Jaburg Wilk

Laurence Hirsch

Partner


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Phone: Work602-248-1088

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

Assistant: Jill Kubek

Assistant Phone: 602-248-1053

Larry's clients pay for, and expect more, than just another one-dimensional divorce lawyer. His experience ranges from analyzing complicated financial situations to drafting and negotiating premarital, postnuptial and settlement agreements and also litigating every conceivable issue at trial. His years in the arena have taught him how to effectively manage the economic realities of high-stakes divorce litigation. Larry is honest with his clients. It doesn't sound like much, but there are plenty of lawyers who simply tell clients what they want to hear. At the end of the day, telling clients only the good news ends up costing the client both time and money - eventually hurting their case from a global perspective. Divorce is an emotional roller coaster and his clients need him to be tough. They know he is going to be tough with opposing counsel, but they can also expect him to be tough with them, advising them in a manner which best preserves their rightful portion of the marital community. More

Case Highlights

ABILITY TO SETTLE COMPLEX CASES. Early in his career, Larry took over a case with a net estate of well over $50 million. The matter had been pending with another law firm for over two years with very little progress. Larry analyzed the client's various asset positions, the net liquidity of the estate and some of the failed negotiation tactics of previous counsel. Thereafter, Larry applied a fresh perspective to the case and began to divide the liquid assets and after effectively whittling down the issues, Larry was able to successfully negotiate a deal ending the entire case in less than four months after taking it over - thus proving that it takes a divorce lawyer who can look outside the box and think of creative solutions to complex problems.

ABILITY TO THINK QUICKLY IN COURT. In a highly acrimonious case which had been pending for almost a year, opposing counsel filed a last minute motion to continue the trial. The motion came at a juncture where the client was anxious to end the dissolution process and a great deal of time and money had been spent preparing for trial. The judge agreed to hear the motion the same morning as it was filed, leaving Larry with little time to prepare. Larry remained cool under pressure and formulated an argument which essentially forced the court to rule in favor of his client. Although only a small battle in the bigger war, Larry went into the hearing knowing that opposing counsel was not adequately prepared for the trial - and that winning the hearing would force the other side to settle on terms more favorable to his client. As anticipated, the case settled and a decree was entered just a few days later.

Professional Experience
  • Experienced in highly acrimonious dissolution matters with substantial assets
  • Formerly associated with one of the largest law firms in the nation devoted entirely to family law
  • Past clients have included numerous professional athletes, musicians, entertainers, CEO's, attorneys, doctors, retailers, philanthropists and some of the wealthiest families in the United States
  • Active in family law organizations in both Arizona and Illinois
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona - Family Law Section
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona- Young Lawyers Division
  • Practice devoted entirely to family law
  • Served on executive committee of Phoenix Human Rights Campaign
  • Lectured to Arizona attorneys on how to sharpen negotiation skills
  • Appeared on Channel 12 News as sports and entertainment law expert
  • Attends regular seminars on the art of negotiation
  • Published article in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin regarding child support arrearages
  • Attended numerous conferences on business valuation and divorce taxation issues
  • Chairman of Young Jewish Phoenix
  • Vice President of Maricopa County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Authored two chapters in 2009 West Domestic Relations Arizona Legal Forms publication
  • Member, Phoenix Country Club
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