Roxann Gallagher’s practice primarily focuses on commercial and public finance and federal Indian law with an emphasis on economic development. She represents a broad range of clients, including many institutional lenders, in transactions involving taxable commercial loans, tax-exempt bonds, certificates of participation, tax credits, leases, and other financing mechanisms. Sacks Tierney is listed in The Bond Buyer’s Municipal Marketplace® (the “Red Book”).
She is also routinely engaged to navigate the complex legal regimes present when business or development projects occur within the jurisdictional boundaries of tribal communities or are conducted directly by tribal entities. She understands the intricacies of real estate title and security issues, regulatory authority, development and construction concerns, and unique timing considerations that impact each venture’s ultimate success.
Roxann earned her law degree from the Arizona State University College of Law, where she served as an articles editor for the Arizona State Law Journal. Roxann also received a Certificate in Indian Law from the school’s preeminent Indian Legal Program.
She recently served on the board of directors of Meritas, a global alliance of independent law firms and is the chair of the board of directors of Native American Connections, Inc., which owns and operates 18 sites offering a continuum of affordable housing, behavioral health, and community development services.
Roxann was recently honored with a ranking by London-based Chambers and Partners for her work in Native American Law and is included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in five categories for her work in Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law, Corporate Law, Native American Law, and Project Finance Law. Roxann was also recognized as a “2022 AZ Business Leader” in Native American Law and in “Most Influential Women in Arizona Business,” AzBusiness Magazine (2016); “Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona” (Securities and Corporate Finance), AzBusiness Magazine, 2013, 2014, 2021; North Valley Magazine “2012 Top Attorneys in the Valley” (Commercial Finance); and Phoenix Business Journal: Forty Under 40, Class of 2009.