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.
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).