You should have confidence that your business interests are protected, you will be compensated for the work you have performed, the contracts you have executed are binding and secure, and, most of all, your legal team understands your present business interests and your plans for the future.
- Visit our extensive archive of construction-related articles
- Seven of our lawyers are chapter authors for the 2016 Construction Law Practice Manual
We can help ensure all of the above. Whether your construction related 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.
Proven Knowledge, Relevant to Your Needs
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). She has been named in Best Lawyers since 2007.
David Tierney co-founded the State Bar’s Construction Section, and he and Sharon Shively have served as Chair.
Experience at Work
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.
Relationships that Matter
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 Arizona Builders Alliance, American Subcontractors Association of Arizona and to the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law.
Being in the right place with the right people helps us anticipate and understand your legal and business needs.
- Business Law
- Construction Defect Claims
- Construction Delay Claims
- Construction in Indian Country
- Contract Formation
- Employment Law
- Mechanic’s Liens
- Insurance Coverage
- Intellectual Property
- Licensing and Bonding
- Lien and Bond Claims
- Loan Workouts
- Payment Disputes
- Real Estate Law
- Registrar of Contractor Complaints
Articles & Presentations
- Offset and Recoupment Are Not Valid Defenses to Prompt Pay Proceedings Before the ROC
- California Court Rules Pay-When-Paid Clause in Public Works Contract Unenforceable
- Company Principals Can be Personally Liable for Collected but Unremitted TPT Taxes
- The Intersection of Bankruptcy Preferences and Mechanic’s Lien Waivers — A Wrong Turn Can Be Costly
- Prompt Pay Act: Arizona legislature overrules S.K. Builders decision
- Proportional Indemnity” Is Now the Law of the Land in Arizona
- Payment and Performance Bonds Are Incorporated into Federal Construction Project Contracts, Even If Not Expressly Stated
- Case Law Update
- A Homeowner’s Insurer Has a Duty to Defend a Builder Vendor Against a Claim for Negligent Excavation Brought by the Homebuyer
- Cures for Common Contractor Headaches: 10 ‘Health Tips’
- Arizona’s Prompt Pay Act Does Not Apply to Federal Construction Projects
- Attorney Fees Are Now Recoverable in a Breach of Warranty Claim Against a Contractor by Subsequent Homeowners
- Arbitrator Alert: Awarding of Attorney’s Fees in Implied Warranty Cases
- Are Liquidated Damage Clauses in Construction Contracts at Risk of Being Declared an Unenforceable Penalty?
- Should Res Judicata or Collateral Estoppel Bar Civil Actions or Issues after a Final ROC Decision and Order?
- Priority Breaks: New Title Guidelines on Construction Projects
- Arizona Construction Law 2016: Reported Cases and Statutory Developments
- Construction Risk Management Through Insurance
- Restoration Contractors Face Strict Contract Requirements