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  1. Debt & Lending Agreements: 40%
    12 years
  2. Public Finance & Tax Exempt Finance: 40%
    12 years
  3. Native Peoples Law: 10%
    12 years
  4. Financial Markets and Services: 10%
    12 years



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Sacks Tierney P.A.

4250 N. Drinkwater Boulevard
4th Floor
Scottsdale, AZ, 85251-3981


AZActive 200307/29/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Arizona’s Top Lawyers (Securities and Corporate Finance)AzBusiness Magazine2014
Arizona’s Top Lawyers (Corporate Finance)AzBusiness Magazine2013
Top Attorneys in the Valley (Commercial Finance)North Valley Magazine2012
Forty Under 40, Class of 2009Phoenix Business Journal2009
Recipient, for Native Vote - Election Protection ProjectArizona State University, President's Medal for Social Embeddedness2009
Young Professional NomineeATHENA2008
Arizona’s Finest Couples HonoreeCystic Fibrosis Foundation2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySacks Tierney P.A.2010 - Present
AttorneyBallard Spahr LLP2007 - 2010
AttorneySnell & Wilmer2004 - 2007
AtttorneyKutak Rock LLP2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Christ Church School, Inc.Treasurer, Board of Directors2015 - Present
Prescott College Inc.Trustee, Board of Trustees2014 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Indian Law SectionSecretary, Executive Council2011 - Present
Native American ConnectionsChair, Board of Directors2011 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaChair, Committee on Minorities and Women in the Law2009 - 2009
State Bar of ArizonaCo-Chair, Minority Bar Convention2008 - 2008
Arizona's Finest CouplesProgram Advisor2008 - 2010
Arizona’s Finest CouplesEvent Programming Co-Chair2008 - 2008
Arizona's Finest CouplesHonoree2007 - 2007
Navajo Nation Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Wills for HeroesVolunteer2007 - 2010
Heard MuseumMember, Marketing Committee2006 - 2007
Fresh Start Women’s FoundationMember, Legal Committee2006 - 2010
Homeless Legal Assistance ProgramVolunteer2004 - 2010
Volunteer Lawyers ProgramVolunteer2004 - 2010
National Association of Bond LawyersMember2003 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationIndian Law Section2003 - Present
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Legal DepartmentLaw Clerk (2001-2002)2001 - 2002
U.S. Senator Hank BrownIntern1994 - 1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State UniversityCertificate in Indian LawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of ColoradoN/AB.A.1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Business Institute TeleconferenceIndian Law 1012014
National Business Institute TeleconferenceEstablishing a Business on Native American Lands2012
National Business Institute TeleconferenceIndian Law: An Overview of the Laws You Need to Know2012
National Business Institute TeleconferenceIndian Law 1012011
Indian Law Ethics CLE ConferenceEthical Issues from the Perspective of a Law Firm Attorney2011
Indian Legal ProgramUCC and Secured Transactions: Navajo Nation CLE2010
Sixth Annual Construction in Indian Country Conference, Fountain Hills, ArizonaNew Economic Development Bonds Available to Indian Tribal Governments2009
Navajo Nation Bar Association CLE, St. Michaels, ArizonaUCC and Secured Transactions2009
Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., PhoenixNew Economic Development Bonds Available to Indian Tribal Governments2009
CLE PresentationCLE for Free: Doing Business in Indian Country2009
Arts & Business Council of Greater PhoenixIt’s A Business: Tax-Exempt Bonds for 501(c)(3) Charitable Organizations2008
11th Annual Institute on Gaming Law Minefield, Las VegasOperating in Indian Country2007
International Visitor Leadership ProgramOverview of Legal Issues in Indian Country2006
4th Annual Hospitality Law Conference, HoustonTribal Nations: Contracting with Sovereign Nations2006
10th Annual National Institute on Gaming Law Minefield, Las VegasThe Intersection of Corporate America and Indian Country: Negotiating Successful Business Partnerships2006
INM Native American Finance Conference, Uncasville, ConnecticutIncome Diversification: Preparing for the Tribe's Future Generations2005
City of TucsonDoing Business in Indian Country2005
Business Law Today TeleconferenceLending in Indian Country: Model Tribal Secured Transaction Code2005
Navajo Nation Bond ForumBond Finance and Economic Development in Indian Country2004
International Visitor Leadership ProgramOverview of Legal Issues in Indian County2004