Sacks Tierney PA
4250 N Drinkwater Blvd Fl 4, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85251-3693
Board Certified Specialization: None
Professional Liability Insurance: Yes
Admitted to Practice Law: 1978
Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: October 25, 1986
Other Language(s): None
Janet’s professional expertise representing the spectrum of commercial real estate and business interests in good and challenging economic times has been diverse. With 40 years in law, Janet’s real estate and business practice has represented just about every interest involved in buying/selling, financing, developing and leasing real estate: commercial and subdivision developers, investors, including tenants in common, agents and brokers, franchisors and franchisees, landlords, tenants, title agencies, non-profits, lenders and local governments. In addition, Janet assists companies' expansion and contraction plans, business development strategies and litigation. From this breadth of experience, Janet offers a more thorough and creative response to real estate and business obstacles and opportunities.
Representative transactions include the acquisition, sale, and finance of commercial properties (office, apartment, retail and industrial), residential and commercial ground-up developments and redevelopments, retail, industrial, and office leasing, trustee’s sales, loan workouts, and loan mod’s, and sales commission disputes.
In today’s vibrant economy, Janet’s business law and commercial real estate practice continues to be dynamic. Having represented medical marijuana business ventures in Arizona since 2011, Janet is often called upon to mediate partner disputes, draft specialized MMJ contracts, organize affiliated entities, arrange transactions that conclude the receivership of a dispensary or cultivation facility, change the management or board decision-makers, litigate illegal zoning decisions on behalf of MMJ businesses, introduce MMJ businesses to banking organizations, and connect clients with other businesses in this space. Given the conflict between Federal and State laws on the status of medical marijuana in the United States, Janet has also been called upon to update the public on current cannabis industry affairs.
In the cannabis industry, representative matters include the takeover of a medical marijuana dispensary and its cultivation facility, kitchen, and management team in a receivership action and the related purchase of real estate and financing in an approximate $6 million series of transactions; litigation against a municipality for its wrongful zoning decision on a dispensary; drafting of AMMA-compliant Articles, Bylaws and other entity governance documents; and the sale of members’ ownership interests in an entity managing a cultivation facility.
Janet continues to provide strategic business counseling to entrepreneurs and prepare various contracts to facilitate their business transactions.
Juris Doctor, 1978: Loyola University of Chicago Law School
Admitted to Practice Law: Arizona and Colorado
Arizona Bar Association; Arizona Cannabis Bar Association (Secretary); Maricopa County Bar Association (Past President, Real Estate Section); Lambda Alpha International; CORENET Global (Arizona Chapter).
Bachelor of Arts, 1974: Indiana University
Advanced studies: Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Real Estate Strategic Planning Forum
Frequent speaker and author on commercial real estate and business topics, including "Due Diligence in Purchasing Commercial Real Estate", "Commercial Leasing Nuts and Bolts", “Renegotiating Commercial Leases”, and "Purchase and Sale Agreements".
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Advertising and Marketing||Marketing Law, Outdoor Advertising, Promotion Law, Advertising Law|
|Banking Law||Bank Collections, Bank Directors and Officers Liability, Bank Failures, Bank Foreclosures, Bank Mergers and Acquisitions, Bank Insolvency, Banking Litigation, Banking Regulation, Commercial Banking, Commercial Credit, Commercial Loans, Credit Fraud, Credit Law, Loans, Escrow Agent Liability, Escrow Law, Financial Law, Interest and Usury, Lender Law, Lender Liability, Lender Regulation, Lenders Rights, Loan Restructuring, Letters of Credit, Secured Lending, Trade and Professional Associations|
|Business Law||Limited Liability Company Law, Joint Ventures, Business Arbitration, Business Development, Business Associations Law, Business Enterprises, Business Dissolutions, Business Formation, Business Organization, Business Planning, Business Mediation, Business Fraud, Business Litigation, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Emerging Growth Companies, Complex Business Litigation, Buy-Sell Agreements, Business Valuation, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Business Transactions, Business Torts, Business Transfers, Business Successions, Business Reorganization, Business Regulation, Business Start-Ups, Trade and Professional Associations, Strategic Alliances, Sole Proprietorships, Professional Practices, Small Business Law, Pass-Through Entities|
|Bankruptcy||Bankruptcy Litigation, Bankruptcy Fraud, Bankruptcy Collections, Bankruptcy Chapter 7, Bankruptcy Chapter 11, Workouts, Pre-Bankruptcy Workouts, Repossessions, Receivership, Liquidations, Out of Court Debt Restructuring, Debtor Bankruptcy, Foreclosures, Insolvency, Fraudulent Conveyance, Debt Relief, Commercial Workouts, Commercial Bankruptcy, Commercial Foreclosure, Commercial Insolvency, Bankruptcy Reorganization|
|Cannabis Law||Cannabis Licensing, Cannabis Licensing and Regulatory Compliance, Cannabis Labor and Employment, Cannabis Dispensary Licensing, Cannabis Health Care Law, Cannabis Intellectual Property Law, Cannabis Business Litigation, Cannabis Business Transactions and Contracts, Cannabis Banking Law, Cannabis Business Formation, Cannabis Anti-Money Laundering Compliance, Cannabis Administrative Law, Cannabis Permits, Cannabis Political and Policy Representation, Cannabis Privacy and Data Security, Cannabis Private Investment, Cannabis Product Liability Litigation, Cannabis Real Estate, Cannabis Zoning and Land Use, Medical Marijuana|
|Corporate Law||Small Business Corporations, S Corporations, Partnership Organization, Professional Corporations, Nonprofit Corporations, Partnership Dissolution, Partnership Formation, Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Partnerships, Corporate Successions, Corporate Planning, Corporate Reorganization, Corporate Real Estate, Corporate Workouts, Incorporation, Corporate Organization, Corporate Litigation, Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance, Corporate Dissolutions, Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Contracts|
|Collections||Creditors Rights in Bankruptcy, Debtor and Creditor Collections, Debtor and Creditor Remedies, Debtor and Creditor Rights, Debtor and Creditor Workouts, Debtor and Creditor Reorganization, Creditors Rights, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Debtors Rights, Unsecured Creditors Rights, Secured Creditors Rights|
|Commercial Law||Commercial Bad Faith, Commercial Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Liability, Commercial Fraud, Commercial Torts, Commercial Mediation, Commercial Transfers, Commercial Transactions, Complex Commercial Litigation, Negotiable Instruments, Sale of Goods, Retail Liability, Secured Transactions, Uniform Commercial Code, Warehousing|
|Contracts||Contract Litigation, Contract Fraud, Commercial Contracts, Contract Drafting|
|Finance||Asset Sales, Asset Based Finance, Private Finance, Unsecured Finance, Secured Finance, Business Finance, Commercial Finance, Corporate Finance, Credit Enhancement, Debt and Equity Finance, Debt Finance, Equipment Finance, Equipment Leasing, Financial Restructuring, Financial Institutions Litigation, Financial Institutions Law, Factoring Law, Equity Finance|
|Franchises and Franchising||Franchise Litigation, Franchise Licensing, Franchise Law, Franchise Distribution, Franchise Termination, Franchise Regulation|
|Intellectual Property||Brand management, Copyright Prosecution, Copyright Licensing, Copyright Infringement, Intellectual Property Procurement, Intellectual Property Rights, Intellectual Property Licensing, Intellectual Property Infringement, Copyright Protection, Trademark Registration, Trademark Protection, Trademark Prosecution, Trademark Licensing, Trademark Litigation, Trademark Infringement, Trade Secret Misappropriation, Trade Names, Theft of Trade Secrets, Proprietary Rights, Service Marks|
|Investment Law||Private Equity, Venture Capital|
|Litigation||Defense Litigation, Breach of Warranty, Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Trial Practice, Warranty Law|
|Mergers and Acquisitions||Acquisitions and Divestitures, Business Divestitures, Business Acquisitions, Leveraged Buyouts, Leveraged Acquisitions, Mergers and Acquisitions Finance, Merger Reorganization, Mergers|
|Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations||Charitable Organizations Law|
|Regulatory Law||Federal Regulatory law, Regulated Industries, Regulatory Agency Practice, Regulatory Investigations|
|Real Estate/Real Property||Building and Public Safety Codes, Commercial Conveyancing, Commercial Landlord & Tenant law, Commercial Leasing, Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions, Commercial Mortgages, Commercial Real Estate Development, Commercial Real Estate Finance, Commercial Real Estate Bankruptcy, Commercial Real Estate Contracts, Condo Association Liens, Condo Association Duties, Commercial Real Estate Workouts, Condemnation, Commercial Real Estate Litigation, Commercial Real Estate Foreclosure, Commercial Real Estate Sales, Commercial Real Estate Syndication, Foreclosure, Foreclosure Defense, Historic Preservation, Condo Association Litigation, Condo Association Rights, Eminent Domain, Environmental Land Use, Foreclosure, Eviction, Evictions, Land Use Permitting, Land Use Litigation, Land Use Regulation, Landlord and Tenant Law, Leasing, Lease Finance, Lease Terminations, Mortgage Refinancing, Mortgage Lien Foreclosure, Mortgage Law, Mortgage Banking Law, Mortgage Foreclosure, Mortgage Finance, Land Development, Land Use, Land Entitlement, Land Annexation, Inverse Condemnation, HOA Rights, Industrial Real Estate Law, Industrial Leasing, HOA Litigation, HOA Liens, HOA Law, HOA Duties, Personal Property, Personal Property Leasing, Planning and Land Use, Property Rights, Mortgage Securitization, Office leasing, Mortgage Workouts, Retail Development, Rezoning, Retail Leasing, Secondary Mortgage Market, Shopping Center Acquisitions, Shopping Center Law, Shopping Center Development, Zoning, Zoning Law, Zoning Variances, Subdivisions, Unlawful Detainer, Shopping Center Leasing|
- Arizona (Active), Colorado (Active)
- Loyola - Chicago
Last Updated: July 5, 2020
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Scottsdale, Arizona, Maricopa County
Accept Credit Cards: Yes
Free Consultations: No
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