Lawrence E. "Larry" Wilk

Lawrence E. "Larry" Wilk

Jaburg Wilk PC

Recognized since 2015

Phoenix, Arizona

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Real Estate Law

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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 recovery significant monies invested through fraudulent schemes. He has been pivotal in several of the largest fraud cases arising in Arizona which included real estate holdings, mortgage servicing, escrow, affinity investing and a multi-level marketing jewelry company. More


  • 3200 North Central Avenue, Suite 2000
    Phoenix, AZ 85012


  • English


  • Indiana University, J.D., cum laude, graduated 1980
  • Indiana University, B.A., graduated 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1980
  • United States, District of Arizona


  • Arizona Trustee's Association - Past President and Registered Lobbyist
  • Child Crisis Center - Board of Directors
  • Phoenix Regional Sports Commission - Past Board Member
  • Arizona State University Law School focusing on foreclosure, receivership and the effects of bankruptcy - Adjunct Professor
  • Jaburg & Wilk Foundation - Board of Directors
  • Litigation Council of America - Fellow

Jaburg Wilk PC
Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona

14 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

7 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Real Estate Law


  • Rated AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named a 'Top 100 Lawyer in Arizona' by Arizona Business Magazine
  • Named Best Lawyers in America
  • Recognition of Excellence as Litigation Council of America Fellow
  • American's Top 100 Attorneys - Lifetime Achievment 2018
  • Arizona Business Leader- Bankruptcy and Reorganization Law, AZ Big Media, 2019
  • Southwest Super Lawyer, 2010-2019

Professional Experience

Experienced in negotiating workouts on behalf of lenders and borrowers in an effort to avoid the hardship and expense of bankruptcy

Knowledgeable in title insurance and real estate issues

Sought and obtained appointment of third-party receivers to take possession and control of the property on behalf of his lending clients

Represents secured and unsecured creditors and trustees in bankruptcy; creditors in state court proceedings, including foreclosure proceedings and state court receiverships

As counsel for the borrower in Northern Arizona Properties vs. Pinetop Properties Group, he helped formulate the law which defines deficiency rights after foreclosure

Conducted hundreds of foreclosures, both judicial and non-judicial, and numerous forfeiture proceedings

Played pivotal role in winning compensation in several of the largest land-fraud cases in Arizona, recovering millions of dollars for investors

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