Jaburg Wilk


  • Perfection Breeds Insanity

    No one is perfect. We hear this all of the time, which is why it has become a cliché. It is true, but many people strive to be perfect. It simply is not possible, and is your idea of perfection the same as mine? I guarantee you it isn’t.

    I know an attorney at another firm who is a perfectionist regarding the pleadings researched and drafted. By this I mean the number of times a draft pleading is … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Six Jaburg Wilk Attorneys Presenting at Arizona State Bar Convention

    The Arizona State Bar Convention is held in June of each year. A large portion of the event is providing CLE to attorneys. The following are seminars that Jaburg Wilk attorneys have planned or are presenting at:

    Life Insurance and Retirement Plan Considerations in Today’s Estate Planning Environment

    Assisting estate planners and probate litigators to identify issues and opportunities for clients … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Estate Planning, Family Law, Intellectual Property, Probate Litigation, Seminars

  • Arizona Court of Appeals Holds Anti-Stacking Provision Inapplicable in Policies Issued by "Affiliated Insurers"

    The Holding

    In Hanfelder v. Geico Indem. Co., WL 2018 WL 2315949 (May 22, 2018), the Arizona Court of Appeals reversed summary judgment granted to an Insurer because the Policy’s “imprecise” anti-stacking language did not apply to the “Affiliated Insurers”—GEICO Casualty Company and GEICO Indemnity Company.

    The Takeaway

    If affiliated insurers issue multiple policies to … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Blog

  • 5 Things to Confirm with Your Attorney, Insurance Agent or Work Before You Go on Summer Vacation

    In Phoenix it feels like summer is fast approaching. With summer comes the inevitable vacations, which include road trips and all kinds of fun (and somewhat) dangerous activities. Before you escape on a great adventure, here are some things you may want to think about and consider:

    Call your attorney if you are leaving minor children at home with friends, family or a babysitter. You need to leave insurance … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Epic Win for Employers on Individual Arbitration Agreements

    The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that employers may require their employees to resolve wage and hour disputes through one-on-one arbitration instead of through class actions. In Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, the Supreme Court affirmed that the Federal Arbitration Act (the “FAA”) requires enforcement of individual arbitration agreements between employers and employees. If an employee agrees to … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Eight Reasons Why an Employer Might Not Want Arbitration Agreements

    There has been a lot of buzz about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision about arbitration, Epic Systems Corp v. Lewis. It looks like employers can now avoid class actions by having their employees sign arbitration agreements. Indeed, a lot of law firms are rolling out new policies and emphasizing the need to arbitrate.

    But is it really a good idea?  Probably not. A fully informed employer … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Jaburg Wilk Builds Bikes for Boys Hope Girls Hope

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (05/23/2018) – Teams from the Phoenix law firm of Jaburg Wilk built bikes for Boys Hope Girls Hope of Metro Phoenix.  The diverse teams competed with one another to answer questions about community involvement to acquire the tools needed to assemble the bikes.  On Monday, the bikes were awarded to Boys Hope Girls Hope scholars that had a GPA over 3.54 and were lucky … Read More

    Categories: Other, News Release

  • Hasbro Just Successfully Trademarked the Smell of Play-Doh

    On May 15, 2018, the United States Patent and Trademark Office officially registered the distinctive smell of Play-Doh, a favorite childhood toy for many. The federal registration covers “Toy modeling compounds” and states that the trademark “is a scent of a sweet, slightly musky, vanilla fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, combined with the smell of salted, wheat-based dough.” Most … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Blog

  • Disconnecting from Technology Frees Your Mind in a Way You May Have Forgotten

    Most of us are connected to our phones, tablets or computers from the time we wake up until the time we go to sleep. I recently went on an annual trip where I try to disconnect for a few days. It is harder to do than you think. When I do, I am reminded we all need to do so. It is so relaxing and provides a break from work and the continuous need to stay on top of email and various forms of electronic media and … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Inadvertent Transmutation - How What was ‘Mine’ became ‘Ours’

    We frequently represent clients who have engaged in some type of transaction with his or her spouse during the marriage that inadvertently causes them to lose certain rights to property unknowingly. This often happens in the context of acquiring or refinancing a home.

    Is It a Loan or a Gift? 

    When a home is acquired, sometimes one of the parties’ parents will contribute money towards the down payment. … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article