Mr. Sherman is our Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary and has served as chief counsel to the Company since June 2009. Mr. Sherman has over 20 years of experience in the homebuilding industry, having served in senior legal roles at Centex Homes and Pulte Homes/Del Webb Corporation. Prior to joining the homebuilding industry, Mr. Sherman was a finance and real estate lawyer at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., a law firm headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. He also served as an Administrative Law Judge appointed by Arizona Governor Fife Symington, hearing appeals from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, as an Adjunct Professor at the ASU MBA Program, and as a member of the U.S. Senate Judicial Advisory Committee, recommending the appointment of U.S. District Court judges. He holds a B.A. in Economics with university honors and a J.D., both from Brigham Young University, where he was a member of the BYU Law Review. He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona and the American Bar Association and admitted to the Arizona and U.S. Supreme Courts.