Jaburg Wilk

News/Publications

  • Corrective Action Plan

    Question: Can I receive a corrective action plan from my employer without prior written or verbal warnings?

    Answer: Yes, an at-will employee in Arizona may be placed on a corrective action plan without any prior warnings.

    Arizona is an employment at will state, meaning that unless there is a written agreement stating that the employee may only be terminated for cause, the employer can terminate an … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Publication

  • Jaburg Wilk Awards Scholarships to ASU Law Students

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (Apr. 25, 2016)- Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk awarded two $2,500 scholarships to students attending Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.

    The scholarship is based on several factors including experience in either employment law or intellectual property law, future plans to practice in either employment law or intellectual property law and financial need.

    "It is … Read More

    Categories: News Release

  • Jaburg Wilk Welcomes New Insurance Law Attorney

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (April. 13, 2016) – The law firm of Jaburg Wilk is pleased to announce that Micalann C. Pepe joined the firm's insurance law practice. 

    Ms. Pepe primarily practices in the areas of insurance coverage and bad-faith litigation. Her practice also includes commercial litigation, civil litigation, and white-collar criminal defense. She has a wide-range of experience … Read More

    Categories: News Release

  • Protect Your Writings!

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 5, 2016)- Join Maria Crimi Speth, Intellectual Property attorney and author of Protect Your Writings for an informative presentation about the laws that affect writers and their creative work. Attendees will learn about the laws relating to writing books, articles, blogs and how to avoid making common, costly legal mistakes. 

    Upcoming Seminars:

    Saturday, April 9th, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a. … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, News Release

  • Estate Planning is Essential

    Video Transcript:

    Hi, I'm Beth Cohn, an attorney here at Jaburg Wilk and I help people plan their estates.

    No matter where you are in your life, estate planning is essential. Estate planning includes wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. If you have just started your family and are at the beginning of your career, a will is critical. In the event of your untimely death, a properly drawn will protects your … Read More

    Categories: Estate Planning

  • Equitable Subrogation and the Replacement Doctrine

    All real estate professionals and investors are familiar with the concept of the priority of liens.  As a general rule, when there are multiple liens recorded against a property, the one that is recorded first is "superior" to the one that is recorded later, which, in turn, is "subordinate" to the one that is recorded first.  This "ranking" of liens becomes critical if a lien is foreclosed, as upon the … Read More

    Categories: Real Estate, Article

  • Jaburg Wilk Welcomes Intellectual Property Attorney

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (March 15, 2016) - The law firm of Jaburg Wilk announced that Michael B. Dvoren, a 2015-2016 Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star selectee, has joined its intellectual property practice group. 

    Mr. Dvoren focuses his legal practice on intellectual property litigation, pre-litigation enforcement, intellectual property transactions and trademark and copyright prosecution. 

    “Michael … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, News Release

  • Do You Love the Life You Live?

    The other week my wife was driving with our 10 and 7 year olds in her car. The 10 year old, out of nowhere, said "I am living the life I want to live." Before my wife could say anything in response, my daughter asked her younger brother if he is living the life he wants to live. His response was "No." That response was followed by the statement "If I was living the life I want to live I would be in Madagascar … Read More

    Categories: Other

  • Can I Put a Lien on Someone's Real Estate to Ensure I Get Paid For Money Owed?

    Video Transcript

    Hi, my name is David Allen and I'm a partner at Jaburg Wilk.  I specialize in commercial litigation with an emphasis on real estate litigation and also handle some transactional work.

    If somebody owes me money, can I put a lien against their real estate to make sure that I get paid?

    The short answer to that question is usually no.  If somebody owes you money you could sue them, you … Read More

  • What is a Stop Notice?

    Video Transcript

    Hi, my name is Mark Bogard. I'm a partner with Jaburg & Wilk and my practice areas are focally and construction law and administrative law.

    What is a Stop Notice?

    In Arizona if you have mechanics lien rights, as a rule of thumb you have the right to issue what's called a stop notice. A stop notice is essentially a lien on money as opposed to a lien on real property. The stop notice is … Read More