Jaburg Wilk

Gary J. Jaburg

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Phone: Work602-248-1020

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

Assistant: Stephanie Dolfini

Assistant Phone: 602-248-1016

As the founder and managing partner of Jaburg Wilk, Gary has more than 30 years invested in building and operating a business. He utilizes this expertise to help his clients effectively and efficiently resolve both their business and legal issues, Gary’s particular talent lies in quickly developing a comprehensive understanding of facts, personalities and legal issues and subsequently devising a realistic, cost effective strategy for meeting his client’s goals. His direct, businesslike approach coupled with win-win negotiating style resonates with both clients and opposing counsel.  It is a proven and successful style to resolve business and legal disputes. 

Gary is outside general counsel for his entrepreneurial clients not only learning their business but also winning their trust and confidence.  He is the connector in litigation and transactional matters, frequently being the go-between with litigation or transactional counsel and clients.  By managing these complex relationships, he develops successful strategies for dispute resolution, deal negotiation or simply accomplishing the job. More

Case Highlights

Helping distressed businesses workout their financial issue. In his debtor/creditor representation he often recommends to clients not to file bankruptcy.  Instead he attempts to work out their financial challenges outside the bankruptcy court.The unfortunate reality is that many Chapter 11  business reorganizations of small to mid-sized businesses are not successful with few reorganizing and emerging from Chapter 11 as viable businesses. Gary has seen literally hundreds of businesses succeed or fail-and in most cases the nexus of the business and that of the owner's individual financial situation are irretrievably intertwined. Many times  the owners have personally guaranteed the business debt. Gary employs his business acumen and extensive legal experience to formulate strategies that work to extricate businesses and their owners from financial misfortunes.

Professional and Civic Service
  • Vice-Chair, Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, SARRC
  • Board Member, Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, SARRC
  • Board Member, Feeding Matters
  • Former Board Member, Jewish Community Association
  • Former Chairman, Board Member, Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center
  • Former Chairman, Young Leadership Cabinet of the Jewish Federation
  • Former Board Member, Executive Committee, Jewish Federation
  • Former Board Member, Scottsdale Leadership Workshop Foundation
  • Member of the Fee Arbitration Committee, Former chair of Law Practice Management Section State Bar of Arizona
  • Recipient of Wexner Heritage Foundation Fellowship
  • Listed in Who's Who in American Law
  • Frequent speaker on business management topics
Professional Experience
  • Founder and managing partner of Jaburg Wilk
  • More than 30 years experience in both debtor and creditor bankruptcy representation including filing over one thousand Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcies and workouts for both consumers and companies
  • With more than 70 employees, Gary often confronts and manages the same business decisions as his clients, including reduction in force, renegotiation of leases, hiring practices, employee benefits, employee termination questions, capital purchases, accounts receivable management, collections and banking/lending relationships
  • Employment law expertise, representing small to mid-size companies on employment related issues
Client Testimonials

“Gary Jaburg and Kraig Marton of Jaburg Wilk represented us in an employment dispute. The well-established reputations of Gary and Kraig garnered immediate credibility with the opposing lawyers. Throughout the process, they provided us with balanced and objective insights into the strengths and weaknesses of our position. At the same time they presented the strongest possible case to the other party and maximized our potential for success though citations to relevant case law, thoughtful venue selection, and a demonstrated willingness to “go the distance”. Mr. Jaburg in particular has an unmatched gift in high-stakes negotiation which ultimately resulted in a negotiated resolution prior to litigation being filed. The negotiation produced what I view as a best case outcome. I estimate we received a greater than ten-to-one return on the total amount of the legal fees we incurred with the firm. Gary and Kraig delivered both peace of mind and incredible value. Choosing the Jaburg Wilk team proved to be the best possible decision we could have made.” –Ian V

"Gary helped me navigate the difficult waters of dispute resolution by clearly discussing the alternative strategies along with their pros and cons. He is forthright and his advice from years of experience is invaluable. Considering he is also managing partner of a very successful law firm, he is generous with his time and yet economical and efficient in his approach. The integrated practice of Jaburg Wilk is a good fit for an entrepreneur like me. They have advised me in matters of divorce, estate planning, tax matters, litigation, HR, insurance and real estate."-Owner/CEO Visiquest Properties and Niche Residential

"A few years after we started up Sleep America, we realized that there were many legal business issues we had little or no knowledge of. I was fortunate to meet Gary Jaburg who introduced me to his experienced and talented attorneys, that had the expertise to deal with our legal needs. Each of these attorneys had the same no nonsense, direct approach to finding very smart, logical and cost effective solutions to our legal issues.  As we grew, Jaburg Wilk helped us avoid difficult situations before they occurred by being prepared and maintaining very high ethical standards. This led to us to winning the Better Business Bureau's Ethics in Business Award. We are grateful for the partnership we have maintained with this outstanding law firm for many years!" - Len Gaby Co-Founder, Sleep America

"Gary is an extremely gifted lawyer.  He gives practical, factual advice and is excellent at calming the client down when emotional.  He has a team of  lawyers he works with and I have found them to be professional, honest and of superior quality.  I have worked with many law firms over the years as a CEO  and this is the best law firm I have found in the Valley." - Owner, Arizona Educational Software Company

"I've been a client of Jaburg Wilk for 4 years.  During that time they've helped me with a variety of issues from contracts to representing me in litigation.   Gary Jaburg and Roger Cohen did an excellent job navigating the legal waters,  but they also have the soft-skills necessary to adapt and  work productively with a variety of prickly personalities encountered in the legal profession.  My litigation required expertise in several unrelated fields such as 1st amended rights and intellectual property.  I'm glad to have a firm with attorneys specializing in each area of my suit, working together as a team to provide the strongest defense possible.  Gary and Roger were highly responsive to my questions and available when I needed them.  Every phone call and email was answered in a timely manner and they even provided guidance during my non-traditional working hours.  I'm glad to have Jaburg Wilk on my team and highly recommend them. " -GJ



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