Henry Kent-Smith To Be Honored for Dedication To Prevent and End Homelessness

April 15, 2013 – Press Releases

As a testament to his dedication to the community, Henry L. Kent-Smith, an experienced real estate attorney practicing in the Princeton office of Fox Rothschild LLP, will be honored during the 2013 Mercer Alliance Annual Awards on May 28 for his outstanding work to prevent and end homelessness.

The annual award ceremony will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mountain Lakes House in Princeton and honors the work of attorneys who advocate for the betterment of Mercer County’s homeless community.

The Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness by assisting in the creation of public policy, advocating for the most effective use of the community's collective resources and overseeing nationally-identified initiatives. Kent-Smith sits on the organization’s board of directors.

In his legal practice, Kent-Smith assist clients in real estate matters, including those involving land use permitting and the redevelopment process as well as eminent domain and condemnation. He also negotiates 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 is the Chair of the Land Use Section of the New Jersey Bar Association and an adjunct professor at Rutgers University, Bloustein School of Planning. He is a member of the Board for PlanSmart, NJ a regional planning advocacy organization. He is active in the New Jersey Builders Association, serving on the Land Use Planning Committee and the Legislative Affairs Committee. Kent-Smith regularly presents seminars for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, most recently moderating seminars on Land Use Basics and Land Use Law Update. He is also a member of the New Jersey Shore Builders.

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