Jaburg Wilk

Beth S. Cohn



Phone: Work602-248-1030


Jaburg Wilk
Work 3200 N. Central Avenue Suite 2000 Phoenix, AZ   85012

Assistant: Casey Doyle

Assistant Phone: 602.248.1041

Beth's Practice Areas:
  •     Estate Planning
  •     Succession Planning
  •     Business and Tax Planning
  •     Corporate Transactions
  •     Aquisitions, Sales & Mergers
  •     Real Estate Transactions

Beth is a shareholder Jaburg Wilk and has been practicing law for more than three decades. She chairs the firm’s Estate Planning and Business Law Department. As both a Tax Specialist certified by the State Bar of Arizona - Arizona Board of Legal Specialization and a Certified Public Accountant, she has a unique expertise in assisting her clients with their estate planning as well as closely held businesses. She has assisted hundreds of families - including ones with substantial assets - with their estate needs ranging from simple estate plans to complex multi-generational gifting plans.

Her expertise and wide range of experience in structuring business entities and succession plans allows her clients to take advantage of tax and business opportunities, as well as protecting the individual business owner's assets from the reach of creditors. She assists families, closely held businesses owners and individuals by providing succession planning, business planning and estate planning.  Whether trusts, wills, powers of attorneys, living wills or healthcare directives, Beth has the skills to help clients preserve the wealth they have created to benefit themselves, their family, and succeeding generations. She has also assisted in formation of 501(c) 3 non-profits and assisted clients with charitable gifting.

Beth has represented clients from the start-up phase of their business to growing into multi-million dollar companies.  These are long time clients and Beth has been an integral part of that growth.  She has assisted them with mergers, acquisitions and sales, real estate transactions, entity formation to maximize tax advantages, stock sales, leases, and like-kind exchanges. Representative transactions include:

  •     Family partnership owned 1,500 acres in West Phoenix and sold its property for development as a large master planned community.
  •     Numerous sales and purchases of businesses or interests in entities including sale of corporate stock  or membership interests in limited liability companies.
  •     Mergers and dissolution of entities and tax free reorganizations of closely held businesses.
  •     Development of large entertainment and destination sites in the U.S. & Canada.
  •     Real estate and business lending transactions.
  •     Brick and mortar company that developed Internet businesses and attendant licensing arrangements.

She has appeared on various television programs to discuss estate planning topics, gifting strategies and other effective estate planning techniques. She authored Charitable Gift Planning, which appeared in the Arizona Attorney and has spoken locally on a number of estate planning topics.

Associations and Memberships
  •     Certified Public Accountant
  •     Appointed to the Tax Law Advisory Commission for the Arizona State Bar
  •     Active member and past board member of AZCrew, the premier Arizona association for female real estate professionals
  •     Member, Valley Estate Planners and Central Arizona Estate Planners
  •     Member, Professional Advisory Committee to the Arizona Community Foundation
  •     Member, Professional Advisory Committee (PAC), Jewish Community Foundation
  •     Former Member, Board of Directors and Current Member Finance Committee of Cancer Support Community of Arizona;

Court Admissions
  •     Arizona, 1981
  •     U.S. Tax Court
  •     U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  •     U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Awards and Recognitions
  • Best Lawyers in America- Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Henry Tom Outstanding Tax Attorney Award by the State Bar of Arizona Tax Law Section, 2019
  • Rated AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top People to know in Commercial Real Estate, 2010

  •     J.D., Arizona State University, 1981
  •     B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1973

2016 Best Law Firms by U.S. News 2015 Best Law Firms by U.S. News 2014 Best Law Firms by U.S. News 2013 Best Law Firms by U.S. News Listed in Best Lawyers: The World's Premier Guide 2013 Winner: Best of Our Valley, AzFoothills.com