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Construction Law

David C. Tierney, Phoenix-Scottsdale Construction Lawyer

David Tierney

Sharon B. Shively, Phoenix-Scottsdale Construction Attorney

Sharon Shively

Steven R. Beeghley, Phoenix-Scottsdale Construction Lawyer

Steve Beeghley

Brian M. Flaherty, Phoenix-Scottsdale Construction Attorney

Brian Flaherty


American Subcontractors Association of Arizona "2013-14 Outstanding Associate Member Firm."



Alternative Dispute Resolution in Construction Disputes

Business Divorce

Business Law

Construction Defect Claims

Construction Delay Claims

Construction in Indian Country

Contract Formation

Employment Law

Equity and Debt Finance

Estate Planning

Green/LEED Construction

Insurance Coverage

Intellectual Property

Licensing and Bonding

Lien and Bond Claims

Loan Workouts

Payment Disputes

Real Estate Law

Registrar of Contractor Complaints

Tax Law

Urban Infill

Client-Focused Construction Lawyers

Sacks Tierney is a Best Law Firms Metro Tier 1 selectee for Construction Law and Construction Litigation

As you start your day, you should have confidence that your business interests are protected, you will be compensated for the work you have performed, the contracts you have entered into are binding and secure, and, most of all, your legal team understands your present business interests and your plans for the future.

We can help ensure all of the above.

Whether your needs are simple or complex, related to transactional or litigation matters, public or private ventures, large projects or small entrepreneurial endeavors, government bids or private engagements, we provide services geared to your needs.

Visit our extensive archive of construction-related articles

Eight of our lawyers are chapter authors for the 2016 Construction Law Practice Manual


A U.S. News - Best Law Firms® Tier 1 Construction Law selectee, Sacks Tierney strives to be Arizona’s premier law firm serving the construction industry.

David Tierney has twice been honored by the Best Lawyers in America® as “Lawyer of the Year,” in Construction Law (Scottsdale, 2017) and Construction Litigation (Phoenix, 2014).

In three separate years Sharon Shively has ranked among Super Lawyers’ Top 25 Women Lawyers in Arizona, and for 2017 Best Lawyers named her “Lawyer of the Year” in Construction Litigation (Scottsdale).

David Tierney co-founded the State Bar’s Construction Section, and he and Sharon Shively have served as Chair.


From editing and compiling the Arizona Construction Law Practice Manual to contributions in Arizona Construction Law (both published by the State Bar of Arizona) and the American Bar Association’s Green Construction Lawyer, our attorneys lend substantive knowledge to valuable legal resources to which other construction lawyers regularly refer.


You can expect our more than one hundred years of combined experience to be relevant, our industry knowledge to be cutting edge, and our industry relationships to be strong, thanks to our active involvement in the State Bar of Arizona Construction Law Section and in leading trade groups, such as the American Subcontractors Association of Arizona, Arizona Builders Alliance, Arizona Registrar of Contractors Industry Advisory Council, and the Construction Financial Management Association.


Being in the right place with the right people helps us anticipate and understand your legal and business needs.