Jaburg Wilk

Negotiating a Lease Renewal Option

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…more

Commercial Leases, Commercial Tenants, Landlords, Renewal Options, Termination for Default

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Expert Witnesses: Who Needs ’Em?

Clients often ask whether retaining an expert witness is necessary in their case. And they are wise to ask, because experts are a critical part of many cases, but not all. As attorneys, we often retain an expert “because we…more

Admissible Evidence, Defense Strategies, Evidence, Expert Witness, Rule of Evidence 702

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Significant Changes to AAA's Construction Arbitration Rules Effective July 1, 2015

The American Arbitration Association (AAA) recently issued several significant revisions to its Construction Industry Arbitration Rules, which became effective July 1, 2015. The revised rules apply to construction arbitration…more

American Arbitration Association, Arbitration, Arbitration Agreements, Construction Contracts, Construction Industry

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You must have substance because reputation matters in the long run

You might be able to baffle people with you know what initially, but it won't last if you are all flash and no substance. If you make a sale by saying the right things, but don't have the employees or equipment to correctly and…more

Career Development, Reputation Management

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Parenting Post-Divorce

It is frequently a challenge to co-parent after the conclusion of a divorce proceeding. After all, divorcing parents have often just concluded divorce litigation – replete with allegations of wrong doing – and frequently with…more

Divorce, Parenting Plans

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Are You Really Divorced? Lamar Odom’s Life Placed in Khloe Kardashian’s Hands

Lamar Odom, an NBA basketball star was recently discovered in a Nevada brothel unconscious and in critical condition. He was rushed to the hospital whereby a number of drugs were discovered in his system and he was being held in…more

Divorce, Lamar Odom, Medical Directives, NBA, Power of Attorney

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Forced Buyouts in a Business Divorce – Valuable Weapon or Trap for the Unwary?

Many part-owners of a business are not aware that, as shareholder of an Arizona corporation, they gain the right to seek to dissolve the corporation under certain circumstances, but at the same time subject themselves to…more

Buyouts, Divorce, Shareholders

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How Much Do I Know About Insurance and Arizona Business?

Is there one insurance policy to cover all of my risks? No. Insurance is the sale of certain risks in exchange for a premium. No policy buys all the risks a business faces. How many policies do I…more

Auto Insurance, Commercial General Liability Policies, Commercial Insurance Policies, Insurance Industry

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Arizona’s New Construction Defect Law is Effective the Summer of 2015

On March 23, 2015, Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey, signed into law House Bill 2578. This new legislation relates specifically to Arizona’s construction defect claims and revises the Purchaser Dwelling Actions statute - ARS §…more

Attorney's Fees, Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Contractors, Homeowners

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The NLRB's Assault on Employee Handbooks: Potentially Illegal Workplace Rules and Policies

Most employers and their legal counsel take pride in rules and policies that have become standard fare in the workplace. Employee Handbooks almost always contain, and certainly should contain, conspicuous provisions that…more

At-Will Employment, Confidential Information, Disclaimers, Employee Handbooks, NLRA

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Special Commercial Lease Considerations for Franchisees

Engaging in preliminary discussions and negotiations with prospective landlords for your new franchised business can be overwhelming. There are a multitude of business and legal issues to consider. It may also be intimidating,…more

Commercial Leases, Commercial Real Estate Contracts, Commercial Real Estate Market, Commercial Tenants, Franchises

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Behavioral Health Billing Alert

Providers of behavioral health services should be aware that the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), released in May 2013 after more than ten years in preparation,…more

Billing, DSM, Health Care Providers, Healthcare, ICD Codes

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Monkeying with Copyrights: Who Owns the Monkey Selfies? A Lesson in Copyright Ownership

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently filed a copyright infringement lawsuit on behalf of a crested macaque monkey, who famously snapped a smiling selfie of himself using wildlife photographer David…more

Authorship, Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Copyright Ownership, PETA

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Frequently Asked Questions: Attorneys’ Fees and Costs in Divorce Cases

I don’t want the divorce; why should I have to pay for it? We all have expenses for things that we do not anticipate. We do not intend to get sick or hurt; however, if we need medical attention, we are required to pay the…more

Attorney's Fees, Divorce, Litigation Fees & Costs

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Impact of Young V. UPS and Steps for Employers

Since 1978, pregnancy and pregnancy related health conditions have been protected conditions under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”). A recent Supreme Court case, Young v. UPS may increase the ability of pregnant workers…more

ADA, Disability Discrimination, EEOC, Enforcement Guidance, FMLA

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So I loaned my friend $25,000 and just found out he is going to file bankruptcy. Now what???

1. Because he is my friend, he offered to settle and pay me outside of the bankruptcy and he agreed to not include my debt in the bankruptcy case. Can I do this? No. Once a bankruptcy case is filed an automatic stay…more

Consumer Bankruptcy, Loans

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Who Will Care For Your Children If Something Unexpected Happens To You?

Parents, if you do not want someone else deciding who will care for your minor and/or disabled children if something unexpectedly happens to you, it is crucial that you execute a Will designating a guardian for your children…more

Estate Planning

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The Death of the Individual Independent Contractor: A Growing Trend Points to an Uncertain Future

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…more

Administrative Interpretation, Browning-Ferris Industries of California Inc., DOL, FLSA, Independent Contractors

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Arizona Reduces Punitive Damages in Insurance Bad Faith Case Again: Arellano v. Primerica Life Insurance

In Arellano v. Primerica Life Insurance Company, 235 Ariz. 371, 332 P.3d 597 (App. 2014), despite finding an insurer’s conduct moderately to highly reprehensible, the Arizona Court of Appeals recently reduced a punitive damages…more

Appeals, Bad Faith, Breach of Contract, Compensatory Damages, Due Process

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What have you done to improve yourself?

JW Way #17 - Be relentless about continuous improvement. Be a “lifetime learner.” Continually invest in your own education, both formally and informally. Never stop improving your legal, technical and personal skills. …more

Career Development

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Issues in Gray Divorces

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…more

Defined Contribution Plans, Division of Assets, Divorce, Grey Divorce, Marital Assets

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BYOD Can Be A Four-Letter Word

So your employee wants to use his new iPhone5S to respond to work emails while on vacation. As an employer, you’re thrilled. You don’t have to pay for the technology (or the data plan), but your employee is now accessible to…more

Bring Your Own Device, Cybersecurity, Data Protection, Mobile Device Management, Mobile Devices

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Don’t Bogart That Medical Marijuana, My Caregiver.

On October 21, 2014, the Court of Appeals concluded that Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) does not give an authorized medical marijuana user immunity from prosecution when he drives under the influence. A.R.S. §…more

DUI, Marijuana, Medical Marijuana

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Arizona's "Whistleblower" Laws: Tread Carefully

A “whistleblower” is someone who reports to management (or in some cases state and federal agencies) that they believe someone in their company is engaged in illegal conduct. There are numerous federal statutes that provide…more

Adverse Employment Action, Hiring & Firing, Retaliation, Sarbanes-Oxley, Termination

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Stretching Copyright Law Too Far: A Sequence of Yoga Poses Are Not Copyrightable

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…more

Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Copyrightable Subject Matter, Popular

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Are Franchise Agreements Negotiable?

In theory, yes, franchise agreements are negotiable. In practice, they may not be negotiable – particularly in ways that are meaningful. Every franchisor has a form of franchise agreement that defines the rights and…more

Contract Negotiations, Department of Business Oversight, Franchise Agreements, Franchise Disclosure Document, Franchises

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