Shawn M. Kent



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Shawn is a Shareholder in the firm’s Real Estate and Corporate groups.

Shawn has a broad real estate practice, representing lenders, developers, investors, landlords and tenants in the development, finance, purchase, leasing and sale of real property. The focus of this practice is representing the developers of commercial and residential projects, from the formation of the development entity and acquisition of property, to financing and construction of the project, and any resulting sale or leasing needs. He has extensive experience in representing lenders and borrowers in all types of real estate related loan transactions, including acquisition and development, construction, environmental remediation and permanent financing.

Solar project development is also a significant part of Shawn’s practice. In this area, he represents solar project developers, contractors, investors and owners. The types of transactions he works on include the structuring, construction, financing and sale of solar power projects and related project entities.

Shawn’s corporate practice focuses on the representation of public and private companies, including corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships. His experience includes working with companies of all sizes, from new business start-ups and family businesses to publicly traded companies. He represents companies in mergers and acquisitions, corporate financings, and a broad array of other business transactions.

Prior to practicing law, Shawn was active in state politics and worked in the California State Legislature. He also served as Executive Director of the California Health Facilities Financing Authority.


J.D., McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, 1998

Order of the Coif

Traynor Honor Society

B.A., cum laude, Georgetown University, 1991


State Bar of California Business Law and Real Property Sections

Sacramento County Bar Association, Business Law and Real Property Sections

Association of Commercial Real Estate

Meritas, Sacramento


The Best Lawyers in America ®, 2018, Sacramento, Real Estate Law

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2015-2017 –Real Estate

Northern California Super Lawyer, 2009-2017

Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar, 2016-2017