Attorney Rebecca A. Ross handles construction, business, and real estate-related litigation for Regan Atwood P.A. in Jacksonville, Florida. Regan Atwood also has an office in Orlando, Florida.
Rebecca is a Florida Bar Board Certified construction litigation attorney who handles construction litigation and arbitration cases for contractors, subcontractors, owners, associations, developers, and designers.
Rebecca’s construction cases include association disputes, breach of contract claims, construction defects, design defects, change orders, differing site conditions, defaults, suspensions, terminations, lien claims, bond claims, and delay claims.
In construction, there are a lot of people, and moving parts on a given project including, contractors, subcontractors, inspectors, designers, suppliers, and other vendors.
“When you have that many different people involved in a single project, there are bound to be issues,” Rebecca said. “Sometimes those issues are within your client’s control and sometimes not, but they’re going to affect the client. That’s when the clients turn to us for help.”
Rebecca also has experience handling business litigation, real estate litigation, and bankruptcy matters for developers, owners, investments firms, banks, and other businesses.
When handling any litigation or arbitration matter, Rebecca focuses on understanding the client’s business, what their specific goals are, and the best way to achieve those goals.
“Sometimes litigation is absolutely required and sometimes there is an alternative solution,” Rebecca said. “The litigation strategy will vary from case-to-case depending on the economics involved and the client’s objectives.”
Rebecca said that clients benefit from the Regan Atwood team because, “we offer the depth and experience that you would find at a large firm, but with more one-on-one client attention.”
In 2002, Rebecca obtained a B.S. degree in pre-law from the University of Central Florida. After graduating from UCF, Rebecca worked at the Rogers Towers law firm in Jacksonville, Florida, where she was introduced to construction law and began working with attorney, F. Eugene Atwood prior to becoming a lawyer.
In 2004, Rebecca moved to Denver, Colorado, to pursue a master’s degree and a law degree. During graduate school at the University of Denver, Rebecca worked full time in the Construction Litigation Practice Group at the legacy Polsinelli firm wearing many hats from paralegal, to law clerk, to summer associate. Rebecca was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 2009 and worked at Polsinelli, an Am Law 100 law firm, as a construction litigation associate for nearly six years. At Polsinelli, Rebecca handled complex construction and business litigation cases.
Next, Rebecca worked as corporate counsel for a government contractor in Colorado that performed military construction work overseas for the federal government. While working as the sole in-house attorney at the company, Rebecca provided advice and counsel on a wide variety of legal matters including strategic business transactions, federal regulations, insurance coverage, complex legal issues, and construction and employment related claims. She also assisted the company with the preparation of contracts, subcontracts, NDAs, teaming agreements, purchase orders, modifications, requests for equitable adjustment, and certified claims.
In 2016, Rebecca relocated back to her hometown in Jacksonville, Florida, and joined Regan Atwood P.A. Rebecca returned to Jacksonville to be closer to her family and to continue working on construction, business, and real estate litigation matters. Rebecca was Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Construction Law in 2019.