Shawn C. Ferrin

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Shawn C.Ferrin
Director, Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer
Shareholder
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6778

Shawn Ferrin focuses his practice on complex commercial real property transactions with an emphasis on resort, urban, retail, and community development; land-use planning and entitlements; office leases; and economic development incentives.

Shawn has served as lead counsel in representing Home Depot, Boyne Resorts, Walmart Stores, Vulcan, Inc., Varde Partners, Fidelity Investments, Barrick Gold Corporation, Dyno Nobel, and Micron Technology, Inc. in significant acquisition, development, financing, and entitlement transactions. He also has lead a team of Parsons’ lawyers in corporate headquarter relocations for Ancestry.com Inc., 1-800 Contacts, Inc., StorageCraft Technology Corporation and Neumont University. Local redevelopment agencies and national developers have engaged Shawn in all facets of urban redevelopment and rural entitlement projects, including structuring tax increment and assessment area financings. Shawn is also actively involved in representing conservation agencies and land owners in structuring, negotiating and enforcing conservation easements.

Shawn is an adjunct professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, where he teaches real estate development and drafting. He is also a member of the Center for International Legal Studies and has been appointed as a visiting professor of law at Brest State University, Brest, Belarus and Iliria College, Pristina, Kosovo.

Industries

Practice Areas

Accomplishments

Academic

University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law (J.D., 1986)

Articles Editor, Journal of Energy Law and Policy (1986)

University of Utah (B.U.S., cum laude, 1982)


Professional

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law

Listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
(2003 - 2020)

Listed as one of Utah's Legal Elite, Utah Business magazine
(2005 - 2012, 2018, 2020, 2021)

Recognized in Super Lawyers, Mountain States Edition
(2007 - 2013)

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rating


Associations

Professional

American Bar Association, Real Property Section
Member
(1986 - Present)

Utah State Bar Association, Real Property, Banking & Finance,
and Construction Sections
Member
(1986 - Present)

Urban Land Institute
Associate Member

International Council of Shopping Centers
Associate Member

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Adjunct Professor, Real Estate Development and Drafting

Center for International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria
Member

Brest State University, Brest, Belarus
Visiting Professor of Law

Iliria College, Pristina, Kosovo
Visiting Professor of Law


Community

Economic Development Corporation of Utah
Board of Trustees

Governor's Task Force on Economic Development and the Environment
Advisor

University of Utah, Young Alumni Association
Board of Directors


Licensed/Admitted

Utah

Education

University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law