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Reshma M. Sambare

Senior Attorney




Michigan State University College of Law, J.D, 2012

Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration, M.S. (Finance) 2005

Michigan State University, M.S. (Construction Management) 2002

College of Engineering, Pune, B.E. (Civil Eng.) 1998

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Reshma Sambare focuses her practice on legal issues related to commercial and industrial construction, commercial and industrial real estate development, commercial contracts, and economic development incentives involving national and international clients of public, private, and public-private partnership in nature.

Reshma’s current profile includes representation of various public entities, private commercial and industrial clients, and public-private partnership entities (owners and developers) in commercial and industrial real estate development transactions ranging from few millions to few billions of dollars of investment across various U.S. states.

Reshma brings the technical, business, and industry experience through her Bachelors in Civil Engineering, Masters in Construction Management, Masters in Finance, and about 10 years of professional experience in the commercial construction management field in the U.S. and in India. 


Richard J. Seryak Award for Outstanding Pro Bono and Community Service, 2015

Michigan State University College of Law: Juris Doctor, magna cum laude; four Jurisprudence Awards; Canada-United States Law Institute, Niagara International Law Moot Court Competition 2012, Semifinalist and top five Best Advocate Award.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association: Forum on the Construction Industry (Diversity Fellowship Recipient, 2017-2020)

State Bar of Michigan: Real Property Law Section; Construction Law Committee – Co-Chair

Ingham County Bar Association

U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce, Midwest Chapter - Board of Director

Michigan State University Construction Management Alumni Advisory Board Member

U.S. Green Building Council: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED A.P.) certification (2006-present)

American Institute of Constructors: Associate Constructor certification (2002-present)

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

Michigan Advocacy Program, Ingham County representative - Board of Director

Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, Member of the VAWA and U Visa Pro Bono Panel

South Asian Women’s Association, Board of Directors

Women’s Center of Greater Lansing, Board of Directors

Appointed to the State Bar of Michigan’s Domestic Violence Committee, 2015-2018


“Public Private Partnership Projects – Development Phase Challenges,” Roundtable Discussion Leader at the State Bar of Michigan’s Real Property Law Section Conference, Summer 2017.

"Challenges in Valuing the Collateral for Commercial Construction Loans," Practicing Valuers’ Association of India, Mumbai, India, August 2014


"Book Review — Modern Construction: Lean Project Delivery and Integrated Practices" Lean Construction Journal 2012

“Barriers to integration of time and cost information across estimating and scheduling departments within construction firms,” Master’s thesis publication, Michigan State University, August 2002

"Manufactured Housing in Michigan Vol. 2: An Assessment of Site Regulatory Requirements Impacting the Use of Manufactured Housing," (graduate student co-author) Michigan State University Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, February 2002