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 2014-2016 and present; 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 (2022-present); Corporate Law, Native American Law (2023)
  • “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