PFM Board Members

Tisha Black

Tisha Black, a native Las Vegan, is a Real Estate and Corporate lawyer licensed to practice in the State of Nevada since 1996. She is a founding partner of the law firm of Black & LoBello.

Ms. Black practices primarily in the areas of complex corporate and real estate transactions. Her focus includes finance, corporate formation, mergers and acquisitions, real property purchases and sales, real property entitlement, development and construction, finance and foreclosure. She has worked on various legislative committees and working group that have been instrumental in changes to laws and regulations impacting real estate both commercial and residential, foreclosures, and real estate agents.

Ms. Black has taught seminars in the areas of premises liability, risk management, landlord/tenant law, property entitlements and encumbrances, commercial instruments and securitization, foreclosure, deficiency actions in real property and Commercial lending, ethics and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. She is also an instructor with GLVAR and is an approved instructor for several courses with the Nevada Division of Real Estate.

Ms. Black is a mediator with the Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program and has published articles in Broker Agent Magazine, CCIM Perspectives, Tax Matters and various trade journals. She has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Huffington Post, Las Vegas Sun and Las Vegas Review Journal and was a contributor to Nevada’s CBS affiliate KLAS for their Peabody award winning series Desert Under Water.

Ms. Black served two years on the Spring Valley Town Board, as a Director of St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, and United Citizen’s Fund. She continues to serve on several advisory panels as well as community boards including UNLV’s Lied Institute of Real Estate Studies as the education chair. She has been selected as a Rising Star in Mountain State’s Lawyers and is consistently recognized for her real estate expertise in state and local publications.

Robert A. Rink

Mr. Rink received his Business Marketing degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1999. After college Mr. Rink was accepted into the Stations Casino Management program where he worked for 4 years and was a Director of Sales & Marketing prior to leaving and pursuing a position as a Vice President of Business Development for a large lending company. Mr. Rink was responsible for growing company revenue 40% year over year. In 2010, he purchased Pinnacle Lending Group during the “Great Recession” and while heavy regulation was crippling the lending industry. Currently, Mr. Rink is the President of Pinnacle which is one of the top mortgage lenders in Nevada. He holds a Mortgage Banking License and Broker License in the Nevada and California.

Marc Anthony Saggese

Marc Anthony Saggese is the founder of the Law Offices of Saggese & Associates and began practicing law in Las Vegas in 1999. Originally from Utica, New York, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the State University of New York in 1995, graduating with honors. Marc continued on to earn his law degree in Washington, D.C., from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in 1999.

Marc was admitted to the Judge Advocate General’s Corps in 2000 where he served as a Captain in the United States Army, undertaking litigation work for the Department of Justice. Upon forming his own firm in 2003, Marc devoted his practice to civil and criminal matters, finding that passionate defense work was how he best served his community.

Marc actively litigates cases, conducts jury trials, and has represented more than 2,500 clients. In addition, he is also a pro tempore Judge for the Las Vegas Municipal Court System, as well as a Justice Court Claims Judge and Traffic Court Magistrate. Marc has appeared on Fox and Friends, On the Record with Greta VanSusteren, Court TV, and CBS’s 48 Hours to provide legal insight and analysis. He is a weekly contributing writer for the Las Vegas Review Journal, and has been profiled in the Las Vegas Review Journal and Las Vegas Magazine.

In 2010, after building a distinguished reputation through trials, along with his work, his skills of persuasion and tenacious style in the courtroom, he caught the attention of Hollywood. Marc became the inspiration for the character, Pete Kaczmarek (portrayed by Jerry O’Connell) in the CBS primetime television drama “The Defenders”. Marc not only worked alongside the show’s writers to provide legal authenticity to scenes and storylines, but the episodes themselves were based on clients or issues he had previously litigated.


  • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, D.C. – Juris Doctor, May 1999
  • The Judge Advocate General’s School, U.S. Army, Charlottesville, VA – JAG Certification, April 2000
  • State University of New York, College at Cortland – Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Political Science, August 1995
  • University of North London, Kentish Town, North London, England – International Politics and Government, January 1993.

Bar Admission

  • The Supreme Court State of Nevada, Attorney and Counselor at Law – 1999
  • The United States Court of Military Appeals for the Armed Forces, Appellate Attorney – 2000
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Appellate Attorney – 2001
  • The United States District Court, District of Nevada – 2003
  • The Supreme Court State of Georgia, Attorney and Counselor at Law – 2003
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Appellate Attorney – 2006
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Appellate Attorney – 2010
  • The Supreme Court State of Texas, Attorney and Counselor at Law – 2015