Jaburg Wilk

News/Publications

  • Experience is Everything

    My wife’s friend was lucky enough to go to Italy for a few weeks with some of her close friends. When they caught up recently, this woman told my wife that she was so glad she went. Even though her family vacations every year, it’s the same old vacation, a week at the beach or traveling to see family in her hometown. The trip to Italy reminded her of the large world in which we live and the pleasure … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • The Price of Scorched Earth

    JW Way Fundamental #16: Don't Be a Jerk "Maintain professionalism at all times. Keep emotions under control. Advocating forcefully for the intrests of our clients does not require bullying, condescension, foul language, or temper tantrums. This applies to co-workers, opposing counsel, and vendors. Always be a mensch. "

    We all know a jerk or two in our professional and perhaps personal lives.  Despite the … Read More

    Categories: Culture, Article

  • Jaburg Wilk Expands Family Law Practice

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (July 19, 2019) - The law firm of Jaburg Wilk announced that Ilya Prokopets joined the firm as an attorney in their family law department. Before joining Jaburg Wilk, Ilya represented clients in commercial litigation and complex real estate litigation cases. He has represented clients in both New York and Arizona.

    “Ilya is an outstanding addition to our family law group,” said … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, News Release

  • 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