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Rebecka has worked in a variety of practice areas including real estate, corporate compliance, government contracting of financial service products, general civil litigation, family law, and criminal appeals. She has also served as a judicial intern and law clerk in federal and state courts, and draws on this judicial experience in analyzing the best solutions for specific client issues. In addition, Rebecka draws on her background in linguistics when analyzing issues that arise concerning the development of legal language, particularly in the interpretation and application of statutes.
Schiff Hardin LLP advised Wintrust Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: WTFC) on the recent completion of three bank and financial institution acquisitions.
On November 15, 2018, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued its sixth Geographic Targeting Order (GTO) aimed at preventing money laundering in all-cash residential real estate purchases made by legal entities.
The IRS and Treasury Department issued proposed regulations that explain how investors can take advantage of the statute’s unique opportunity for deferral and exclusion of capital gains taxes by investing in designated distressed communities or QOZs.