Christopher E.

Real Estate
Land Use & Municipal


Hauppauge & Water Mill

T: 631-367-0710

About Christopher

Christopher E. Kent practices real estate, land use, municipal and zoning law, with a focus on assisting private and municipal clients throughout Suffolk county with approvals and permits to plan, finance, and construct wastewater infrastructure projects.

Chris’ work includes both the development and construction of private sewage treatment plants and sewerage facilities and the connection to county sewer districts. He represents some of the largest private developers on Long Island before the County Health Department, Sewer Agency, and Sewer Districts.

Additionally, he serves as special counsel to the Village of Southampton on its efforts to form a sewer district in the village’s commercial center. Chris also acts as counsel to the county’s consulting engineer for the formation of several proposed county sewer districts.

Prior to joining the firm in 2011, Chris served as the chief deputy county executive and the director of real property acquisition and management for Suffolk county. He also had his own law practice in Riverhead for more than 20 years focusing on real estate, municipal and environmental law and was an adjunct professor of state and local government at Suffolk County Community College.

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  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • St. Michael’s College

Affiliations & Appointments

  • Hauppauge Industrial Association, Board of Directors
  • Long Island Regional Economic Development Council, Infrastructure Workgroup
  • Long Island Association, Energy & Environment and Economic Development & Infrastructure Committees

Articles & Advisories

Client Advisory – Disaster Recovery Assistance in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

We hope that those reading this were safe throughout the recent storms, and that you are well on your way…

November 08, 2012

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New York Real Estate Journal 2022 Year in Review

Farrell Fritz Partner Chris Kent was recently featured in the New York Real Estate Journal 2022 Year in Review. In…

January 19, 2023

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Southampton Planning Board Continues Review of Proposal to Convert Hampton Bays Movie Theater Into CVS

Christopher Kent was quoted in The Southampton Press regarding CVS and its plans to open a store in Southampton. Below…

August 19, 2019

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Riverhead Board Still Can’t Decide on Law Firm to Advise It on Status of EPCAL Contract

Board members were split 2-2 on two different resolutions to appoint special counsel to advise the town on the status…

May 23, 2019

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Developer Engel Burman to replace Deer Park school with senior housing complex

The school district in the hamlet of Deer Park voted four years ago to sell the onetime home of the…

March 05, 2019

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Sale of shuttered Deer Park school nears closing after four years

The shuttered George Washington School in Deer Park is expected to be in the hands of a developer within months,…

February 27, 2019

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Who’s Who in Commercial & Residential Real Estate Law

December 19, 2012

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Press Releases

Christopher E. Kent of Farrell Fritz Elected to the HIA-LI Board

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that Christopher E. Kent, a partner in the firm’s land use & municipal and…

February 11, 2013

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Christopher E. Kent Elected to the YMCA of Long Island, Inc.’s Board of Directors

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that land use & municipal partner Christopher E. Kent has recently been elected to…

July 03, 2012

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Christopher Kent, Former Chief Deputy County Executive of Suffolk County, Joins Farrell Fritz

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that Chris Kent has joined the firm’s land use, municipal and zoning practice group…

September 26, 2011

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Community Work

Chris serves on YMCA of Long Island, Inc.’s board of directors and was previously Town of Riverhead’s deputy supervisor (2005–2007), deputy town attorney (2004–2005), and a member of the town board (1998–2001).