Jaburg Wilk

News/Publications

  • Congress Creates a Small Claims Court for Copyright Infringement (The CASE Act)

    The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 (the “CASE Act”) was buried in the enormous COVID relief and stimulus bill (i.e., the Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2021) and signed into law on December 27, 2020. Copyright owners and accused infringers should take note of the advantages and limitations of the new “small claims” court created by the CASE … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Article

  • Four Tips to Keep Gratitude Top of Mind

    I recently spoke with a friend who lives in Texas. The catastrophic snow storm left his family without power or running water for several days. Oddly, he did not complain about how miserable his situation was. Instead, he told me all of the new and fun things he was doing with his kids to make the most out of his situation. He was so filled with gratitude that it made me pause.

    Later that night I was scrolling … Read More

    Categories: Culture, Blog

  • Be Kind, Be Cool, Be Courageous

    Do people see you as you see yourself? If so, is that a positive reflection? Are you kind to those you deal with throughout your day? The point of these questions is that kindness is a choice. If you practice it, your path likely will be smoother and people will see you in a good light.

    They may think you are cool or courageous, or simply nice. Any, or all, of these attributes support a good reputation. I think … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • How Can I Get to My Land

    Owning a piece of land without any means of accessing it is akin to owning a car without the keys.  While the absence of access to land, like the absence of keys to a car, does not have any impact on the fact of ownership, it obviously has a huge impact on the value of what is owned.  With that in mind, let’s consider the several ways that a landowner may have access to his or her land.

    The vast … Read More

  • Equitable Mortgages

    Most anybody who works in real estate knows what a mortgage is.  Simply stated, a mortgage is a lien against property given by the property owner to a lender to secure the repayment of a loan made by the lender to the property owner.  Clearly, such a loan transaction is far different from a sales transaction, whereby the property owner, as the seller, conveys the title to their property to a buyer in … Read More

  • Destroy Apathy

    I heard someone being interviewed and they mentioned a goal to destroy apathy. Given that apathy is the lack of motivation, this makes sense. It can seem pervasive at times with your children, younger employees and others. You know you have felt it too. I heard this statement and thought “that’s right, we need to destroy apathy” and show people the steps to success.

    Many people look at success … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

    Comfort is a killer of creativity and improvement. When you’re comfortable, there is a feeling you can coast, doing the same old, same old, and it causes many people to stagnate personally or professionally. That doesn’t mean they won’t be happy or maintain their position and role, but they will be stuck under a false glass ceiling they created.

    When you come up with ideas and try new things you … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Force Majeure And The Coronavirus Pandemic A Case Law Update

    I have previously written about the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on force majeure provisions in a commercial contract. A force majeure clause may excuse a party from performing its contract because of an unforeseen disaster. Whether it does depends on what the clause says and the particular facts and circumstances of each case. See “Does Your Contract Have a Force Majeure Clause and Can You … Read More

    Categories: Business & Corporate, Article

  • Jaburg Wilk Shareholder Presenting at MCBA Estate Planning Seminar

    Lisa M. Paine is a featured speaker at the Maricopa County Bar Association Seminar: EPPT Fundamentals II: Basic Estate Planning

    What: This on-line seminar will include an overview of estate planning including wills, trusts, living wills and powers of attorneys. It covers Arizona law, community property, trust funding and family considerations.

    Where: Live virtual event or available on-demand

    When: … Read More

    Categories: Estate Planning, Seminars

  • The “I forgot to post earlier this week” Blog Post and the Lesson I Learned

    It’s Friday. I like to post new blog posts in the middle of the week when readers are likely ready for a short break from the work in front of them. We all are too focused and busy on Mondays, and by Friday, we are trying to get things done before people shut down for the weekend.

    I missed that window this week. I could list the reasons this happened, but, if I’m honest with myself, I could have found … Read More

    Categories: Blog