Attorney’s Fees

Attorney’s fees in commercial litigation can get incredibly expensive, incredibly quickly. In a moderately complex commercial litigation case, it can easily approach $150-200 thousand in fees and costs to get through a full jury trial and post-trial motions....


By this time, I’m sure most of you are familiar with the Panama Papers scandal, which has made world-wide headlines. The confidential files of a law firm in Panama were hacked, resulting in the disclosure of known and unknown names from around the world. There is no...

So You Want to Start a Business?

Part I. Introduction I have been a business attorney for more than 40 years representing many small companies. The businesses ranged from brick and mortar companies, service companies, marketing companies, real estate companies to cyber and internet companies. I am...

Motions for Summary Judgment

As anyone who has been through a lawsuit can attest, litigation can be extremely expensive. In order to take a case from the initial investigation through a full trial will easily cost in excess of $100,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs. Additionally, it will typically...

Small Estates: Part I

In some cases, small estates can be more complex than an average probate. This is especially true when dealing with an insolvent estate. The insolvency can often overwhelm the surviving spouse. Fortunately, the Arizona probate code provides several solutions. In this...


Arizona has made a big jump forward by enacting the Arizona Entity Restructuring Act (the “Act”), which just became effective on January 1, 2015. While the Act may be found in Title 29 PARTNERSHIP of the Arizona Revised Statutes in Chapter 6, it applies across the...




Effective January 6, 2020, attorneys Michael W. Margrave, Michael L. Kitchen, and Patrick J. Van Zanen, as well as paralegals Brittany Crane and Mallory Rasmussen, will join Sacks Tierney P A at their office located at 4250 N. Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ  85251. Their new contact information is:

Michael W. Margrave    
direct line: 480-425-2606
fax: 480-425-4906

Michael L. Kitchen
direct line: 480-425-2619
fax: 480-425-4919

Patrick J. Van Zanen    
direct line: 480-425-2623
fax: 480-425-4923

Brittany Crane
direct line: 480-425-2627
fax: 480-425-4927

Mallory Rasmussen
direct line: 480-425-2629
fax: 480-425-4929

We hope to continue serving your needs at our new home with Sacks Tierney P.A. beginning January 6, 2020