Best Lawyers’ honoree Roxann S. Gallagher is an attorney in the Public and Commercial Finance, Indian Law and Tribal Relations, and Business and Corporate Law practice groups.

Education

  • Arizona State University, J.D., 2002: Articles Editor, Arizona State Law Journal; Certificate in Indian Law
  • University of Colorado, B.A., 1995

Community Leadership

  • Native American Connections: Chair, Board of Directors (Current, 2014-2016); Vice-Chair (2016-2018)
  • Prescott College: Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, Finance Committee
  • Christ Church School; Chair (Current); Treasurer (2015-2016)
  • Arizona’s Finest Couples, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Program Advisor (2009-present), Event Programming Co-Chair (2008), Honoree (2007)
  • Fresh Start Women’s Foundation: Member, Legal Committee (2006-2010)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arizona, 2003
  • Navajo Nation, 2007

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law, Project Finance Law, Public Finance Law), 2020-present
  • “Most Influential Women in Arizona Business,” AzBusiness Magazine, 2016
  • “Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona,” AzBusiness Magazine: Securities and Corporate Finance, 2013, 2014, 2021
  • North Valley Magazine 2012 Top Attorneys in the Valley (Commercial Finance)
  • Phoenix Business Journal: Forty Under 40, Class of 2009
  • 2017 Ragnar Trail Zion Best Team Name
  • Recipient, ASU 2009 President’s Medal for Social Embeddedness for Arizona Native Vote – Election Protection Project
  • 2008 ATHENA Young Professional Nominee
  • 2007 Arizona’s Finest Couples Honoree, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Professional & Industry Memberships

  • Meritas: Board of Directors (2019-2022), Member Engagement Committee (2019-2020), Finance Committee (2018-2019), Young Lawyer Program Representative (2010-2019)
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • State Bar of Arizona: Indian Law Section, Executive Council Secretary (2014-2016)
  • Federal Bar Association: Indian Law Section (2003-2018)
  • Native American Bar Association of Arizona (2004-2013)
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program (2004-2010)
  • Homeless Legal Assistance Program (2004-2010)
  • Wills for Heroes (2007-2010)
  • State Bar of Arizona: Member, Committee on Minorities and Women in the Law (2006-2013), Chair (2010); Co-Chair, Minority Bar Convention (2008)
  • Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Legal Department: Law Clerk (2001-2002)
  • U.S. Senator Hank Brown: Intern (1994-1995)

Presentations

  • “Financing Transactions on the Navajo Nation,” Navajo Nation Law CLE, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Indian Legal Program, Tempe, Arizona (October 2016)
  • “Risky Business: New Challenges in Real Estate Transactions” (panelist), State Bar of Arizona Convention (June 2015)
  • “Indian Law 101,” National Business Institute Teleconference (January 2014)
  • “Establishing a Business on Native American Lands,” National Business Institute Teleconference (November 2012)
  • “Indian Law 101,” National Business Institute Teleconference (January 2012)
  • “Ethical Issues from the Perspective of a Law Firm Attorney,” Indian Law Ethics CLE Conference, Arizona State University (December 2011)
  • “Indian Law 101,” National Business Institute, National Teleconference (June 2011)
  • “UCC and Secured Transactions,” Navajo Nation CLE, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Indian Legal Program, Tempe, Arizona (September 2010)
  • “New Economic Development Bonds Available to Indian Tribal Governments,” Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., Phoenix (August 2009)
  •  “UCC and Secured Transactions,” Navajo Nation Bar Association CLE, St. Michaels, Arizona (August 2009)
  • “New Economic Development Bonds Available to Indian Tribal Governments,” Sixth Annual Construction in Indian Country Conference, Fountain Hills, Arizona (May 2009)
  • “CLE for Free: Doing Business in Indian Country,” Ballard Spahr, Phoenix (March 2009)
  • “It’s A Business: Tax-Exempt Bonds for 501(c)(3) Charitable Organizations,” Arts & Business Council of Greater Phoenix (September 2008)
  • “Operating in Indian Country,” American Bar Association 11th Annual Institute on Gaming Law Minefield, Las Vegas (February 2007)
  • “The Intersection of Corporate America and Indian Country: Negotiating Successful Business Partnerships,” American Bar Association 10th Annual National Institute on Gaming Law Minefield, Las Vegas (February 2006)
  • “Tribal Nations: Contracting with Sovereign Nations,” 4th Annual Hospitality Law Conference, Houston (February 2006)
  • “Overview of Legal Issues in Indian Country,” U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (January 2006)
  • “Lending in Indian Country: Model Tribal Secured Transaction Code,” American Bar Association, Business Law Today Teleconference (December 2005)
  • “Income Diversification: Preparing for the Tribe’s Future Generations,” INM Native American Finance Conference, Uncasville, Connecticut (June 2005)
  • “Doing Business in Indian Country,” City of Tucson (March 2005)
  • “Overview of Legal Issues in Indian County,” U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (August 2004)
  • “Bond Finance and Economic Development in Indian Country,” NAU Navajo Nation Bond Forum (August 2004)