Victor J. Herlinsky, Jr. is a Member of Sills Cummis & Gross, a commercial law firm with offices in New Jersey and New York.

As a successful litigator in New Jersey for over twenty-five 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 served 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 NYC Mayor Eric Adams, Newark Mayor (now U.S. Senator) Cory Booker and Governor Jon Corzine as well as numerous municipal and county administrations.  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 March 2021, Governor Phil Murphy selected Mr. Herlinsky as a public member to the New Jersey State Ethics Commission.


  • Litigation
  • Construction Law

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Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York




  • Member, New Jersey State Ethics Commission

  • Member, New York City Mayor-Elect Eric Adams’ Infrastructure, Climate and Sustainability Transition Committee

  • Member (Former), President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

  • Member, New Jersey Community Development Corporation

  • Advisory Board, Razom for Ukraine Advocacy

  • Board of Trustees (Former), New Jersey Policy Perspective

  • Board Member (Former), Shelter Our Sisters (a battered women’s shelter)


  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law
  • B.A., Bucknell University

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York