Fox Rothschild Attorney Henry Kent-Smith Elected to Office of Land Use Section of New Jersey Bar Association

June 4, 2010 – Press Releases

Experienced real estate attorney Henry L. Kent-Smith, a partner in the Princeton office of Fox Rothschild LLP, has been elected to serve as Secretary of the Land Use Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA).

Kent-Smith’s election launches an elevation process in which next year he will be made vice chair and then in 2012, elected to chair of the Land Use Section. The NJSBA’s Land Use Section is charged with reviewing developments in land use law, including local and state development land use approval and denial processes, and attempts to reduce or eliminate costs and delays associated with these processes.

Kent-Smith concentrates his practice in real estate including the land use permitting and redevelopment process and eminent domain/condemnation matters. He has also 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 has negotiated redevelopment agreements in several municipalities, including Rahway, Long Branch, Waretown (Ocean Township, Ocean County) and Delanco, NJ. In addition to his real estate practice, Kent-Smith is experienced in the area of zoning litigation, including Mt. Laurel affordable housing suits and administrative proceedings before the Council on Affordable Housing.

An adjunct professor at Rutgers University, Blaustein School of Planning, Kent-Smith is also active in the Shore Builders Association; International Council of Shopping Centers; Land Use and Planning Subcommittee’s Affordable Housing Subcommittee of the New Jersey Builders Association; New Jersey Future; and the New Jersey General Assembly Task Force on the Fair Housing Act and the State Planning Act. In 2009, Kent-Smith received the NJBA's Associates Committee Chairman's Award.

Kent-Smith graduated from Rutgers School of Law in 1988 and earned his B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1977.

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