Rebecca is an associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group at Fasken’s Vancouver office. Rebecca’s practice focuses on insolvency and restructuring, and other financial matters.
Rebecca completed her law degree at the University of Toronto where she was awarded a Gerald W. Schwartz research fellowship. During this time, she successfully planned and co-hosted the launch of Black Future Lawyers (BFL), an initiative to increase the number of Black applicants to law school. Rebecca has consulted on BFL and diversity initiatives with members of Parliament including the Minister of Justice and Deputy Prime Minister.
In her insolvency and restructuring practice, Rebecca works with clients on credit and debt collection, bankruptcies, receiverships, and formal and informal debt restructurings (including under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act). Rebecca also has experience working with banks and credit unions on financing agreements and other secured transactions.
Some of the significant commercial cases and work in which Rebecca has been involved include:
- Assisted The Arbutus Club in successfully defending a claim at the Civil Resolution Tribunal lodged by a member who did not comply with the Club’s vaccine policy between 2020 and 2021
- Part of the team representing Solterra Acquisitions Corp. in BC Supreme Court and Court of Appeal level decisions approving the purchase by Solterra of the Terrace House development
Rebecca has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from UBC. She is the current President of the BC Chapter of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers and an external advisor to BFL.