How Rebecca Helps Clients
Rebecca counsels clients on real estate development and financing. She has the depth of experience to advise on norms, trends and other market issues that are critical to a deal, including industry depth on renewable energy, hospitality and senior living projects.
She counsels banks, developers, investors and capital providers in the acquisition, venturing, financing, leasing and disposition of real estate. Additionally, she represents renewable energy operators in real estate transactions and project financing.
I like to see buildings built, renovated back to their glory or rescued financially -- and I like knowing that our services can help make that happen.
As lender's counsel, Rebecca has led many complex loan structures, including those that involved inter-creditor and creditors' rights structuring. She has also assisted financial institutions and borrowers in workouts and sales of underperforming loans, and she has represented a major national bank in its acquisition of loan portfolios. As investor’s counsel, Rebecca often focuses on a variety of interconnected structuring issues, including federal and local tax incentives and bankruptcy structuring considerations.
Rebecca has served as chair of the firm's Financial Services and Real Estate section and as a member of the firm's Board of Directors.
What Clients Can Expect
Rebecca generates client confidence and long term relationships. She is the type of lawyer whose clients become friends and the type of person whose friends become clients.
She builds a solid relationship with clients and goes the extra mile to understand a client's business, anticipate issues before they become roadblocks and ensure that a transaction reaches the finish line. A client recently remarked that, had it not been for Rebecca’s pragmatic and experienced help, their transaction would have taken months longer than it did.
Outside the Office
When not working, Rebecca likes to be outdoors as much as possible. She tries to fit hiking, biking and skiing into her schedule, and recently has been trying her hand at "farm to table" cooking with ingredients from her garden.
- 2019 ABA Journal "Women Rainmaker"
- Recipient, 2016 Business Women First Award, Pittsburgh Business Times.
- Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® consistently since 2020 under the Real Estate Law category.
- Long-term representations include PNC Bank, The Davis Companies, The Hillman Company and Turnberry Development.
Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1985
University of Virginia, B.A., 1982
- District of Columbia
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Member, 125th Anniversary Corporate Leaders' Committee.
Assisted Auberle in establishing the 412 Youth Zone, a center for at-risk young adults in downtown Pittsburgh.
Established and guide family fund at The Pittsburgh Foundation.
Has served on the Boards of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania and the Junior League of Pittsburgh.