Franklyn D. Jeans

"Real property rights are fundamental and essential in a democratic society. It is a significant responsibility to assist clients in protecting and enforcing these rights."


  • Government Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Regulated Utilities
  • Takings and Condemnation Defense
  • Water Law


  • Arizona State University – J.D., 1976

  • Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism – M.S., 1967

  • California State Polytechnic College – B.S., 1966


  • United States Supreme Court

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • United States District Court – Arizona

  • Supreme Court of Arizona

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

  • Supreme Court of Nevada

  • Supreme Court of California


  • Ranked AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5* by Martindale Hubbell

    *AV® Preeminent ™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies

Biography & Background

Franklyn Jeans is a Member of Beus Gilbert, representing clients in real estate litigation involving zoning, entitlement, land use and condemnation claims, including constitutional and tax issues. He has been lead litigator on hundreds of cases involving many of the most high-profile controversies in the nation’s most dynamic real estate communities, including Arizona, Nevada and California. In addition to practicing law for more than 35 years, Mr. Jeans has served as CEO or a principal in numerous businesses including real estate brokerage and development, water and waste water development, planning and permitting, banking, publishing and advertising, farming and ranching, and brewing of fermented malt beverages. Mr. Jeans is recognized by his peers as an AV® Preeminent Lawyer with the highest rating in Martindale-Hubbell and is admitted to practice law in Arizona, California, Nevada and Pennsylvania.

Mr. Jeans received his law degree from Arizona State University.  He graduated from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism with a Masters degree and received his bachelors degree from California Polytechnic College.  He has taught courses at the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law at Arizona State University.

  • Representative Matters

    • Representation of major developers in processing variances and site plans, providing general legal counsel and specific plan amendments