Brian W. Kennedy
Brian W. Kennedy
Brian Kennedy is an associate in the Firm’s Land Use & Zoning practice group. He has represented commercial and residential clients throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties to secure zoning changes, subdivision approvals, site plan approvals, variances, road abandonments, and special use permits. Mr. Kennedy counsels clients on a variety of environmental issues including Brownfield applications, environmental enforcement actions at both the state and federal levels, and asbestos and lead paint compliance actions.
Before joining the Firm, he served as an Assistant District Attorney at the Queens County District Attorney’s office. Most recently, he served in the Organized Crimes & Rackets Bureau at the Queens County District Attorney’s office, where he conducted investigations utilizing long term eavesdropping warrants. Prior to that, he was Assistant District Attorney at the Queens County District Attorney’s office Supreme Court where he conducted pretrial investigations, evidentiary hearings, grand jury presentations, and tried numerous felony cases to verdict.
Before the District Attorney’s office, Brian served as a legal assistant for a Suffolk County based law firm where he prepared legal memoranda on issues including constructive trusts, and easement and zoning issues.
- Pace University School of Law, Cum Laude, 2012
- State University of New York College at Geneseo, B.S., 2005
- New York State Bar
- Suffolk County Bar Association
- January 4, 2022
Co-Author, Real Estate Finance Journal, “Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid: When Does Property Use Regulation Become a “Taking,” for Which the Government Must Provide Compensation?”
- September 30, 2021
2021 New York Metro Rising Stars list (Land Use & Zoning)
- September 23, 2021
Co-Author, Environmental Claims Journal article, “Freedom of Information: Secret Law versus Finality”
- September 7, 2021
Co-Author, Land use and the Takings Clause of the United States Constitution
- January 27, 2021
Town of Brookhaven Gets Innovative During Trying Times in Commercial Real Estate
- October 28, 2020
Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP has a Combined Total of 34 Attorneys Selected to the 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
- October 1, 2020
The Real Estate Finance Journal article, “Don’t Try to Hide an Elephant in a Mousehole: Atlantic Richfield v. Christian“
- September 1, 2020
Environmental Claims Journal article, “Chesapeake Action Network v EPA: Court Tells EPA to Reconsider Rule Because Petitioners Did Not Have a Fair Opportunity to Comment”
- March 3, 2020
New York Real Estate Journal: Kennedy of Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP named to LIBN’s 40 Under 40
- January 27, 2020
Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP Associate to Receive Long Island Business News’ 40 Under 40 Award
- December 30, 2019
Center for Biological Diversity v U. S. Forest Service: A New Type of Claim or Just Another Step in the Chain of Causation?
- Fall 2019
Atlantic Richfield v. Christian: Can a Property Owner Use State Law to Compel Further Remediation of a Site Remediated Pursuant to Federal EPA Standards?