Neal H. Bookspan

Neal H. Bookspan

Jaburg Wilk PC

Recognized since 2016

Phoenix, Arizona

Practice Areas

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

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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, 2019, and 2020. 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.


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


  • University of Arizona, B.S. Business Administration, graduated 1989
  • Drake University , J.D., graduated 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1992


  • Phoenix Conservatory of Music - Board Member, 2018
  • American Bankruptcy Institute - Member
  • Arizona State Bar Bankruptcy Section - Executive Council
  • Maricopa County Bar - Member
  • Social Venture Partners - 2014, 2016, 2017 Fast Pitch Mentor
  • Turnaround Management Association - Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1992

Jaburg Wilk PC
Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona

15 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:

  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)


  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona, by Arizona Business Magazine, 2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Platinum 2017,2018, 2019, 2020
  • Southwest Super Lawyers Top 50 Arizona 2017, 2019
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona 2020 by AZ Big Media, 2020
  • Southwest Super Lawyer, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America- Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), 2016, 2017,2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Divvying Up

by Neal H. Bookspan

When business partners head to splitsville.

Business Divorce

I Don't Think We are Going to Remain Friends - What Happens When Owners of Closely Held Companies are Deadlocked or in Dispute with Each Other or Form

What happens when owners of closely held companies are deadlocked or in dispute with each other or former employees.

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