Rebecca is a partner in MSM’s Construction Litigation Group and specializes in complex construction litigation, business and real estate litigation, intellectual property and condominium and community association governance.
Rebecca started her career at a large commercial law firm in Toronto, Canada, where she practiced in the areas of corporate governance and commercial litigation. Rebecca joined MSM in 2014 and, since then has helped the firm grow is construction litigation practice. Rebecca was part of of the litigation team that recovered $28.5 million in a complex construction defect case involving a large residential condominium project on Oahu. Rebecca also helped to negotiate a $115 million repair by the developer of a high-rise condominium on Oahu.
In the boardroom, Rebecca’s experience advising directors allows her to aid in the representation of MSM’s 200+ condominium and homeowner association clients on issues of fiduciary responsibility, conflicts of interest, enforcement and statutory compliance.
Rebecca also maintains a substantial intellectual property practice, regularly prosecuting matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office on behalf of MSM’s business and association clients. Rebecca also represents clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Rebecca grew up on Maui before moving to New Zealand with her family where she played soccer on the New Zealand Women’s National Team. Rebecca moved to Toronto to play professional soccer before retiring to attend law school. Rebecca is also the co-founder and President of Valley Isle Soccer Academy where she coaches youth players from 8-18 years old.