The law firm of Tiffany & Bosco P.A. is pleased to announce the opening of its new Woodland Hills office at 20750 Ventura Blvd., Suite 100, Woodland Hills, California. The office marks the firm9;s fourth location. The new office initially will be practicing in the areas of creditor bankruptcy, foreclosures, forcible entry and detainer/eviction, REO real estate, civil and commercial litigation.
The Woodland Hills location is part of Tiffany & Bosco's growth strategy that includes more offices throughout the West coast in order to better serve existing clients in California and bordering states. With a 46 year history, the attorneys of Tiffany & Bosco will work to assist the California office with a wide range of capabilities.... Read More
Greg Wilde was appointed by the Nevada Supreme Court to the State of Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program Advisory Committee.
Jim O’Sullivan has received the 2013 State Bar of Arizona Continuing Education Award. This award is given each year at the State Bar Convention to one attorney determined to have made outstanding contributions to the State Bar’s Continuing Education Program. Jim is a Shareholder of our firm and serves as Chair of the firm’s Business Solutions and Merger & Acquisitions Practices.... Read More
The law firm of Tiffany & Bosco P.A. is pleased to announce that USFN – America’s Mortgage Banking Attorneys, a network for the Mortgage Banking industry, awarded the Financial Services Department the “Diamond Award of Excellence.” The Award of Excellence program recognizes USFN member firms who have demonstrated their commitment to excellence in the legal community and the mortgage banking industry, through significant contributions to industry education, on-going staff development, client relationships, and notable community and charitable contributions in the past year. ... Read More
The law firm of Tiffany & Bosco P.A. is pleased to announce that zoning attorney William E. Lally, and AICP certified land use planners Kurt A. Jones and Benjamin J. Patton have joined the firm. Tiffany & Bosco’s Land Use and Zoning practice is dedicated to working closely with builders, developers, brokers, banks and design consultants; focused in the areas of land use, zoning and permitting throughout Maricopa County and the State of Arizona. They are experienced in all aspects of land use entitlements which includes general and comprehensive plan amendments, rezoning, conditional use permits, site planning, subdivision planning, civil improvement plans, landscaping design, transportation, , drainage, utilities and any municipal, county or state permitting. ... Read More
Mark S. Bosco was appointed as a Member of the Board of Governors to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. Board members serve a minimum of one term (three years) and are responsible for serving on standing and special event committees, fiduciary oversight and providing resources to fulfill the mission of the organization. The non-profit organization provides 17,700 Valley children and teenagers with a positive, supervised and fun environment to help reach their full potential. The Clubs offer more than 100 youth development programs at the organization’s nine branches and 12 outreach sites located in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Mesa, Fountain Hills and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa and Hualapai Indian Communities. Their programs help promote healthy lifestyles, good character and academic success.... Read More
J. Daryl Dorsey has been appointed to the Next Gen: Emerging Leaders Board for the Turnaround Management Association’s (TMA) Arizona Chapter. The Emerging Leaders Board encourages and facilitates networking and educational opportunities tailored to those turnaround professionals in the early stages of their careers. Daryl has been a member of TMA for 4 years, and also serves on the programming committee. TMA is the only international non-profit association dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management.... Read More
Tiffany and Bosco, P.A. was honored to be recognized as one of the 2013 U.S. Top Ranked Law Firms nationally by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. This ranking is based on the large percentage of AV-rated attorneys in the firm. As of January 1, 2013 the firm had 59% of the partners with an AV-rating. ... Read More
James Christian has been re-elected to the Board of Trustees for The Melonhead Foundation to serve another term throughout 2013. The Melonhead Foundation is a children’s cancer charity that serves the needs of pediatric cancer patients and their families.
James Christian is one of the founding members of the new Suns 88 Charities Group. This group operates within the larger Phoenix Suns Charities. It consists of young professionals from over 20 industries. Phoenix Suns Charities was incorporated in 1989 with the mission to benefit organizations that assist the needs of children in Arizona.
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Darren T. Case was appointed to serve on the Board of the Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Section of the Maricopa County Bar Association. As a board member, Darren will assist in the development of educational seminars to be presented to the estate planning and probate legal community for Maricopa County.... Read More
West’s Arizona Estate and Probate Planning Handbook, co-authored by Darren T. Case, was recently published in November of 2012. Darren practices in the areas of tax and estate planning, and assists families and individuals in a broad range of planning techniques, including traditional wills and revocable trusts, along with more sophisticated planning strategies.... Read More
Michael E. Tiffany, a Shareholder and the Managing Attorney at Tiffany & Bosco, P.A. in Phoenix, AZ has been listed as a leader in his field in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the Real Estate practice area.
Mr. Tiffany was recognized by his clients as “having vast experience, valuable technical and industry-specific knowledge, and the ability in negotiations to make all parties feel they have won, even though his client has the better end of the bargain." He has more than 40 years' experience of Arizona legal practice, and recently acted for Spurlock Land in connection with the pre-development of a 2,800 acre master-planned community in Buckeye. Other highlights include assisting Branagh/Patterson Investments with the refinancing of apartment projects in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Kennewick, Washington, and acting for Nucare Management with a $37.4 Million loan for its Springdale Village retirement and Springdale West healthcare campuses.... Read More
Robert A. Royal was named in the Arizona Business Magazine 2012 Mediation Guide as a top alternative dispute resolution attorney in Arizona. His practice emphasizes intra-corporate disputes and director, officer and manager liability which has led Mr. Royal to giving back to the legal profession by publishing, lecturing, and serving as an expert witness and arbitrator in the area.... Read More
Tiffany & Bosco was recognized as Law Firm of the Year at the 2012 Arizona Real Estate Achievement Awards (AREA) at the Ritz Carlton on May 3, 2012 by Arizona Business Magazine. The firm was selected by a panel of industry experts because of their innovative service to the real estate and banking community since 1967. The firm’s real estate services include the purchase, sale, financing, planning, zoning, development, construction, management and leasing of land, subdivisions and improved real property.
The AREA awards honor the state’s best and brightest who have made a major contribution to the real estate industry and who have given back to the community.
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Arizona Business Magazine named four Tiffany & Bosco lawyers to their annual Arizona’s Top Lawyer’s for 2012. Mark S. Bosco and Michael A. Bosco, Jr. were named in the category of banking and J. Lawrence McCormley and Michael E. Tiffany were named in the Real Estate category. ... Read More
Through the participation of Mark S. Bosco, Michael A. Bosco, Jr., Alex Poulos and Michael E. Tiffany, Tiffany & Bosco, P.A. served as a Presenting Sponsor for the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) 14th Annual Community Breakfast “Rooted for Life” at the Arizona Biltmore. Tiffany & Bosco has been involved with SARRC for several years, was pleased to once again sponsor the breakfast along with other business and philanthropists to raise funds to advance research and provide services for families living with autism. Through contributions from firms like Tiffany & Bosco, Arizona has become one of the leaders in autism research, therapy, treatment and support and has also made a significant impact nationally. Approximately 1,600 attendees helped to raise $407,616 at the breakfast to assist in funding further research into autism.... Read More
Tiffany & Bosco P.A. is pleased to announce that attorneys Lance R. Broberg and Benjamin A. Thinnes have been named shareholders. Mr. Broberg joined the firm in 2005 and his practice is concentrated in the area of general civil and commercial litigation, and focuses in matters regarding intra-corporate disputes and “business divorce.” Lance also serves clients with commercial landlord-tenant disputes, assists creditors in bankruptcy actions, and prosecutes appellate matters. Lance is a 2002 graduate of Arizona State University, and received his J.D. from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in 2005. He is actively involved in the Arizona State High School Mock Trial Program and serves as a director of the Northern Arizona Advisory Board of the American Lung Association of the Southwest.
Mr. Thinnes practices in the area of real estate transactions and finance, including purchase and sale transactions, leasing, real estate financing (including HUD insured loans for multi-housing projects), master-planned developments, and golf course and private club developments involving purchases, sales, financing, turnovers, and equity conversions. Prior to joining Tiffany & Bosco, P.A., in 2011, Ben served as general counsel for one of the country's preeminent private golf-community developers, during which time he acted as counsel in all facets of the law relating to the planning, development, and operation of private golf communities, both in the United States and abroad. He graduated from the University of Arizona, in 1996; and the University of San Diego School of Law, with a J.D, in 2002.
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The invitation only group was designed as an advanced leadership program in 1984 to fill the void of Blacks and others on various corporate, charitable and public policy-making boards and commissions at the local, state and national levels and other leadership positions.
As a member of the BBODP, Daryl will be working with a variety of local charities to assist youth and give back to the Phoenix-area community. His first community placement with the BBDOP is on the Board of Directors with Free Arts of Arizona, an organization that focuses on assisting neglected, homeless and abused children in coping with their situation through various forms of art therapy.
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Tiffany & Bosco P.A. represented by Mark and Amanda Bosco served as a Presenting Sponsor of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale 2012 Youth of the Year Gala & Auction at the Talking Stick Resort. Each year the Greater Scottsdale Boys and Girls Clubs Youth of the Year is announced at the gala. Amanda Bosco served again this year as one of the judges on the panel responsible for selecting the winner that goes on to compete at the state competition and hopefully, at the national competition. In 2010, the national winner originated from the Greater Scottsdale Boys and Girls Club. The Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Youth of the Year program is a premier character and leadership initiative which has been in existence for more than 60 years. The Bosco’s have been actively involved in supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs for over 10 years, and recognize the important role the club plays in developing and mentoring today’s youth. Approximately 650 attendees helped to raise $352,000 for the clubs.... Read More
Daryl Dorsey has been named to the board of Free Arts of Arizona. Free Arts of Arizona is a local organization that works to assist neglected, homeless and abused children in coping with their situation through various forms of art therapy. In his role as a board member, Daryl will be assisting the organization with various fiduciary responsibilities, fundraising, strategic planning and working with local children to help them deal with their unfortunate circumstances through artistic expression. ... Read More
Christopher R. Kaup has been elected President of the Arizona Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA). The TMA is an international organization of professionals, lenders and investors who provide a broad range of services to financial distressed companies and creditors of those businesses.
In his role as President of the Arizona Chapter, Mr. Kaup is working to focus the Chapter’s 150+ members on building stronger relationships to better work as teams to turnaround and then grow companies and, as a result, save Arizona and even add jobs. The TMA’s informative and timely programs, fun networking events and written materials have and will continue to facilitate the goal of helping Arizona businesses navigate through the still uncertain and challenging economic sea. Mr. Kaup expressed his belief that members of the Arizona TMA Chapter are responsible for saving thousands of jobs in the region during the Great Recession through the use of their skills, experience, investments and other resources.
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Tiffany & Bosco continued its support of the Waste Management Phoenix Open that was held at the TPC Scottsdale January 30th through February 5th, 2012. This “Greatest Show on Grass” began in 1932, making it one of the five oldest Tournaments on the PGA Tour. This year, the nationally televised sporting event attracted approximately 538,000 spectators. Kyle Stanley took home the $1,098,000 first place check, part of the $6,100,000 purse, by scoring an overall 15 under par.
The major focus of this popular event is fund-raising for The Thunderbirds Charities, an affiliate of The Thunderbirds. Again, Tiffany & Bosco underwrote a two story Sky Box on the 18th hole for the enjoyment of its clients and friends. With its contribution, the firm added to the funds to be donated by The Thunderbirds Charities. The Thunderbirds have given over $75 million to worthy causes and charities in the community. ... Read More
May Lu has been selected as a member of the Small Business Leadership Council ("SBLC") of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. The SBLC serves as an advisory board to the Chamber39;s Board of Directors and the Members Services Department on issues relating to small businesses.... Read More
Tiffany & Bosco P.A. is pleased to announce that attorney Kevin P. Nelson has been licensed to practice law in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Tribal Court ("SRPM Court"). He is also licensed to practice in the Navajo, Hopi, White Mountain Apache and Fort McDowell Yavapai Community Tribal Courts. Kevin joined the firm in 2007 and his litigation and transactional practice focuses on construction, Indian law, personal injury, and regulatory compliance and default issues regarding residential and commercial loans. The clients Kevin represents cover a broad spectrum which includes individuals, institutional and private lenders, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, engineers, and owners. Kevin serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Donations Center for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona Association, an Executive Board Member of Arizona Autism United, Inc. (AZA United), and is a also a member of Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club. He also serves on Tiffany & Bosco’s Newsletter and Technology Committees.... Read More
Michael A. Bosco, Jr. was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from USFN. The Lifetime Achievement Award was granted to Mr. Bosco with the respect, admiration, and fond regards of his peers and fellow USFN members. In addition to being a long-time member of USFN, Mr. Bosco also served as a director on the board for several years, and he and his son, Mark S. Bosco, were named Co-Members of the Year in 1995. Alberta Hultman, Executive Director & CEO of USFN stated, “This award was given to Mr. Bosco in recognition and tribute for his 50 years of practice in the legal profession, representing clients in a professional, ethical and competent manner. Starting with only one banking client he now represents more than 50 banks and mortgage companies.” ... Read More
11/10Mike Tiffany named to “Industry Leader of the Year” by AZRE Magazine’s PEOPLE TO KNOW in Commercial Real Estate
Mike Tiffany has been named “Industry Leader of the Year” in the attorney category in AZRE Magazine’s annual PEOPLE TO KNOW in Commercial Real Estate for 2011-2012. He was selected out of over 600 nominees which included 70 attorneys competing for the honor. ... Read More
Tiffany & Bosco P.A. is pleased to announce that attorneys Alisa Gray and Jim Fassold have joined the Probate and Trust Department as shareholders. Formerly of Gray and Fassold P.C., Alisa and Jim will practice in the areas of probate and trust litigation and mediation services, including: elder law and abuse, financial exploitation, contested or complicated guardianships, probate litigation and administration, estate administration, conservatorships, and appellate and trust litigation.... Read More
09/20Will Fischbach named to the first Board of Directors of the Valley Young Professionals of Greater Phoenix Chamber
William M. Fischbach, III has been named to the first Board of Directors of the Valley Young Professionals (VYP) of Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. After extensive review and interviews Will was selected out of 30 applicants, to serve on the board. The board members will oversee VYP programming, including identifying relevant content, timely speakers and new event venues. They will also use their personal and professional relationships to help promote both the work of the VYP as well as the Chamber... Read More
08/18Lance R. Broberg appointed to the board of directors of the American Lung Association in Arizona
Lance R. Broberg an associate with Tiffany & Bosco P.A. has been appointed to the board of directors of the American Lung Association in Arizona. In his general civil and commercial litigation practice, Lance focuses extensively in matters regarding intra-corporate disputes and “business divorce.” In addition, Lance serves clients with commercial landlord-tenant disputes, on bankruptcy and appellate matters, and with seeking provisional and other immediate and emergency remedies.... Read More
Tiffany & Bosco P.A. is pleased to announce that attorney Kevin P. Nelson has been named shareholder in the firm’s Phoenix office. His litigation and transactional practice focuses on construction, Indian law, personal injury, and regulatory compliance and default issues regarding residential and commercial loans. The clients Kevin represents cover a broad spectrum which includes institutional and private lenders, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, engineers, and owners.... Read More
May Lu was selected as one of the 17 participants out of more than 40 applicants to participate in the 2011-2012 Class of the Bar Leadership Institute (“BLI”) sponsored by the State of Arizona. BLI provides to the participants education and training in the areas of leadership, ethics, and career development to prepare them for interaction and relationship building with members of the legal, judicial, and executive sectors and other organizations in the community.... Read More
Michael A. Bosco, Jr. was recognized by the Arizona State Bar Association for 50 years of membership at the State Bar of Arizona’s 2011 National Convention. Bosco’s 50 years in the legal profession has earned him a number of notable accolades, including; Assistant U.S. Attorney 1962-1963, Assistant City Attorney, Phoenix, Arizona 1963-1965 and Magistrate, City of Phoenix, 1969-1970. “Mike Bosco has always been a leading member of our legal community,” says Alan Bayham, State Bar of Arizona President. “Tiffany and Bosco has become one of the most outstanding and reputable firms in Phoenix. Perhaps even more important is that the ethical code established by the firm has helped set standards for our profession.”... Read More
06/16Leonard J. McDonald named Vice-Chair of the Executive Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation
Leonard J. McDonald was named Vice-Chair of the Executive Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona. The Foundation has been in operation since 1963 as a charitable, non-profit agency dedicated to improving the quality of life of Arizonans challenged by chronic kidney disease. ... Read More
The Miracle League of Arizona (MLAZ) announced that Aaron T. Lloyd was named to the board of directors. Aaron, the newest member of our board, graduated from the Eller College of Business at the University of Arizona and received his JD from Michigan State University. He practices in the areas of business disputes, civil and commercial litigation. “We are delighted to have Aaron on our board because in addition to his love of baseball, he brings a ton of enthusiasm for our mission to provide opportunities for children with special needs to play Miracle League baseball, regardless of their physical or mental challenges,” said Franklin B. Udvare, MLAZ Board President.... Read More
May Lu was named the 2011 Outstanding Volunteer Attorney for Pro Bono Service by Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. She was honored at the Pro Bono Award Ceremony in the Great Hall at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law on May 13th. Ms. Lu was honored for her contributions and volunteer activities through the Business Legal Assistance Program, where law students and volunteer attorneys provide information and assistance on various legal issues to small businesses and entrepreneurs with limited resources.... Read More
Mike Tiffany recently won a prestigious buckle for winning a major team roping competition sponsored by the Sheriff’s Mounted Posse of Maricopa County, Arizona. After five qualifying events over the same number of months in which 250 teams roped, the top 10 teams competed in a 10 steer final. Mike and his roping partner caught the most steers in the fastest time to win buckles and cash for their effort. Mike commented: “ A 10 steer team roping requires intense concentration over a two hour period, so much so that the adrenaline did not clear through my system until several hours after we finished”.... Read More
Super Lawyers, which is a listing of outstanding attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, selected the following shareholders for 2011: David L. Case (Estate Planning & Probate, Business/Corporate and Tax); Richard G. Himelrick (Securities andBusiness Litigation); Leonard J. Mark (Family Law, Personal Injuryand Medical Malpractice); Richard E. Oney (Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, Information Technology/Outsourcing); Robert A. Royal (Business Litigation); and Michael E. Tiffany (Real estate and Business/Corporate). ... Read More
03/31Leonard J. McDonald Appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona.
Leonard J. McDonald was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona. The Foundation has been in operation since 1963 as a charitable, non-profit agency dedicated to improving the quality of life of Arizonans challenged by chronic kidney disease. ... Read More
SCOTTSDALE , AZ – March 26, 2011 The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale honored its 2011 Youth of the Year candidates at its annual Celebrate Youth Gala & Auction on March 26th. Presented by Tiffany & Bosco and Great American Title Agency, the event honors the 2011 Youth of the Year – the highest honor given to a member of the organization. For more information please contact http://bgcs.org/.... Read More
02/27Tiffany & Bosco Announce the Opening of New Las Vegas Area Office Phoenix-based firm to expand footprint in Southwest
PHOENIX, AZ - February 28, 2011 - The law firm of Tiffany & Bosco P.A. is pleased to announce the opening of its new Las Vegas office at 212 S. Jones Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada. The office marks the firm's third location and will be managed by Mark Bosco in the Phoenix Office and Gregory L. Wilde in the Las Vegas Office.Greg was formerly with Wilde & Associates.
"Tiffany & Bosco has a significant national reputation for providing exceptional service," said Gregory Wilde, former managing partner of Wilde & Associates. "We are very enthusiastic about the growth of this prestigious firm and look forward to a beneficial relationship with the launching their first location in the state of Nevada."
The team of attorneys in the new office include; Gregory L. Wilde, Nevada Office Manager and Shareholder, Kevin S. Soderstrum, Matthew K. Schriever, Michael W. McKelleb and Helene C. Lester. The five attorneys will be practicing in the area of bankruptcy, civil and commercial litigation, real estate law, foreclosures, forcible entry and detainer/eviction, mediation and arbitration.
The Las Vegas location is part of Tiffany & Bosco's growth strategy that includes more offices throughout the Southwest in order to better serve existing clients in Nevada and bordering states. With a 40 year history, the attorneys of Tiffany & Bosco will work to assist the Nevada office attorneys with a wide range of capabilities.
"We've been working with clients in the state of Nevada for more than 15 years, "said Mark Bosco, shareholder, with Tiffany & Bosco. "Our clients have been asking us to open an office in Nevada for years and we felt that this was the perfect time to enter a new and very dynamic market."... Read More
PHOENIX, AZ - February 22, 2011 - Tiffany & Bosco P.A. is pleased to announce that attorney Kevin P. Nelson has been named to the Executive Board of Arizona Autism United, Inc. (AZA United). The position is responsible for participating in the growth and development of the organization, overseeing the budget, development of new programs and services, policy changes, expanding to new locations and more. Aaron Blocher-Rubin, Executive Director of AZA United stated, "We are most pleased that Kevin has agreed to serve on our board. He brings a wealth of knowledge as an attorney, as well as a passion for helping children and families who are in need of our services." Kevin's practice focuses on construction, mortgage, Indian law, real estate transactions and litigation. The clients Kevin represents cover a broad spectrum and include institutional and private lenders, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, engineers, and owners.
AZA United is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing services to children with autism spectrum disorders in Arizona. AZA United is committed to giving every family and employee the training and ongoing support they need to help each child be successful. They provide customized services and support that enhance the quality of life for all individuals with autism and their families. Their vision is that every person affected by autism is accepted and supported by society.... Read More
Not many lawyers consider chasing a steer running at breakneck speed in a dirt arena while mounted on a fast-moving horse and simultaneously swinging a rope at the horns of a pretty motivated animal whose main goal in life at the moment is to get the heck away from you as fast as he possibly can, to be uh, "a peaceful afternoon" - but then not many lawyers are as comfortable in this venue as Mike Tiffany. In the Valley's extensive legal circles, Mike Tiffany, Managing Partner of Tiffany & Bosco, P.A., is widely recognized as one of the premiere go-to-guys when it comes to complex real estate transactions. However, in the tight-knit world of rodeos, Tiffany is known as a skillful 'header' in team-roping events. "My job is to rope the steer's horns or head, while my partner's job as the 'heeler' is to rope the steer by its hind legs," explains Tiffany. "It requires teamwork between the riders and their horses, great timing and a lot of practice because we need to do it fast without having a wreck." His best time to date: six seconds flat. Wow.
FROM COWBOYING TO COURT
So how did this accomplished attorney become involved in two such diverse worlds?
LET'S BACK IT UP A BIT.
Back in the 1940s and 1950s, Tiffany's family lived in a part of Phoenix that was considered way out in the proverbial boondocks. Don't snicker, but we're talking about the area around Camelback Road and Central Avenue. "Growing up, we had horses and ponies on our property and I started roping when I was very young. In fact, I bought my first roping horse from former Arizona Governor John Howard Pyle when I was about ten years old," recalls Tiffany. "As I got older, most of my friends were not into horses, so I returned to school sports playing baseball, basketball and especially, football." His hard work, dedication and natural abilities paid off, and Tiffany did well enough in sports to earn athletic letters in football and track at St. Mary's High School, where he held the state record in his senior year for the most points scored in a game and for the season. He currently shares his high school record with three others for scoring five touchdowns in a single game. Tiffany was recruited and given a full scholarship by legendary football coach, Dan Devine, to play ball at Arizona State University and he had the sideliners buzzing in his first scrimmage against the Varsity. Unfortunately, his career was cut short by injuries. After graduating with a degree in business from ASU, Tiffany spent a year on active duty with the Air National Guard. "After that, I started working with my family's road building company, but I didn't feel adequately prepared, so I decided to go to law school," he says. "My dad had passed away by then, but my brother was very supportive of my plans because he knew I really wanted to attend law school." So Tiffany trekked down south to the Old Pueblo, graduating from the University of Arizona's law school. "My first year after (c) 2011 Andrew Paul Photography graduation, I was a law clerk for Judge Henry S. Stevens of the Arizona Court of Appeals," he says, adding that while at the Court, he reconnected with an older friend from St. Mary's High named Jim Cunningham.
A HANDSHAKE SEALS THE DEAL
"One day, Jim and I were having a cup of coffee, and with a handshake, we agreed to become partners in a two-lawyer law firm. Initially, I accepted any matter that came through the door, but after a few months, I realized that it made good business sense to only represent paying clients," says Tiffany with a smile. "I tried to balance litigation and transactional work, but concluded that I could not do everything. My first move toward specialization was when Jim and I decided that he would handle the litigation and I would do everything else." Over the years as his legal prowess and reputation grew, Tiffany's work became exclusively focused on real estate and related matters.
TIFFANY & BOSC O, P.A.
Over two decades later (absent Cunningham, who had left earlier to focus on a boutique personal injury practice), a firm whose principals were a father and son team, Mike and Mark Bosco, joined with the firm. This newly reorganized firm, Tiffany & Bosco, P.A., has developed into one of the most powerhouse firms in Arizona. Tiffany & Bosco offers a wide range of legal services thanks to highly experienced attorneys who concentrate in their areas of expertise. "Particularly within the last five years, the firm has steadily grown as quality attorneys have learned more about our unique and positive structure and culture," says Tiffany. "Our areas of practice include automotive, bankruptcy, business organizations, commercial litigation, condemnation, construction, criminal defense, employment, estate planning, family law, financial services, intellectual property, probate, real estate, securities and tax." In addition to his duties as managing attorney of the firm, AV-rated Tiffany personally concentrates in the area of commercial transactions, primarily in strategic planning, business solutions and real estate and finance, including HUD-insured loans for multi-housing projects. Having achieved much success and respect from his peers and clients, this recognized expert has earned the right to sit back and rest on his laurels, but that's not the measure of the man. "I still very much look forward to coming to the office and working with our clients to negotiate and structure transactions and solve problems," he says. "But I will say that it is nice to be at a point in my career where I can walk out of a meeting with another attorney in our firm being responsible for document preparation." Tiffany also continues to be actively involved in building Tiffany & Bosco and preserving the business model and culture that are the foundation of the firm's success.
BACK IN THE SADDLE
So we've gone from cowboying to transactions. But how did he get back into cowboying? Tiffany says that during the part of his life when he was busy building his practice and raising his family, deep down, he always missed being around horses. "But I knew I would get back to it someday," he says. "Finally, the time was right and I started roping again about twelve years ago, which has given me the opportunity to compete and to have the camaraderie with those individuals who share my interest in rodeo sports. Although it is physically demanding, I'm relaxed and invigorated when we're finished." Along with his thriving legal practice and teamroping activities, Tiffany is a Life Member of The Phoenix Thunderbirds and is past-Chairman and an honorary member of the Board of Directors of the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix. He is also on the Board of Governors of the Sheriff 's Mounted Posse of Maricopa County, and was recently elected President of the Posse for 2011. "The Posse is available to assist with searchand- rescue operations and is especially needed in rugged and heavily vegetated country that is difficult to reach or cover with helicopters, light planes and/or ATVs," remarks Tiffany. "The major public activity of the Posse is to participate in the Parada del Sol Parade, which the group has done for over 50 years."
Tiffany says that he learned a great deal by observing his father and how he ran his roadbuilding business. "He was very successful but humble, and he had a reputation for being tough but honest and fair," he says. "He died when I was 21, and several of his friends told my brother and me at his funeral that he was honest in business and in his marriage. I have never forgotten those words." Other mentors that Tiffany cites are Judge Henry S. Stevens, his former partner, Jim Cunningham, and his wife, Patsy. "Judge Stevens was an important influence in my legal thinking, and Jim Cunningham, who graduated from law school eight years ahead of me, was very helpful in my early years. My wife, Patsy, has always been there for me with good advice. And last, but certainly not least, I regularly pray for guidance."
When asked why he doesn't just kick back, relax and travel, Tiffany pensively replies: "I have been very fortunate and have greatly benefited from living and working in my community. Although Patsy and I are involved in some high-profile charitable and cultural organizations, we find the most satisfaction in supporting needy individuals and families and promoting education," he says. "We both believe that it is important to give back through contributions as well as personal participation with community organizations." Looking back at his career, Tiffany feels a sense of fulfillment about a number of things. "I want others to be able to say 'he's been a good lawyer and played a significant role in creating and building a successful law firm with top-quality lawyers and staff who respect and get along with each other'," says Tiffany. "As far as the future, I want to continue practicing law as long as I am able to do so and to continue having quality time with my wife, family and friends. And since I've worked hard all my life to stay physically fit, I hope that when I'm 85, I'll be teamroping, rather than sitting in a rocking chair."... Read More
12/28Tiffany & Bosco Shareholder Appointed Member of Publications Board and Bankruptcy Committee of American Bar Association
PHOENIX, AZ - December 29, 2010 - The law firm of Tiffany & Bosco P.A. is pleased to announce that shareholder Christopher R. Kaup was appointed as a member of the Publications Board and a member of the Bankruptcy Committee of the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm division in the American Bar Association.
Mr. Kaup's practice is focused on the representation of creditors and debtors in complex commercial bankruptcy matters, creditors rights, commercial litigation and general corporate and commercial transactions. He has represented public companies, private businesses, creditors committees and individuals in commercial bankruptcy cases." He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, and vice president and board member of the Turnaround Management Association Arizona Chapter.... Read More