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  • No Reason to Burn a Bridge

    Recently, a client told me about an employee who not only quit, but burned bridges with the company, its management, and many co-workers on his way out the door. This accomplished nothing. Even worse, before the bridge was burned to the ground, the company would have considered rehiring this person in the future.

    People get mad, disagree, and are frustrated at times. This certainly can happen when someone is … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Jaburg Wilk Supports Child Crisis Arizona 2020 Brunch for Love

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (10/20/2020) – The law firm of Jaburg Wilk was pleased to once again be a sponsor of the Child Crisis Arizona 2020 Brunch for Love.

    More than 40 years ago, Child Crisis Arizona created their emergency children’s shelter for children up to age 10. Since then they have provided emergency shelter, foster and adoption programs, Early Head Start programs, education for families, home … Read More

    Categories: News Release

  • Arizona District Court Holds "Reasonable" Medical Expenses Are Amounts Accepted by Providers as Payment in Full Rather Than Billed Amounts

    The Holding

    In Jimenez v. Progressive Preferred Ins. Co., 2020 WL 2037113 (D. Ariz. Apr. 28, 2020), a putative breach of contract and insurance bad faith class action arising from a MedPay claim, the Arizona District Court held the phrase "reasonable expenses incurred for necessary medical services' are those expenses which the healthcare provider accepts as payment in full.”

    The Takeaways

    If an insurer& … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Article

  • Make Timely Hard Decisions

    Making hard decisions isn’t easy. But as my wife says, “hard decisions, easy life or easy decisions, hard life.” This is true in your personal life and your business.

    In business, employees, and peers are watching. If you fail to act - or delay acting - people will notice. This will negatively affect your effectiveness as a leader. This is about credibility. When you deal with issues, others on … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Jaburg Wilk Partner Ronan Named to Board

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (10/9/2020) Michelle Ronan has been named to the Board of Directors of Ryan House.

    Ronan, an insurance law attorney and partner at Jaburg Wilk, said “Ryan House is special to me. I wanted to work with a non-profit that made a difference in the lives of families with medically fragile children. The Ryan House home is a supportive, colorful, engaging, and inviting home. Being able to see the … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, News Release

  • Embrace People and Respect Differences

    The divisiveness in our country because of partisan politics is disappointing on many levels. People demean others they know and don’t know on social media and anywhere else they can leave comments. People physically attack others at protests and even drive cars into crowds. If you consider this, it seems unbelievable.

    I know people’s positions on political issues are shaped by their core beliefs. No … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Jaburg Wilk Partner to Present in Joint Vs. Individual Trusts in Separate and Community Property States Webinar

    Beth S. Cohn is a featured speaker at upcoming webinar - Joint Vs. Individual Trusts in Separate and Community Property States

    What: This webinar will provide trusts and estates counsel guidance for recognizing and overcoming critical tax issues when determining whether joint or individual trusts are most ideal in both separate and community property states. The panel will also discuss coordination of joint … Read More

    Categories: Estate Planning, Seminars

  • Listening is a Skill

    It's a skill to fully listen to one or more people in a conversation. If you want to test how people are listening, ask them to repeat back to you the message or direction you were trying to convey. You will be surprised at how often the other person wasn't fully listening or took something different from your words than what you intended. That's right, someone can be listening, but take something differently from … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Making Every Dollar Count: Should Startups and Small Businesses Register Their Trademarks?

    How important is reputation in your line of work? What is it worth? Does it matter that others associate your company with consistently high-quality goods or services? That your company represents a strong value-add proposition? That your company was easy to work with and exceeded expectations? And how do customers find you? Word-of-mouth? Marketing efforts? Search-engine optimization?

    A Trademark is the … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Article

  • Four Impacts of Taking a Working Vacation

    After several months of COVID and work frenzy, like many people, I decided to take a vacation. Any vacation taken during the WFH pandemic can quickly evolve into a working vacation and there are both good and bad aspects of that. Finding a place to safely travel to and safely stay has unique challenges during a global pandemic. Even taking a road trip, which seems to be the way that many Americans are traveling, … Read More

    Categories: Culture, Blog