Sean    Tierney


Office:   San Francisco
Phone:   415-486-4201
Fax:   415-397-1513

2nd Office:  Sacramento

Columbia University, B.A.
U.C.L.A. School of Law, J.D. 

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Mr. Tierney opened the San Francisco office of Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP in 2000 and is resident in the San Francisco office. He has devoted his legal career to municipal finance. He frequently serves as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, lender's counsel, and underwriter's counsel and has worked with a variety of public agencies, including counties, cities, redevelopment agencies, and special districts. Mr. Tierney frequently represents banks in connection with a variety of credit facilities.

Mr. Tierney has extensive experience with general obligation and lease financings, water, sewer and other enterprise financings, transportation and redevelopment and multifamily housing bond financings. Mr. Tierney has worked with numerous California counties and cities, including the counties of Alameda, Butte, Marin, Monterey, Solano, San Francisco, Santa Clara and Tehama and the cities of Calistoga, Cathedral City, Modesto, Oakland, Roseville, Salinas, San Mateo, San Jose, Saratoga, Tulare and Watsonville. Mr. Tierney has served as bond counsel to the State of Hawaii, the University of Hawaii, the County of Maui and other public agencies in the State of Hawaii.

Mr. Tierney frequently serves as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, lender's counsel, and underwriter's counsel for bond offerings issued by or on behalf of nonprofit institutions. He has worked with a variety of nonprofit institutions, including the California Academy of Sciences, Claremont McKenna College, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Los Angeles Natural History Museum, Loyola Marymount University, Scripps College, Stanford University and numerous other educational and cultural institutions. Mr. Tierney frequently works with primary and secondary private schools, including the Branson School, Francis Parker School, La Jolla Country Day School, Marin Academy, Menlo School, Polytechnic School and University High School.

Mr. Tierney is a frequent speaker at bond finance conferences, including conferences sponsored by the American Association of Port Authorities, The Bond Buyer, the California Association of Museums, the California Society of Municipal Analysts, the Association for Governmental Leasing and Finance and the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission. Mr. Tierney is the past President of the Bay Area Municipal Forum, served on the Board of Trustees, and the Finance and Audit Committees, of the San Francisco Asian Art Museum and served as a member of the Citizens Advisory Committee of the Marin Municipal Water District.


Mr. Tierney is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. He is admitted to practice in the States of California, Hawaii, New York, and Washington.  

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