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John C. Shafer III
John C. Shafer III
602.257.7986
jshafer@gustlaw.com
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PRACTICE AREAS
Municipal Law
Public Finance
Tax

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.

EDUCATION
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)

ADMISSIONS
Arizona (2000)
U.S. District Court for Arizona (2000)
U.S. Tax Court (2001, inactive)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
State Bar of Arizona


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