Rebecka’s primary practice areas are mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and commercial real estate. She also has experience working in qualified opportunity funds, corporate compliance, tax law, and government contracting. In particular, Rebecka draws on her background in both law and linguistics when analyzing issues that arise concerning the interpretation and application of statutes and regulations. In this respect, she has also worked for judges in both federal and state courts, and draws on this judicial experience in analyzing the best solutions for specific client issues.

  • Credentials


    • Vanderbilt Law School, J.D., 2017
      Journal of Transnational Law, Executive Articles Editor
      Dean’s Scholar
      Helen Scott Curry International Law Scholar
      Branstetter Summer Fellow
      Hon. Gerald E. Rosen, U.S. District Court, Judicial Intern (2015)
      Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr., Michigan Supreme Court, Judicial Intern (2015)
    • University of Wisconsin, M.A., Applied English Linguistics, 2014
      Guy S. Lowman Applied English Linguistics First Year Excellence Award
    • University of Michigan, B.A., English Language and Literature, 2011, with honors
      Dean’s List

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois
      • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
      • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


          • Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Law Clerk (2017-2018)

          Languages Spoken & Fluency

          • Spanish, Proficient
        • Insights

          News Release

          Schiff Hardin Advises Wintrust in Two Chicago-Area Bank Acquisitions

          Schiff Hardin advised Wintrust Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: WTFC) on the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire STC Bancshares Corp., the parent company of STC Capital Bank, which operates five banking offices located in the communities of St. Charles, Geneva, and South Elgin, Ill.

          News Release

          Schiff Hardin Advises Wintrust on Three Year-End Acquisitions

          Schiff Hardin LLP advised Wintrust Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: WTFC) on the recent completion of three bank and financial institution acquisitions.


          Update: FinCEN Issues Revised Regulations that Aim to Discover and Prevent Money Laundering

          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.


          Qualified Opportunity Zones: An Introduction to New Opportunities under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

          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.