Jaburg Wilk

News/Publications

  • Getting Divorced? Don’t Forget to Update your Estate Plan

    Why do estate planning documents need to be updated when a couple is getting divorced? This simple story illustrates one of the key reasons.

    An Arizona couple had been married for several years and during their marriage had built a very successful, multi-million-dollar business together. Perhaps they had focused on building the business rather than their marriage or maybe time simply changes relationships, … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Arizona Court of Appeals Holds MedPay Benefits Are Subject to Health Care Provider Liens

    The Holding

    In Dignity Health v. Farmers Ins. Co. of Ariz., 1 CA-CV-18-0292, 2019 WL1499855 (Ariz. App. June 11, 2019), the Arizona Court of Appeals recently held MedPay benefits are subject to health care provider liens because MedPay coverage does not qualify as “health Insurance” exempt from medical provider liens under A.R.S. § 33-931.

    The Takeaways

    An insurer’s payment of MedPay … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Blog

  • New Rule Requires Foreign Companies and Persons to Be Represented by a U.S. Licensed Attorney in All Trademark Matters

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO recently announced a significant rule change. Effective August 3, 2019, all foreign-domiciled trademark applicants, registrants, and parties to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings must be represented by an attorney who is licensed to practice law in the United States.

    Why the Rule Change?

    This new rule came about because the USPTO says it “ … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Article

  • The Way to Gain a Good Reputation

    JW Way Fundamental #15: Treasure, Protect, and Promote our Reputation  "We're all caretakers and beneficiaries of the firm's image and reputation at all times and all situations. Consider how your actions affect our collective reputation, and act in a way that brings honor to the firm. Remember, you are always an ambassador of our firm." 

    "The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what … Read More

    Categories: Culture, Article

  • Helping Others

    Most people know and understand that helping others makes you feel good. This can be volunteering for a non-profit or giving directions to someone who is lost. Sometimes your help makes a bigger difference to the person you are helping than you initially think it does.

    I recently had the opportunity to help someone who needed a ride. No, I didn’t pick up a hitchhiker. I was camping with a few of my children … Read More

  • Protecting a Reputation is a Team Effort

    JW Way Fundamental #15: Treasure, Protect, and Promote our Reputation  "We're all caretakers and beneficiaries of the firm's image and reputation at all times and all situations. Consider how your actions affect our collective reputation, and act in a way that brings honor to the firm. Remember, you are always an ambassador of our firm." 

    Over the past 35 years, one of our mission elements has been to … Read More

    Categories: Culture, Article

  • The Delicate Balance of Constructive Communication

    JW Way Fundamental #18: Speak Constructively  "Address issues in a candid, direct, kind and respectful manner with those involved or affected. Be courageous enough to say what you believe should be said. Ask questions, share ideas, raise issues, and be open to responses. Make constructive suggestions in a way that helps make progress. When possible, speak in person rather than hiding behind e-mail or … Read More

    Categories: Culture, Article

  • Jaburg Wilk Partner Receives Outstanding Tax Attorney Award

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (07/10/2019) – Beth Cohn, a shareholder at the Phoenix law firm of Jaburg Wilk, recently received the 2019 Henry Tom Outstanding Tax Attorney Award by the State Bar of Arizona Tax Law Section.  The award is given to the tax attorney who made significant contributions to the field of tax law and demonstrated extraordinary leadership, initiative and innovation.

    Beth assists her business … Read More

    Categories: Tax, News Release

  • 4 Strategies for Working Smarter

    JW Way Fundamental #14: Work Smart "Be organized and plan work for maximium efficiency. Have tools necessary before starting your work. Be thoughtful about your schedule and have a game plan for calls, taks, the workday. Establish priorities and work on them first."  

    When researching about this topic, there were four areas that the experts suggested to focus on when wanting to work smarter.  … Read More

    Categories: Culture, Article

  • Integrity Gives You Real Freedom

    JW Way Fundamental #15: Treasure, Protect, and Promote our Reputation  "We're all caretakers and beneficiaries of the firm's image and reputation at all times and all situations. Consider how your actions affect our collective reputation, and act in a way that brings honor to the firm. Remember, you are always an ambassador of our firm." 

    We should treasure our firm’s reputation the same way we … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog