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Victor J. Herlinsky, Jr. is a Member of Sills Cummis & Gross, a commercial law firm with offices in Newark and Princeton, New Jersey and in New York City. He is resident in the Firm's Newark and New York offices.

As a successful litigator in New Jersey for over twenty years, Mr. Herlinsky brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Firm, particularly in commercial litigation, land use and redevelopment law, and government investigations.

Mr. Herlinsky has significant experience in commercial litigation especially construction litigation. He has represented several construction companies and general contractors. He has also been appointed by several government entities to oversee the legal issues stemming from multimillion-dollar construction projects.

Mr. Herlinsky has also represented a variety of clients from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies before local zoning boards throughout Northern New Jersey.

Having a long history of public service and political involvement, Mr. Herlinsky is able to advise and counsel his clients on best practices in negotiating often complicated approval processes. He has taken clients from the beginnings of the approval process through the final grant of Certificates of Occupancy for literally thousands of units.

Throughout his career, he has been appointed to numerous public service positions. While in law school, Mr. Herlinsky was a clerk in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice. He was appointed by Governor Jon Corzine to the New Jersey Interagency Council to Prevent and Reduce Homelessness. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the New Jersey think tank New Jersey Policy Perspective. He was also chosen in 2008 to serve as President of the 56th Electoral College of New Jersey. He served on the transition teams for numerous public officials including Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Governor Jon Corzine as well as numerous municipal and county administrations. Most recently, Mr. Herlinsky was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

In The News Items

Wither the 1,000-foot Rule Exclusion from Current Legislation Could Be Boon to Urban Areas

NJBIZ 12/17/2018

Boy Scouts must release 'perversion files' after judge's order on North Jersey abuse case

The Record 7/24/2015

Roundtable: Navigating Ever-Changing Laws and Regulations

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 4/1/2014


New Jersey Law Journal’s Litigation Summit CLE

Commercial Damages New Jersey Law Journal 9/30/2014

The Kennedy Center 2014 Joint Committee Meeting

Committee Report - President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 6/19/2014

10th Anniversary Celebration & Awards 2013

Peace Islands Institute 6/2/2013

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Cannabis
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(973) 643-4416  Phone
(973) 643-6500  Fax
University Attended:
Bucknell University, B.A., 1988
Law School Attended:
American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 1991
Year of First Admission:
1991, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1992, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1991, New Jersey; 1992, New York


Member, President's Advisory Committee on the Arts for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Board of Trustees, New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association
Board of Trustees, New Jersey Policy Perspective
Board Member, JerseyOn
Former Board Member, Shelter Our Sisters (a battered women's shelter)
Former Chairman, Ridgewood Village Parking Committee

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Peer Reviews

4.3/5.0 (5 reviews)
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