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Nichole H. Wilk
December 2, 2015
Listening is more than simply "not speaking." Give others your undivided attention.  Set aside your own judgments and preconceived notions. Listen with focus. Most importantly, listen to understand.  Since we are entering into the swing of holiday parties and are all sure to engage in conversations with acquaintances new and old, I thought it was a wonde...
Mitchell Reichman
November 20, 2015
The divorce rate in the United States has been dropping during the past 20 years. However, divorce among spouses over 50 years old has doubled since 1990! The surge has spawned the term “gray divorce” for these older divorcing spouses. While many of the issues divorcing seniors face are similar to their younger counterparts, there are unique issues in gray divo...
Jaburg Wilk
November 16, 2015
Phoenix, AZ (Nov. 16, 2015) --  Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk has been ranked in the 2016 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list nationally in one practice area and regionally in eight practice areas. Firms included in the 2016 "Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from ...
David Allen
November 12, 2015
Most tenants and their real estate agents who negotiate commercial leases accept that many of the terms in the landlord’s “form” lease favor the landlord.  One term, however, that favors only the tenant, and which every commercial tenant should seek to include in their lease, is an option to extend the lease term.  The reason that said term is only for the ...
Neal H. Bookspan
November 9, 2015
Think about the cost of pleadings and depositions. Avoid unnecessary hand deliveries, overnight mail, etc. and only authorize work and expenses that have a demonstrable benefit to the client. So Jaburg Wilk has a unique cultural, as do all businesses. But the difference is that we have captured the essence of our firm in The JW Way. These are the foundation of our...
Thomas Moring
November 4, 2015
When parties are unwilling or unable to resolve a dispute, a viable option for resolution is mediation. Mediation is a negotiation facilitated by a neutral third party known as the mediator. A mediator helps parties reach resolution. Mediation is usually a voluntary process, although sometimes it may be required by the court. Who is responsible for paying for the...
Jaburg Wilk
October 28, 2015
It should come as no surprise that the workplace environment is rapidly changing. In the past, many industries have routinely hired temporary or part time workers and called them independent contractors.  After all, it is a lot easier and saves money.  But those days may be changing.  Changes in policy and stepped up enforcement now make it highly risky for any ...
C. Cole Crabtree
October 26, 2015
"Have fun, it won’t hurt, I promise." - C. Cole Crabtree We all know you can’t force someone to have fun at work.  “And having fun at work isn’t always appropriate, and it certainly doesn’t jive with everyone’s work style.  But what you can do is give employees the chance to learn how to have fun effectively.” -S...
Maria Crimi Speth
October 26, 2015
A recent case decided by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which is the federal appellate court for Arizona and California, has made a predictable determination that a sequence of yoga moves cannot be protected as intellectual property.  Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit ruled that a series of yoga poses and breathing exercises are not entitled to copyright ...
Kraig J. Marton
October 16, 2015
Warren Buffett once said, "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it".  That was said before the Internet era.  Today a defamatory tweet, blog post or Facebook posting can tarnish a reputation that you've carefully built over your career.  When you or your company have been defamed online, there are legal options available t...
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