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