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John Berry



  • Stanford University Law School - J.D., 1981
  • University of Arizona - B.S./B.A., cum laude, 1978

Areas of Practice/ Concentration

  • Zoning and land use
  • Municipal and administrative law
  • Development Agreements


Professional Experience

Experience in all aspects of zoning and land use, negotiation of development agreements, use permits, and variances.

    Professional Memberships, Recognition and Activities

  • Recognized as among "The Best Lawyers in America" by Woodward/White
  • Recognized in Chambers USA "Leading Lawyers in America"
  • Scottsdale Hall of Fame
  • Urban Land Institute
  • American Planning Association
  • Arizona Planning Association
  • National Institute of Municipal Law Officers
  • National Home Builders Association - Legal Action Network for Development Strategies
  • Scottsdale Board of Adjustment, Former Member and Past Chairman
  • Phoenix Aviation Advisory Board, Member
  • Scottsdale Transportation Commission, Former Member and Past Chairman
  • Multitude of City of Scottsdale Task Forces and Ad Hoc Issues Committees
  • Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, Former Member Board of Directors
  • Maricopa Colleges Foundation Board of Directors, Former Member and Past President
  • Scottsdale Cultural Council Board of Directors Former Member and Past Chairman
  • All Saints' Episcopal Day School, Former Member Board of Trustees and Past Chairman
  • Notre Dame Preparatory High School, Former Member Advisory Board of Directors

    Publications and Speaking

  • Urban Land Institute panels
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Scottsdale Bar Association
  • City of Scottsdale
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Arizona State University
  • Scottsdale Community College

    Representative Clients

  • Mayo Clinic Hospital
  • Scottsdale Healthcare
  • Scottsdale Waterfront - Starwood Capital
  • Glendale Westgate - The Ellman Companies
  • Westcor/Macerich
  • The Pederson Group
  • Toll Brothers
  • Deco Communities
  • Arizona State University Foundation/SkySong
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
  • Alliance Residential
  • Crown Community Development
  • AV Homes
  • Wood Partners
  • JLB Partners
  • Diocese of Phoenix
  • iStar Financial
  • Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale
  • Optima, Inc.
  • Grayhawk Development
  • Kimpton Hotels
  • Meritage Homes
  • Yam Management
  • Mark Taylor Development