Jaburg Wilk


  • Issues in Gray Divorces

    By Mitchell Reichman

    The divorce rate in the United States has been dropping during the past 20 years.  However, divorce among spouses over 50 years old has doubled since 1990!  The surge has spawned the term “gray divorce” for these older divorcing spouses.  While many of the issues divorcing seniors face are similar to their younger counterparts, there are unique issues in gray … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Jaburg Wilk ranked in 2016 "Best Law Firms”

    Phoenix, AZ (Nov. 16, 2015) --  Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk has been ranked in the 2016 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list nationally in one practice area and regionally in eight practice areas.

    Firms included in the 2016 "Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking … Read More

    Categories: News Release

  • Negotiating a Lease Renewal Option

    By David Allen

    Most tenants and their real estate agents who negotiate commercial leases accept that many of the terms in the landlord’s “form” lease favor the landlord.  One term, however, that favors only the tenant, and which every commercial tenant should seek to include in their lease, is an option to extend the lease term.  The reason that said term is only for the benefit of the … Read More

    Categories: Real Estate, Article

  • The Death of the Individual Independent Contractor: A Growing Trend Points to an Uncertain Future

    By Kraig J. Marton 

    It should come as no surprise that the workplace environment is rapidly changing. In the past, many industries have routinely hired temporary or part time workers and called them independent contractors.  After all, it is a lot easier and saves money.  But those days may be changing.  Changes in policy and stepped up enforcement now make it highly risky for any employer … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Stretching Copyright Law Too Far: A Sequence of Yoga Poses Are Not Copyrightable

    By Maria Crimi Speth 

    A recent case decided by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which is the federal appellate court for Arizona and California, has made a predictable determination that a sequence of yoga moves cannot be protected as intellectual property.   

    Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit ruled that a series of yoga poses and breathing exercises are not entitled to copyright … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Article

  • Jaburg Wilk is Partnering with Apple Inc. to Present Tips on Building Your Own BYOD Program in the Workplace

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (October. 21, 2015) – Jaburg Wilk attorneys Neal Bookspan and Laura Rogal will be presenting a free seminar on the importance of implementing a ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) Program in the workplace at the Apple Store, Biltmore (2502 E. Camelback Rd) on Wednesday, October 28th from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 

    Attendees will learn how to establish a BYOD policy, security and device … Read More

    Categories: Business & Corporate, Employment, Intellectual Property, News Release

  • Are You Really Divorced? Lamar Odom’s Life Placed in Khloe Kardashian’s Hands

    By Jason Castle

    Lamar Odom, an NBA basketball star was recently discovered in a Nevada brothel unconscious and in critical condition. He was rushed to the hospital whereby a number of drugs were discovered in his system and he was being held in ICU. Lamar was married to Khloe Kardashian, but thought he was divorced in July, which was not accurate and why it mattered. 

    For background purposes, Khloe filed for … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Monkeying with Copyrights: Who Owns the Monkey Selfies? A Lesson in Copyright Ownership

    By Maria Crimi Speth & Aaron K. Haar 

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently filed a copyright infringement lawsuit on behalf of a crested macaque monkey, who famously snapped a smiling selfie of himself using wildlife photographer David Slater’s camera. The lawsuit alleges that the monkey, named Naruto, owns the rights to the selfies and that Slater is infringing on those … Read More

  • Expert Witnesses: Who Needs ’Em?

    By Matt Anderson, Esq.

    Clients often ask whether retaining an expert witness is necessary in their case.  And they are wise to ask, because experts are a critical part of many cases, but not all. As attorneys, we often retain an expert “because we can” or “because that’s how we always litigate this type of case.”  But often we fail to ask ourselves the only question that … Read More

    Categories: Litigation, Article

  • Maria Crimi Speth to Present Legal Traps on the Internet

    Maria Crimi Speth and Arizona Technology Council’s  Startup and Entrepreneurship Committee will be presenting ‘It’s a (VIRTUAL) Jungle Out There! Legal Traps on the Internet’, on Thursday Oct. 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Unexpected Art Gallery located at 734 W. Polk, Phoenix, AZ 85007. 

    Attendees will learn how to avoid common, costly mistakes when launching apps or … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Internet and Technology, News Release