John Berry, Founding Partner of Berry Riddell & Rosensteel, was inducted into the Scottsdale History Hall of Fame on April 23, 2013, in recognition of his lifetime of commitment to the growth and success of his beloved city of Scottsdale. Berry is known as the premier zoning and land use lawyer in Scottsdale and has been integral to many of the most important real estate projects in the area, including Mayo Clinic, SkySong, Troon, Scottsdale Waterfront, W Hotel and Optima Camelview Village.
Active in the community since his days at Kaibab Elementary and Scottsdale High School in the 1960s and 1970s, Berry has helped shape Scottsdale’s evolution. In addition to his work on behalf of clients, he is actively involved in charitable and civic causes, including chairing the Scottsdale Cultural Council and Scottsdale Transportation Commission. He has also served on the Board of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce.
“This is a great honor,” said Berry. “I am very proud of Scottsdale and the vision of its leadership to maintain its status as a world-class city. Nothing could make me prouder than to be recognized by my own hometown.”
Berry graduated cum laude from University of Arizona in three years with a double major. He completed his law degree at Stanford University in 1981. He is recognized among The Best Lawyers in America®, Chambers USA Leading Lawyers in America and is AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated. He is involved in many professional organizations, including Urban Land Institute, Arizona Planning Association, American Planning Association, National Home Builders Association and the National Institute of Municipal Law Officers.
About Berry Riddell & Rosensteel LLC
Berry Riddell & Rosensteel is a boutique real estate law firm, with expertise in zoning, land use and commercial and residential real estate transactions. The firm, which was founded in January 2013, was established by highly recognized and experienced real estate lawyers in Arizona, with the goal of providing outstanding integrated real property services to clients with real estate holdings in Arizona.
About Scottsdale History Hall of Fame
Each year, the Past Presidents’ Council of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce honors four individuals and one non-profit organization at our annual Scottsdale’s History Hall of Fame dinner.
Over the past 19 years, the Council has selected 115 past and present Scottsdale personalities and organizations to induct into the Scottsdale’s History Hall of Fame. Inductees have contributed immeasurably to the rich heritage of Scottsdale, dating back to its modern-day founding in 1888 by Army Chaplain Winfield Scott.