A Half Century of Service to Our Clients and Our Community
Since our founding in 1960, the Arizona law firm of Sacks Tierney has addressed our clients' legal problems with a combination of talent, creativity, professionalism and integrity.
Our 31 skilled
Super Lawyers® selectees, 10 Best Lawyers picks, and 18 Martindale-Hubbell A-V
Sacks Tierney offers sophisticated
services for public and private companies and Arizona individuals
Read about the firm's founding and growth
Tierney has a half-century tradition of community
article archive contains practical
information on a variety of legal topics.
Valuable Legal Services
Sacks Tierney serves Arizona
businesses and entrepreneurs in
such areas as commercial litigation, construction, loan workouts, real estate law,
business transactions, taxation, bankruptcy and
To this core of
legal services Sacks Tierney has
added an array of niche
practices in Indian law, banking law, commercial and public finance, healthcare law,
water and natural resources, private and public school law, and
intellectual property law.
meet our clients' needs for
personal legal services, we
offer valuable expertise in
estate planning, probate, guardianship and conservatorship, criminal
defense and family law.
tradition is excellence. Sacks
Tierney is privileged to have
among its attorneys those who
have reached the height of
professional excellence and are
recognized for the highest
levels of skill and integrity.
We have been uncompromising in
our search for the highest
caliber legal talent,
solidifying our investment in
our future and our clients'
Sacks Tierney is
an ideal law firm for
individuals, entrepreneurs and
corporate decision-makers who
value excellence in legal skill
and responsiveness and who
respect our firm-wide values of:
effectiveness and unyielding
addressing our clients'
challenges and goals;
honesty, integrity and
respect for the individual;
creativity and innovation;
performance that exceeds
a refusal to sacrifice
quality for financial gain.
member of the distinguished
international law firm
Meritas™, we offer the
worldwide breadth of knowledge that is normally found only in the largest
international firms. Meritas is an integrated, non-profit alliance of more than
170 independent commercial law firms located in over 60 countries. Meritas firms
are pre-selected for quality, receive peer review and, like Sacks Tierney, are
committed to providing responsive and cost-effective service.
Commercial real estate and M&A attorney
Janet Jackim and construction, real
estate and Indian law attorney Roger Owers
further strengthen four of our core practice areas.
Best Law Firms®
Sacks Tierney earns Phoenix Tier 1 rankings in
Health Care Law,
Real Estate Litigation, and
Real Estate Law; Tier 2 for
Native American Law,
Trusts & Estates Law and
Water Law; Tier 3 for
The firm also received National rankings for
Real Estate Litigation (Tier 2) and Health Care Law, Construction Litigation and
Native American Law (Tier 3).
Honors and Awards
Phoebe Moffatt Elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
Election to ACTEC is among the highest honors for trust and estate lawyers
nationally. Ms. Moffatt is one of only 33 Arizona attorneys to earn this
Judy Dworkin Named
as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Sacks Tierney's managing shareholder joins colleagues David Tierney and Patty Ferguson among the fewer than 150 Arizona attorneys accepted.
"Top 20 Under 40" 2015
Matt Meaker ranks among the McGraw-Hill ENR Southwest
20 top construction industry leaders under the age of 40
Helen Holden Elected to the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel. The Sacks Tierney litigator is
one of only 22 Arizona members of the Federation, which was founded in 1936.
About the FDCC.
Real Estate Law
The "Vendee's Lien" is an
equitable lien that protects purchasers of real property when the seller cannot
perform under the contract. Article by Steve
Benson and Jim Samuelson.
Labor Dept. Incentives to Self-Report Worker Misclassification, by
Matt Meaker (left) and
Helen Holden. The Employee Misclassification Compliance Assistance Program (EMCAP) allows employers to avoid monetary penalties for misclassifying employees as independent contractors.
Sacks Tierney is seeking attorneys, in a broad range of practice areas, who have
more than five years of practice experience and a desire to expand their
practice. Strong academic credentials are required.
Attorneys are invited to send a résumé and cover letter to
send a confidential fax to our Recruiting Coordinator
at 480-425-4945. For more information, visit
Super Lawyers®: Sacks Tierney 2014 selectees are
Sharon Shively and
David Tierney ...
Rising Starssm selectees are
Bryan Gottfredson and
Best Lawyers in America®: