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  • Jaburg Wilk Supports Child Crisis Arizona Lunch for Love

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (10/7/2019) – The law firm of Jaburg Wilk was pleased to once again be a sponsor of the Child Crisis Arizona’s 2019 Lunch 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

  • Vision without Execution is Hallucination

    I heard this somewhere and it stayed with me. Think about this and you will know it’s true. If you can’t execute, your ideas are useless. This may mean you need to work with other’s whose skill sets compliment yours, i.e., they are better with follow through and can execute. Or it may mean you need to work on your follow through and execution.

    What to take from this is that it’s important … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Do I Need an Estate Plan?

    When You Hear the Term “Estate Planning”, Do You Think:

    “I don’t need an estate plan because I don’t have very much,”

    “My wishes are simple, I can just jot down what I need,”

    “I know someone who said they used a Will template off the Internet and said it was great,”

    “Why should I care about estate planning since I’m going to be dead … Read More

    Categories: Estate Planning, Article

  • Department of Labor Audit, Now What?

    The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has jurisdiction to audit employers to ensure compliance with overtime and federal minimum wage laws. An audit can be stressful and expensive. Generally, an auditor will come to the company’s place of business and inspect all of their employment and payroll records. The DOL will ask about and review payment policies and pay records. If the DOL determines there … Read More

  • The Potential Cost of Being Right

    JW Way Fundamental #9: Leave your ego at the door.   "At all times, stay focused on serving the needs of the client, and our firm, rather than on serving your ego. Remember – it’s about the client and our firm, not you!" 

    All humans have ego. It is an essential ingredient in all successful people. The challenge is when one’s own ego needs are undermining their goals and … Read More

    Categories: Culture, Article

  • To Understand a Client's Needs Requires Exploration

    JW Way Fundamental #4: Walk in your client’s shoes.   See the world from their perspective. Empathize by understanding their fears and concerns and showing you care. Ask, “If I were in their shoes, what would I want to know and how would I want to be treated?"

    When clients come to us for estate planning, they have to address difficult questions including end of life questions, life- … Read More

    Categories: Culture, Article

  • Be True to Yourself

    Dance, go down the slide at your kid’s school, sing along with that song you love while driving down the road. The point is to do things that bring you joy as long as it’s not at the expense of others.

    Don’t let other’s opinions control what you do and the choices you make. You know yourself and you should focus on what you think and like. If you are open to other’s opinions, you can … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • 5 Things Every New Parent Needs to Know About Wills

    As a new parent, you naturally want to ensure your new baby’s future in every way. For many new parents, infancy is a time for celebrating new life, and making a will is the last thing on their minds. For others, the process of bringing new life into the world sparks intense feelings of wanting control and needing organization. Regardless of where you fall on that spectrum, you might be struggling to figure … Read More

    Categories: Estate Planning, Article

  • Medical Marijuana Can be a Tricky Issue for Arizona Employers

    In 2010, Arizona voters approved a medical marijuana law that applies to most employers. Generally, the law states that it is unlawful for an Arizona employer to refuse to hire (or terminate) an employee simply because they have a medical marijuana card. There are, however, some important limitations or things to know.

    When Arizona employers are conducting a drug screen for new hires or a random drug test of all … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Intellectual Property 101 for Business Owners

    Although many business owners have a general idea of what intellectual property is, most are not as familiar with the different types of intellectual property and what may be protected. This can be an expensive learning curve given that intellectual property often represents one of the largest asset classes a business owns.

    Intellectual property is generally defined as "creations of the mind." The law protects … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Article