Rebecca Glos

Rebecca Glos is a partner within the Surety group at Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald who provides a full range of litigation services in all aspects of construction and surety law on a state and national level. In particular, Rebecca specializes in resolving disputes arising from residential and commercial subdivision projects. She has evaluated and argued, before state and federal courts, relevant provisions of the California Subdivision Map Act, and consequently she has been able to advise clients as to (1) the scope of a surety’s responsibility on a defaulted subdivision project; (2) determining the type of work covered by a subdivision bond; (3) options in which the surety can recover money from the construction lender; and (4) manners in which the surety can negotiate with bond obligees to minimize the surety’s potential liability.

In addition to litigating subdivision bond claims, Rebecca’s practice includes litigating public and private construction disputes involving sureties, such as resolving time-related claims (delay/impact), enforcing payment defenses against bond claims, analyzing scope claims and litigation (differing site conditions, change orders, and inadequate plans and specifications), and providing counseling and transactional services to the construction industry (contract preparation and negotiation). Rebecca has handled matters involving all types of construction projects, including commercial and residential subdivision projects, water treatment plants, waste processing facilities, power plants, and state highways. She has worked in various legal settings, including arbitration and mediation, and has independently and successfully carried cases through trial.

Before joining Watt Tieder, Rebecca’s primary areas of practice included labor and employment, complex business litigation, and toxic tort/environmental litigation. Rebecca has represented various commercial real estate developers in disputes including claims for specific performance on real property contracts, insurance carriers in environmental coverage and bad faith litigation, and employers in labor and employment disputes.

  1. General Information

    Education

    • Tulane School of Law, J.D., 2000
    • Maritime Certificate
    • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1996, Sociology
    • Honors Program

    Bar Admissions

    • California

    Court Admissions

    • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

    Languages

    • Mandarin Chinese
    • Spanish
  2. Memberships & Affiliations
    • American Bar Association
    • Los Angles County Bar Association
    • Orange County Bar Association
    • Orange County Asian American Bar Association
  3. Publications and Presentations
    • Chapter Author: ” Sureties ” , California Construction Law Manual, 2011 (forthcoming).
    • Author: “An Overview of Subdivision Set-Aside Letters: Who, What, When, Where, and Why,” Watt Tieder Newsletter, Winter 2010-2011.
    • Contributing Author: “The New Reality of Getting Paid – Strategies for Receivable Management from Impoverished Owners,” Pearlman Conference, Seattle, Washington, 2010.
    • Author: “Subdivision Bonds: The End or Just the Beginning?,” Watt Tieder Newsletter, Fall 2009.
    • Author: “Subdivision Bond Claims in California: A Growing Trend,” Construction Briefing, 2009.
    • Presenter: “Managing the Surety Claims Process in Subdivision Defaults” , March 2009.