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Shar Bahmani, Phoenix-Scottsdale Employment Attorney




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Shar Bahmani

Sacks Tierney’s newest attorney, Shar Bahmani is licensed to practice in Arizona and California. He assists employers in day-to-day workforce management, employment law compliance, and drafting and revising company policies. He also represents employers in all phases of litigation and administrative proceedings.

Shar has defended employers in disputes involving allegations of discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, contract disputes, wage and hour violations, disputes over leave entitlements, and other employment-related disputes brought under Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, and California’s FEHA and CFRA. Shar works with clients in mediation proceedings, as well as other alternative dispute resolution proceedings, to find efficient and reasonable solutions to complex disputes.

Shar works with health plans, insurance carriers, medical providers, and employers regarding issues arising from ERISA-governed health and employee benefit plans. He handles ERISA litigation related to insurance disputes, healthcare benefits disputes, and other employee benefits disputes.

Additionally, Shar represents clients in civil and commercial litigation matters outside the employment law arena, including business disputes and breach of contract matters. His practice also includes handling real estate issues involving chain-of-title disputes, foreclosure, mortgage banking, and loan servicing; and he offers experience in family law matters, including drafting pre- and post-marital agreements.

Practice Areas

Employment Law

Civil Litigation

Real Estate Law

Banking Law

Family Law

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Arizona: Employment and Labor Law Section

State Bar of California

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 2009

California, 2007


J.D., James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona, 2007

B.S.B.A., cum laude, Finance & Management, Eller College of Management, University of Arizona, 2003

Language Fluency




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