Jaburg Wilk

Lawrence Wilk

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Contact

Phone: Work602-248-1000

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

Assistant: Ana Canby

Assistant Phone: 602-248-1064

Larry's Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Creditor's Rights
  • Workouts
  • Financial Fraud
  • In-House Counsel Program
  • Real Estate
  • Foreclosure
  • Administrative Law 

For more than three decades, Larry has represented creditors, trustees, receivers, and debtors in significant bankruptcy cases in federal, state, and bankruptcy courts. His clients include banks, insurance companies, leasing companies, and private parties with investments secured by real property, commercial equipment, accounts receivable, and intangible property. An experienced and adept negotiator, he has assisted in restructuring and working out non-performing loans for clients. And, if the loans cannot be restructured, he has conducted hundreds of judicial and non-judicial foreclosures.

Larry has unique expertise in both multi-level marketing and Ponzi schemes having represented court-appointed receivers to recover significant monies invested through fraudulent schemes. He has been pivotal in several of the largest fraud cases arising in Arizona, which include real estate holdings, mortgage servicing, escrow, affinity investing and a multi-level marketing jewelry company. 

  Professional Experience

  • Represents secured and/or unsecured creditors and trustees in bankruptcy; creditors and investors in state court proceedings and debtors in complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings
  • Experienced in negotiating workouts on behalf of lenders and borrowers in an effort to avoid the hardship and expense of bankruptcy
  • Numerous reported appellate cases in both state and bankruptcy proceedings
  • Conducted hundreds of judicial and non-judicial foreclosures as well as numerous forfeiture proceedings
  • Has played a pivotal role in obtaining recoveries in several of the largest land-fraud cases in Arizona, recovering millions of dollars for investors
  • Knowledgeable in title insurance and real estate issues 
  • Joined Jaburg Wilk in 1986 and has been a name partner for more than 25 years
  • Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University Law School focusing on foreclosure, receivership and the effects of bankruptcy
  • Fellow in Litigation Council of America
  • Past board member of Phoenix Regional Sports Commission
  • Past President and registered lobbyist for the Arizona Trustee's Association. Continues to remain an active participant in the association  
  • Member of American Bankruptcy Institute
Memberships and Associations
  • Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University Law School focusing on foreclosure, receivership and the effects of bankruptcy
  • Fellow in Litigation Council of America
  • Board of Directors, Child Crisis Center
  • Board of Directors, Jaburg & Wilk Foundation
  • Past board member of Phoenix Regional Sports Commission
  • Past President and registered lobbyist for the Arizona Trustee's Association 
Court Admissions
  • Arizona, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
Awards and Recognition
  • American's Top 100 Attorneys - Lifetime Achievment
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Recognition of Excellence as Litigation Council of America Fellow
  • Rated AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named a 'Top 100 Lawyer in Arizona' by Arizona Business Magazine
  • Named Southwest Super Lawyer- Arizona: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 in bankrupcty and real estate
Education
  • J.D., cum laude, Indiana University, 1980
  • B.A., Indiana University, 1977


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