• Adjunct Professor, College Of Law - Dean
  • Adjunct Professor, College Of Law


Shawn Ferrin is a shareholder in, and former chair of, the Real Estate, Banking and Finance department at Parsons Behle & Latimer. He focuses his practice on real property transactions, with an emphasis on retail, resort and community development, including entitlements and public financing. Shawn has handled acquisition, lease, development and financing transactions throughout the Vy'est for numerous clients, including Home Depot, American Skiing Company and Micron Technology, Inc. Shawn is a frequent lecturer on Utah real property issues, with a particular focus on title and title insurance claims, and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance. For several years Shawn served as an advisor concerning lender and investor concerns to the Governor's Task Force on Economic Development and the Environment.Related Activities and Skills:Utah State Bar Association: Real Property Section, Banking and Finance Section and Construction SectionEconomic Development Corporation of Utah, Board of TrusteesGovernor's Task Force on Economic Development and the Environment, AdvisorRecognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate LawListed in Chambers and Partners USA. America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2003 - 2008)Listed in Utah's Legal Elite, Utah Business Magazine 2005, 2006, 2007University of Utah, Young Alumni Association, Board of DirectorsUrban Land Institute, Associate MemberIntermountain Council of Shopping Centers, Associate MemberSalt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Utah, 1995-96Areas of Practice:Real Estate LawBar Admissions:U.S. District Court District of Utah, 1986 -- Utah, 1986Education:University of Utah College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1986 -- J.D. degreeUniversity of Utah, 1982 -- B.U.S. degree, Cum Laude