Sacks Tierney P.A.

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Michael R. Rooney

Mike Rooney practices business and corporate law and private post-secondary school law and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America®.

He has a long tradition of generous commitments of time in the community, and his current service includes the Prescott College Board of Trustees, Rio Salado Foundation, Tempe Center for the Arts Foundation, O’Connor Home, and Arizona Family College Savings Plan Oversight Committee.

Practice Areas

Business and Corporate Law: Commercial Transactions, Real Estate Transactions, Commercial Real Estate Loan Modifications, Negotiation and Problem Solving

Private and Public School Law

Honors and Awards

The Best Lawyers in America®, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, 2013-present

AV-Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association

State Bar of Arizona: Business Law Section

Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education: Fellow

Court Admissions

Arizona, 1974

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1975

Community Leadership

Save the Family: Board of Directors, 2016-present

Sandra Day O’Connor Institute: Board of Directors

Arizona Private School Association: Member

Arizona Family College Savings Program (529 Plan): Oversight Committee

Tempe Center for the Arts Foundation: Chair

Tempe Community Foundation: Chair

United Methodist Outreach Ministries (UMOM): Board of Directors; New Day Center Homeless Shelter, Past Chair

Prescott College: Board of Trustees, 2008-2017

Rio Salado Foundation: Board of Directors, 2008-2016

Tempe Community Council: Member, 2007-2013

Boy Scouts of America: Western Region Commissioner, 2008; Grand Canyon Council Executive Board Member, Past President

Arizona Commission for Post-Secondary Education: Past President

Kyrene Schools Community Foundation: Member; Past President (1989)

State Board of Private, Technical and Business Schools: Past Chair


Medical Marijuana in Arizona: The Dispensary Application Process

Medical Marijuana Act Raises Thorny Challenges for Commercial Landlords

"Flood Control and Arizona," Arizona State Law Journal, 919-937, 1973


Arizona State University, J.D., cum laude, 1974: Phi Alpha Delta; Staff Editor, Arizona State Law Journal

University of Missouri, B.S., 1967