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
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.