Rebecca Callahan is a 30-year, AV-rated attorney who spent her career handling complex business litigation matters in state and federal court in many jurisdictions across the country. She is now a full-time mediator, arbitrator and court referee. Rebecca is a member of the mediation and arbitration panels of ADR Services, Inc. and the American Arbitration Association. Rebecca has been in the ADR trenches for 15+ years and knows how to put theory into practice. Her experience covers a broad spectrum – including real property, employment, wills and trusts, financial elder abuse and general business/commercial disputes. For more details, please see CV and Case Summaries. Rebecca received her JD from the Cal Berkeley (Boalt Hall) and her undergraduate degree from USC. In 2007, she earned an LLM in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law / Straus Institute. She is the Immediate Past Chair of the ADR Section of the OCBA and a current member of the OCBA Board of Directors. Rebecca speaks and writes frequently on various ADR topics, and is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University School of Law and a faculty member of the American Arbitration Association University. Her philanthropic activities include support for The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation/Lott IMPACT Trophy Leadership Academy for middle school children and their parents, the Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund benefiting numerous not-for-profit organizations that serve the needs of the Orange County community (legal and otherwise), and the Orange County Veterans Stand Down providing support, education and aid to Orange County’s homeless and transitioning veterans.

Bankruptcy Disputes

  • Assumption & assignment of contract rights
  • Claim disputes
  • Fraudulent transfer
  • Nondischargeability
  • Plan design & confirmation
  • Preferences
  • Property ownership & co-ownership
  • Relief from stay

Business Disputes

  • Accounting
  • Breach of contract
  • Dissolution
  • External disputes with key creditors / landlords / licensors
  • Internal disputes between owners
  • Liquidation & unwinding

Business Tort Disputes

  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Conversion
  • Financial elder abuse
  • Fraud
  • Fraudulent Transfer
  • Misappropriation
  • Unfair competition

Real Estate Disputes

  • Landlord/Tenant (Commercial)
  • Lease interpretation/performance issues
  • Partition
  • Scope of lien / lien priority
  • Specific performance

Employment Disputes

  • Breach of contract
  • Discrimination
  • Wage & hour
  • Wrongful termination

Wills & Trusts

  • Accounting disputes
  • Beneficiary disputes
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Challenges to validity / enforceability
  • Financial elder abuse
  • Interpretation disputes
  • Trust administration disputes