Jaburg Wilk

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Phone: Work602-248-1009

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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

Neal's Practice Areas 
  • Bankruptcy
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Creditor's Rights

Neal has extensive experience in bankruptcy, commercial litigation and construction litigation involving all aspects of the prosecution and defense of complex, multi-party disputes. He works with many partners and shareholders resolving disputes in closely held businesses and has represented many Arizona companies, assisting them as they have grown. For construction clients, Neal handles both prosecution and defense of mechanic's liens issues, as well as assisting contractors with contract review and project issues such as change order issues and payment rights and remedies.  Neal's bankruptcy experience includes Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizations, creditor's rights representation and appeals. 

He is a former law clerk to the Honorable Robert G. Mooreman, Chief Bankruptcy Judge, and his bankruptcy expertise is built on the foundation of  Bankruptcy Court clerking.  He has represented hundreds of individuals and companies with bankruptcy and litigation matters since he began practicing. 

Neal graduated with honors from Drake University School of Law. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association and is the chair of the Technology Committee of the Arizona State Bar Bankruptcy Section.  Neal is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.  He has been named a Southwest Superlawyer continuously since 2013 in business litigation, litigation, real estate, business and corporate, bankruptcy and construction litigation, including being named as a Top 50 Super Lawyer in Arizona in 2017. Similarly, Neal has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America continuously since 2016.

He has a pragmatic approach to solving client’s legal issues and frequently looks for the practical solution as full scale litigation may not be in the client’s best interests.  However, he is an accomplished trial litigator in both state, federal and bankruptcy courts.  Neal frequently publishes articles on anti-deficiency, bankruptcy and other business issues.

Associations and Memberships
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Arizona State Bar Bankruptcy Section, Executive Council
  • Maricopa County Bar, Member
  • Turnaround Management Association, Member
  • Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch Mentor (2014, 2016 and 2017)
Court Admissions 
  • Arizona, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1992
Awards and Recognition
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America- Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Named Southwest Super Lawyer: 2013 - 2017
  • Named Southwest Super Lawyer: Top 50 Arizona 2017
  • Rated Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion- Platinum 2017
Education
  • J.D. with honors, Drake University School of Law, 1992
  • B.S. Business Administration, University of Arizona, 1989


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