Neal H. Bookspan

Neal H. Bookspan: Attorney with Jaburg Wilk
  • Shareholder at Jaburg Wilk (34 Attorneys)
  • Great American Tower, 3200 North Central Avenue, Suite 2000, Phoenix, AZ 85012
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    5.0/5.0 (8)
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    100% Recommended (14)
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Biography

Neal is an equity partner who has been helping individuals and businesses manage their legal risks for over two decades. Over that time, he has represented a significant number of companies based or doing business in Arizona. Neal's practice includes resolving and litigating all manner of contract-based disputes from debtor/creditor issues to disputes between owners/shareholders to employment, real estate and construction related matters. Neal also negotiates and drafts all manner of contracts and agreements. In every representation his goal is to complete the scope of work required in the most expedient and economical manner possible, with a goal to meet or exceed his clients’ expectations.

Case Highlights

Saving a Business, and Jobs, by Workout with Creditors. A retail client faced harsh economic situations with both its vendors and landlords. Neal negotiated with his client's creditors. He was able to help the company streamline its operations, work with the landlords and settle with creditors. The business was restructured and was able to avoid closing or filing bankruptcy.

Breaking a Deadlock. When the majority shareholder in a manufacturing company found the board of directors deadlocked with the company's future at stake, Neal stepped in and forced the issue. That resulted in a receiver being appointed, thus saving all outstanding contracts, including a very large deal that was about to be cancelled by a customer.

Saving Investors' Hard-Earned Cash. When a local businessman and his companies defrauded investors, Neal obtained a multi-million dollar judgment on the investors' behalf. Then he found a creative way to work with the judgment debtors to come to a settlement.

Professional Experience

-Former law clerk to Chief Bankruptcy Judge Honorable Robert G. Mooreman
-Extensive experience in commercial and bankruptcy litigation
-Seasoned in construction litigation, including prosecution and defense of construction defect issues and mechanic's liens, subcontractor contract review, change order issues, payment rights and remedies

Professional and Civic Service

-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)

Noteworthy Press

District Court interpreting new Ninth Circuit case law related to what claims a borrower can and cannot assert against a lender who purchased the assets and assumed certain liabilities of a failed bank from the FDIC.

District Court ruling that a party who did not comply with a State Court order to post additional bond to keep a preliminary injunction in place in reliance on a legal position is subject to the preliminary injunction being dissolved.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Bankruptcy
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Creditor's Rights

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602-248-1009  Phone
602-297-5009  Fax
www.jaburgandwilk.com/neal-bookspan
Mailing Address:
Great American Tower, 3200 North Central Avenue, Suite 2000, Phoenix, AZ 85012
University Attended:
University of Arizona, B.S., Business Administration, 1989
Law School Attended:
Drake University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1992
Year of First admission:
1992
Admission:
1992, Arizona; 1992, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
ISLN:
900838031
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  • Peer Reviews

    • 5.0/5.0 (8)
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    • Neal H. Bookspan

      5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 05/24/10 in Civil Litigation on 05/24/10

      Neal is a terrific attorney, and always a gentleman.

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      Neal is a terrific attorney, and always a gentleman.

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    • Neal H. Bookspan

      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 05/24/10 in Commercial Litigation on 05/24/10

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    • Neal H. Bookspan

      5.0/5.0 by a General Counsel on 05/24/10 in Complex Litigation on 05/24/10

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    • Neal H. Bookspan

      5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 05/24/10 in Bankruptcy on 05/24/10

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    • Neal H. Bookspan

      5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 05/24/10 in Commercial Litigation on 05/24/10

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    • Neal H. Bookspan

      5.0/5.0 by a Member on 05/24/10 in Bankruptcy on 05/24/10

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    • Neal H. Bookspan

      5.0/5.0 by a Member on 05/24/10 in Civil Litigation on 05/24/10

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    • Neal H. Bookspan

      4.8/5.0 by a Partner on 05/31/10 in Construction Law on 05/31/10

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    Client Reviews

    • 5.0/5.0 (14)
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    • Neal H. Bookspan

      5.0/5.0 on 03/14/12 on 03/14/12

      Neal is very knowledgeable and will explain questions I may have very thoroughly. I am new to all the different laws in AZ and he is very happy to explain things to me....

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      Neal is very knowledgeable and will explain questions I may have very thoroughly. I am new to all the different laws in AZ and he is very happy to explain things to me. Neal always returns my calls even if he is on vacation.

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    • Neal H. Bookspan

      5.0/5.0 on 02/22/12 on 02/22/12

      We received very professional but also smart and efficient service from Mr. Bookspan. We are very impressed with his work and performance.

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      We received very professional but also smart and efficient service from Mr. Bookspan. We are very impressed with his work and performance.

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      5.0/5.0 on 02/07/12 on 02/07/12

      Very knowledgeable on all legal subjects we discussed. Tenacious and thorough research on the issues. His prompt service and ability to get to the right people resulted i...

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      Very knowledgeable on all legal subjects we discussed. Tenacious and thorough research on the issues. His prompt service and ability to get to the right people resulted in the recovery of a substantial sum of money wrongly held by an unscrupulous lender. Very pleased with the results every time we've dealt with Neal.

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      5.0/5.0 on 02/03/12 on 02/03/12

      Neal has represented us a few times now and has gotten great results. Dealing with attorneys isn't always a positive experience but Neal tries to make it as seamless as p...

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      Neal has represented us a few times now and has gotten great results. Dealing with attorneys isn't always a positive experience but Neal tries to make it as seamless as possible and make everything knowledgeable for the person who doesn't know the legal terms. We will continue to use Neil and Jayburg & Wilk for all our legal needs.

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    • Neal H. Bookspan

      5.0/5.0 on 01/31/12 on 01/31/12

      Neal, had a solid understanding of the industry and understood his opposition and gave you the truth and where you stood through the whole process. His billings were ver...

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      Neal, had a solid understanding of the industry and understood his opposition and gave you the truth and where you stood through the whole process. His billings were very fair and responsiveness was quick and solid. B. George VP - Far West Log & Timber Construction, Inc.

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    • Neal H. Bookspan

      5.0/5.0 on 01/31/12 on 01/31/12

      As a nationwide finance company, we utilize attorneys in a variety of states. We consider Neal to be one of the best attorneys that we work with. He is always able to l...

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      As a nationwide finance company, we utilize attorneys in a variety of states. We consider Neal to be one of the best attorneys that we work with. He is always able to look at a case from not only a legal perspective but a business one which has resulted in better decision making. Neal's communication is top notch and once again allows you to properly manage your legal cases.

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    • Neal H. Bookspan

      5.0/5.0 on 01/27/12 on 01/27/12

      I have worked with Neal Bookspan for about 15 years on a wide variety of corporate matters, all pertaining in some fashion to residential or commercial real estate. He is...

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      I have worked with Neal Bookspan for about 15 years on a wide variety of corporate matters, all pertaining in some fashion to residential or commercial real estate. He is our day to day liaison for general business real estate matters. He has always been responsive to our needs and professional and we intend to continue to work with him.

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    • Neal H. Bookspan

      5.0/5.0 on 01/27/12 on 01/27/12

      I would not hesitate to recommend Neal to my friends and relatives.

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      I would not hesitate to recommend Neal to my friends and relatives.

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      5.0/5.0 on 01/27/12 on 01/27/12

      I have used Neal since 2004. He has represented me and my firm in litigation, arbitration, contracts and business consulting. He is diligent, fare and competent. A tru...

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      I have used Neal since 2004. He has represented me and my firm in litigation, arbitration, contracts and business consulting. He is diligent, fare and competent. A truly one stop shop for the small business owner.

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    • Neal H. Bookspan

      5.0/5.0 on 01/27/12 on 01/27/12

      Neal has been great to work with. He keep us informed, allowed us to make decisions with his direction and we do not feel as though he charging our account just to have...

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      Neal has been great to work with. He keep us informed, allowed us to make decisions with his direction and we do not feel as though he charging our account just to have somewhere to bill hours to. We have been involved in several other legal issues where we have hired attorneys. It makes a huge difference when you contact somebody who is knowledgeable, professional, informative and fair. Highly recommend him if you have any Bankruptcy issues!

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