Henry Kent-Smith and Irina Elgart To Receive Equal Justice Medals for Pro Bono WorkOctober 13, 2014 – Press Releases
Henry L. Kent-Smith and Irina B. Elgart, attorneys with Fox Rothschild LLP, have been selected to receive Equal Justice Medals during the 2014 annual Equal Justice Awards Reception. This prestigious honor is given for outstanding pro bono work performed on behalf of Legal Services of Northwest Jersey.
Kent-Smith and Elgart assisted with a matter involving an attempt by the Township of Allamuchy to evict low-income tenants in Township-owned affordable housing units. Through Fox’s efforts, the team was able to negotiate a settlement whereby, among other things, the Township filed a 30-year deed restriction, the affordable housing tenants remained in their apartments and the Township revised its lease to conform with UHAC requirements for affordable apartments.
Kent-Smith and Elgart will be presented with the award by former Chief Justice Deborah Poritz at a special ceremony on October 15 at the Bridgewater Marriott in Bridgewater, New Jersey.
Kent-Smith, a partner with the firm, concentrates his practice in real estate including the land use permitting and redevelopment process and eminent domain/condemnation matters.
Elgart, an associate with the firm, represents clients in all aspects of complex commercial litigation and corporate matters, including, disputes in connection with business, real estate, unfair competition, intellectual property and estate matters.