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Reshma Sambare Named Among Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Women in the Law

August 19, 2021

Miller Canfield real estate attorney Reshma Sambare is among the 34 women lawyers to be named in Michigan Lawyers Weekly's Women in the Law Class of 2021.

"We are tremendously proud of Reshma for earning this well-deserved recognition," said Miller Canfield CEO Megan Norris. "She is not only an exceptional lawyer and asset to her clients and the firm, but also a leader in the community and a generous provider of pro bono services."

Sambare 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, Sambare brings a unique mix of superior legal knowledge and real-world construction experience to her representation of clients in construction and real estate.

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

Sambare 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.

She also 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.

Women in the Law is an annual recognition of lawyers who have made outstanding contributions to the practice of law and who set an example for other lawyers. Recognized as pioneers, trailblazers, educators and role models, Michigan Lawyers Weekly chooses attorneys who have shown tremendous leadership and offer a wealth of expertise in diverse areas of the law. Honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Sept. 9, 2021. Profiles of the honorees will appear in a special section on Sept. 13.