Shawn C. Ferrin

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Shawn C.Ferrin
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6778

Shawn Ferrin is a shareholder of Parsons Behle & Latimer and is the former chair of the firm’s Real Estate practice group. He focuses his practice on real property transactions, with an emphasis on office lease, retail, resort, and community development; land use planning and entitlement; and economic and development incentives.

Mr. Ferrin has handled acquisition, lease, development, and financing transactions throughout the West for numerous clients, including Home Depot, American Skiing Company, Dyno Nobel, Barrick Gold Corporation, and Micron Technology, Inc. He also has significant experience in office lease transactions, including recently representing Inc., 1-800 Contacts, Inc., StorageCraft Corporation, and Neumont University in their corporate headquarter relocations.  Mr. Ferrin is also actively involved in representing conservation agencies and land owners in negotiating and enforcing conservation easements.

Mr. Ferrin 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, Belarus.


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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.S., cum laude, 1982)


Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law

Listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
(2003 - 2017)

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

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

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rating



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

Utah State Bar Association, Real Property, Banking & Finance,
and Construction Sections
(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


Economic Development Corporation of Utah
Board of Trustees

Governor's Task Force on Economic Development and the Environment

University of Utah, Young Alumni Association
Board of Directors




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