We have to preserve it and use it sustainably. And the short-term use of resources at the destruction of the long-term heritage of this country 
is not a policy that we can pursue.

-Bruce Babbitt

Sean M. Berens

Sean Berens is an attorney in our real estate practice group, where he handles transactions representing both large and small developers, lenders, special servicers, hospitality entities, private equity groups and other similar parties in the acquisition, disposition, financing and development of real estate assets. Sean also has significant experience with the acquisition and development of renewable energy assets and commercial leasing.

Sean was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. After studying at the University of Southern California, and then Columbia Law School, and a short time practicing in New York, he returned to his roots in Arizona.

Sean solves complex problems for his clients during all phases of a project. He enjoys the collaborative aspects of transactions and working to complete projects that tangibly improve his home town. 

Active in his community, Sean is a founding board member of the Phoenix Legal Action Network, which seeks to expand pro bono immigration representation for low-income Phoenicians. As a lover of Arizona’s great outdoors, you will often find Sean running on the trails of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve.


  • J.D., Columbia Law School
  • B.A., summa cum laude, University of Southern California
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Managing Editor, Columbia Journal of European Law

Areas of Practice

Our real estate law practice is one of the largest in the Mountain West and Central California.


  • Founder and Board Member, Phoenix Legal Action Network, 2016-present
  • Fellow, Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy


  • Arizona
  • New York