Rebecca Wood Anderson

Rebecca Wood Anderson

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Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Estate Planning and Administration

Rebecca Wood Anderson is a member of the Idaho, Oregon and California State Bars and has 30 years of experience in commercial real estate and business law, including commercial financing, office and retail center development and leasing, farm/ranch leases and operating agreements, multi-parcel assemblage and development, purchase and sale transactions, energy transactions, residential and condominium development, conservation easements and transactions, communication tower transactions, land use, loan work-outs, real estate and business work-outs, easement and right of way issues, business entity and LLC formation, operation and dissolution, project due diligence, approvals, and permitting.

Rebecca also leads the firm's Dispute Resolution practice. She combines her extensive legal knowledge and negotiation/deal-making skills with her ability to navigate difficult emotions and think "outside-the-box" to transform disputes into deals. She provides mediation, advocacy and facilitation services in all types of business and real estate disputes including those arising in employment settings and divorce and trust/estates proceedings. Rebecca also serves as "co-counsel" in difficult divorce and estate cases involving high net worth clients and complex business and real estate holdings.

Rebecca's legal career began in San Diego, California where she practiced with Gray, Cary, Ames and Frye, handling complex real estate finance, development, leasing, and other commercial transactions. In 1991, she joined Albertson's as an in-house attorney focusing on major retail development deals, later advancing to Senior Manager, supervising all aspects of commercial real estate development. She also supervised the legal team's work in pharmacy acquisitions, in-store banking, surplus property, and property management. In 2004, Rebecca opened up her own practice and maintained it for 10 years, serving a large energy based client and medium sized businesses in Idaho and Oregon. In 2014, Rebecca joined Jones, Gledhill, Fuhrman and Gourley where she handles a wide array of real estate and business transactions and disputes in both Idaho and Oregon.

Rebecca is a fourth-generation lawyer, born and raised in Portland, Oregon, where her great-grandfather, C.E.S. Wood, founded the Wood law firm, carried on by her grandfather and father. Rebecca is an active community member, teaching art classes at the local YMCA and participating in YMCA leadership committees as well as serving on the Board of the Boise Coop. She loves mountain biking, road biking, skiing, backpacking, and other outdoor adventures with her husband and four grown children.

Current Employment Positions:
  • Shareholder, Attorney at Law
Past Positions:
  • Gray, Cary, Ames and Frye
  • Albertson’s, In-House Attorney, 1991
  • Albertson’s, Senior Manager
  • Rebecca Hardesty Law Offices, Founder and Partner
  • University of California at Davis School of Law, Davis, California
    • 1987
    • Honors: Graduated Order of the Coif, Top 5%
    • Honors: Chairperson, Moot Court Board
    • Honors: Winner, Moot Court Competition
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award in Business Associations
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
    • 1984
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors: Honors, Political Science Department
Bar Admissions:
  • Idaho
  • California
  • Oregon
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Rated, Dispute Resolution, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Rated, Commercial Real Estate Law, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers of America
  • Named as One of Five Members of Fortune 500 Company’s Re-engineering Brainstorming Task Force
  • Recipient, Sammy Award
  • Recipient, CRIPTC Award
  • Visiting Speaker, Real Estate and Conservation Transactions, University of Oregon
  • Key Note Speaker and Workshop Presenter, Dispute Resolution and Corporate Communication
  • Adjunct Professor-Conflict Resolution Courses, Boise State University
Pro-Bono Activities:
  • Boise Co-op, Former Board Member
  • YMCA, Member
  • Boise Coop Past Board Member
  • Common Ground Conciliation Services, Board Member
Professional Associations:
  • Idaho State Bar, Member
  • Oregon State Bar, Member
  • California State Bar, Member
  • Court of Idaho, Mediator
  • Court of Oregon, Mediator
  • United States District Court for the District of Idaho, Mediator
  • BOMA Idaho, Member