Farris LLP: Vancouver's Law Firm

Rebecca M. Morse

Partner

Telephone: 604 661 1712

Facsimile: 604 661 9349

Email: rmorse@farris.com

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Rebecca has a broad range of experience in civil and commercial litigation matters including contractual disputes, insolvency and restructuring matters, international trade matters, construction disputes, leasing disputes, and estate and trust disputes.

She has experience in conducting trials, appeals, mediations, and administrative hearings, and Rebecca has acted for a variety of corporations (both publicly listed and privately held), individuals, and financial institutions.  She has appeared before the British Columbia Supreme Court, the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal.  Rebecca has also represented clients in matters before the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.

Rebecca is a member of the Private Enterprise Advisory Services team at Farris which is focussed on mid-market privately owned businesses.  It is a multi-disciplinary practice group formed to better deliver the specific legal services that these businesses need.  The Farris team works closely together to provide general legal advice on matters such as employment contracts, leasing agreements or partnership arrangements through to specialized advice on complex transactions, tax, estate planning and litigation.


Professional Activities

  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association
  • Member of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
  • Member of Women in Infrastructure
  • Diversity Officer, The Justicia Project
  • Lawyer Referral Service


Representative Matters

Recent cases include the following:

Insolvency and Restructuring Matters

Represented the Attorney General of the State of Nevada in a CCAA and restructuring proceeding of Veris Gold Corp. (SCBC Action No. S144431)

Represented League Assets Corp. in a CCAA proceeding (SCBC Action No. S137743)

Represented creditor and stalking horse bidder in receivership of Triton Logging Inc. (SCBC Action No. S147068)

Represented Pacific Northern Gas in a CCAA and restructuring proceeding involving Douglas Channel LNG (SCBC Action No. S137971)

Represented parties involved in corporate arrangement of Run of River Power Inc. (SCBC Action No. S143477)

Represented a secured creditor in a CCAA and restructuring proceeding involving Lemare Lake Logging Ltd. (SCBC Action No. S124409)

Represented US receiver in cross border receivership of Tog-Pop LLC (SCBC Action No. S142700)

Represented Angiotech Pharmaceuticals (as local counsel) in a CCAA proceeding (SCBC Action No. S110587)

Represented secured creditor in receivership of Kamlands Holdings Ltd. and the Tobiano Golf Course (SCBC Action No. S113127)

International Trade

Represented the British Columbia potato industry in the 2010 and 2015 expiry reviews conducted by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal pursuant to the Special Import Measures Act (CITT Case No. RR-2009-002 and CITT Case No. RR-2014-004)

Litigation and Trust Litigation

Represented the executor in a dispute involving the Estate of Emily Bull (SCBC Action No. S133414)


Education:

  • University of Western Ontario (LL.B., 2001)
  • Mount Allison University (Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction and First Class Honours, 1998)

 

LEGAL RECOGNITION
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada
  • Qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales (2003) (Currently Non-Practicing)
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar (2002)