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  • We Can Always Do Better by Working on Ourselves

    In everything you do you can do better; you can be better. Always. If you disagree you are only fooling yourself and being intellectually dishonest. Investing in yourself is the best investment you can make.

    If you put your money in a can and bury it in your backyard, it has no chance to grow. If you invest your money, it has the chance to grow. The corollary is if you don’t take the time to improve … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Do You Have Work/Life Balance?

    Are you the workaholic each of us knows? You know the one. Checking email from the moment they wake up, when they are at lunch with you (rude, by the way), and checking it right before they go to sleep. Every social opportunity is really a networking opportunity with people they probably would not socialize with. All conversations point towards and relate to business, money, etc. You are not sure what their … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Expectations

    Expectations are important whether it’s your expectations of yourself or setting expectations for others. In both instances, it’s good to be realistic. If your expectations aren’t, it is a negative either because you set the expectation too low, as if you didn’t have faith in yourself in a given situation, or you set the expectation too high and don’t come close to touching it.

    In … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Intensity v. Consistency

    When you are striving to reach a goal, do you get there by the intensity you bring to it or by the consistency in following the steps you have sketched out? I think it’s a combination of the two. You can employ both to pursue your goals and dreams.

    Intensity can move you forward like a big push someone gives you when are on a swing. It’s focus and energy. It may allow you to complete a time sensitive … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • What Inspires You?

    We all take inspiration from different people, actions, inactions and observations. Sometimes it comes out of nowhere and sometimes it comes from surprising places. When it does, you need to be ready to notice and process what it means to you.

    For instance, I find inspiration for various blog posts I’ve written from many different sources, many unexpected. The sources include a random comment on a podcast, … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Fifteen Jaburg Wilk Attorneys Named 2022 Southwest Super Lawyers

    Phoenix; Arizona (April 8, 2022) - Phoenix law firm Jaburg Wilk has fifteen attorneys named as either a 2022 Southwest Super Lawyers or 2022 Rising Stars. The 2022 listing of Southwest Super Lawyers Includes nine partners – Neal Bookspan – Business Litigation; Roger Cohen - Business Litigation; Lauren Garner – Estate and Trust Litigation; Laurence Hirsch – Family Law; Nathan D. Meyer - … Read More

    Categories: News Release

  • Who is Entitled to “Notice” Under the Revised Purchaser Dwelling Act?

    As a construction defect attorney, I know I am not alone with the frustration in trying to interpret the confusing, ambiguous, and often times nonsensical language which comprises Arizona’s Purchaser Dwelling Act, promulgated as A.R.S. § 12-1361, et seq. (the “Act”). Most recently amended in 2019, the Act’s drafters consisted of attorneys, construction professionals, real estate … Read More

    Categories: Construction, Article

  • Can Employers Become Liable for Employee Debts?

    Arizona-based employers ask us, “Can we be held liable for the debts of our employees?” The short answer is maybe. However, the risk lessens if the employer follows some best practices. For many employers, they do not know much about their employees’ finances. Unless the position or the employer required a credit report as a condition of employment, or continuing employment, personal finances are … Read More

    Categories: Collections, Employment, Article

  • The Differences Between Networking and Connecting

    Networking is about knowing more people. Connecting is about knowing people more. The distinction is obvious. You know a lot of people professionally and personally, but you actually are connected to only a fraction of those you know.

    When you are at a business, social or charitable event, you likely run into many people you know. With many of these people, you will know them “socially” or “ … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Wouldn’t You Want To Know?

    As the owner of a small law firm, you are proud of the firm that you helped build. One day, a female employee tells you that a male coworker is making her uncomfortable and won’t stop sexually harassing her. The #metoo movement is strong, and you had hoped that your male employees “knew better.” You thank her for reporting her concerns and tell her that you will promptly investigate.

    After a … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article