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

September 26, 2011

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that Chris Kent has joined the firm’s land use, municipal and zoning practice group as a partner. Prior to his position as Chief Deputy County Executive, which he held since March 2009, Mr. Kent served for two years as Suffolk County’s Director of Real Property Acquisition and Management. He previously had his own Riverhead law practice for over 20 years, focusing in real estate, municipal, and environmental law. While in private practice, he served the Town of Riverhead as Deputy Supervisor (2005 – 2007), Deputy Town Attorney (2004 -2005), and as a Member of the Town Board (1998 – 2001). Mr. Kent was also an adjunct professor of State and Local Government at Suffolk County Community College.

Mr. Kent began his career as a Legislative Aide in the Suffolk County Legislature in 1982.

He earned his J. D. from Hofstra University School of Law and his B. A. in political science from St. Michael’s College.

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