John C. Shafer III
John (Jack) Shafer focuses his practice in the areas of public finance and tax. With over ten years of experience working as an Assistant City Attorney for three large Phoenix-area cities, he has broad bond, tax, city regulatory licensing, procurement, budget, franchise, and other municipal finance experience. He represents colleges and universities, special districts, cities, towns and other units of local government in Arizona municipal finance and tax matters.
Jack also has experience drafting contracts, legislation, city codes and ordinances. He is a member of an ad hoc team formed to represent the interests of all 91 Arizona municipalities in revising an intergovernmental agreement with the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR). He also is a prior member of the ADOR State and Local Uniformity Group committee.
In addition to his municipal attorney experience, Jack worked for Ernst & Young as a Tax Consultant in their State and Local Tax Group, and as Tax Counsel for the ADOR.
University of San Diego School of Law (LL.M., Taxation, 2000)
University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 1999)
Northern Arizona University (B.A., cum laude, 1996)
U.S. District Court for Arizona (2000)
U.S. Tax Court (2001, inactive)
State Bar of Arizona