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Reshma Sambare Named Among Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Women in the Law
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Congratulations to Miller Canfield real estate attorney Reshma Sambare, who is among the 34 lawyers to be named in Michigan Lawyers Weekly's Women in the Law Class of 2021.

Reshma joined Miller Canfield in 2013. Her practice is focused on commercial and industrial real estate development, public-private partnership (P3) projects, and India-U.S. cross-border transactions. Having earned an engineering degree and worked as a commercial construction manager prior to law school, she brings a unique mix of legal knowledge and real-world construction experience to her representation of clients in construction and real estate.

Reshma has been instrumental in some of the largest and most impactful projects in Michigan, including:

  • The development and subsequent concession and lease negotiations related to the largest public-private partnership project in the Midwest: Little Caesars Arena and the surrounding retail, hospitality and entertainment venues in what is now The District Detroit, a 50-block Olympia Development project located just north of downtown Detroit
  • The City of Detroit and its Brownfield Redevelopment Authority's massive land assembly project that enabled Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' $4.5 billion investment and expansion in the City of Detroit and four other Michigan plants, one of the largest and most complex urban land assembly projects in Michigan's history
  • The acquisition of real property and development of the RACER Willow Run Arsenal of Democracy site in Ypsilanti, a large and complex project involving the investment, acquisition, ground lease and development of the former Willow Run property, which is now the site of the American Center for Mobility, a testing facility and proving ground that has positioned Michigan as a leader in autonomous vehicle technology development

She also makes significant contributions of her time and effort to pro bono work and volunteerism. She is the founding president of the South Asian Women's Association of Greater Lansing (SAWA), a nonprofit that provides a forum to further South Asian women's interests through intercultural dialogue and initiatives and provides resources to address issues related to relational abuses, including between spouses, family members, parent-child, LGBTQ or elder abuse. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Advocacy Program and the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center's VAWA and U Visa Pro Bono Panel. And in 2019, Sambare co-founded the Jhep Foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO) in India. The organization's mission is to empower and transform lives in rural and under-privileged areas of India through safe and sustainable living environment and skill-based education.

Congratulations, Reshma! 

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