Henry Kent-Smith and David Restaino of Fox Rothschild LLP Give Presentation on NJ DEP’s Proposed Sewer Service Map Changes

September 19, 2011 – Press Releases

Henry Kent-Smith and David Restaino, partners in the Princeton office of Fox Rothschild LLP, recently presented “No Sewers, No Development? What You and Your Clients Need To Know About NJ DEP's Proposed Sewer Service Area Maps” at the Sheraton Edison Hotel Raritan Center.

Presented in cooperation with the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Land Use and Environmental Law Sections, this CLE program focused on the proposed changes to New Jersey’s sewer maps by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and provided an overview of the wastewater planning process that is sure to affect major commercial development projects. Kent-Smith and Restaino provided steps to follow if a client's property is taken out of a sewer service area and discussed the impact of new septic regulations on the ability to develop property without sewer.

Kent-Smith concentrates his practice in real estate including the land use permitting and redevelopment process and eminent domain/condemnation matters. He has negotiated commercial development agreements and acquisitions and leasing for both landlords and tenants and has appeared before more than 150 municipalities and more than 200 land use boards in every county in New Jersey.

Kent-Smith serves as Vice Chair to the Land Use Section Board of Trustees, New Jersey State Bar Association and is a member of the Shore Builders Association, International Council of Shopping Centers, Land Use and Planning Subcommittee of the Affordable Housing Subcommittee, New Jersey Builders Association, New Jersey Future and New Jersey General Assembly Task Force on the Fair Housing Act and the State Planning Act. He earned his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law in 1988 and his B.S. from University of Virginia in 1977.

Restaino focuses his practice in environmental and energymatters, including development, permitting, compliance, recycling and reporting, as well as health law andreal estate matters. He provides dynamic litigation, transaction, regulatory and strategic counsel for complex commercial matters in state and federal jurisdictions. Restaino is the immediate past Chair to the Environmental Law Section Board of Trustees, New Jersey State Bar Association. He is also a member of the Water Environment Federation and the New Jersey State and Somerset County bar associations.

Active in environmental issues, Restaino has authored many articles and presented on topics including climate change, air pollution control issues and more. His articles have appeared in a variety of publications, including Environmental Protection Online. He earned his J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law in 1990 and his B.S. from Ithaca College in 1987.