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Reshma M. Sambare

Of Counsel




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 Engineering), 1998

Bar Admissions


Reshma Sambare is a member of Miller Canfield's Real Estate and India Practice groups. Her practice centers around commercial and industrial real estate development and U.S.-India cross-border business transactions.

Real Estate Development/Construction Practice: Reshma focuses her practice on legal issues related to commercial and industrial real estate development and construction, commercial contract negotiations, and economic development incentives involving national and international clients from public and private sectors and public-private partnerships (P3).

India Practice: India was Reshma's home before she immigrated to the U.S. and established her new home in Michigan. As one of the leaders of Miller Canfield's India practice, Reshma travels to India regularly to participate in various business attraction initiatives of the State of Michigan and the U.S. Department of State. Reshma has represented Indian businesses expanding into the U.S. and has participated in matters related to the firm's U.S. and international clients' business interests in India. 

Reshma brings technical, business and industry experience to every client matter. She earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and master's degrees in finance and construction management before spending more than a decade as a professional in commercial construction management in the U.S. and India. 

Representative Matters

  • Primary counsel on a multi-billion dollar industrial/manufacturing real estate development spanning across multiple states in the U.S. by one of the firm's Tier 1 auto manufacturing supplier clients.
  • Co-counsel for the acquisition of real property and development of a large medical complex, which would be one of the most significant public-private partnership projects in the Greater Lansing, Michigan area.
  • Co-counsel for the development of a large power plant project by one of the firm's utility clients.
  • Co-counsel for the acquisition of real property and development of the RACER Willow Run "Arsenal of Democracy" site in Michigan, representing the interests of the State of Michigan and MEDC.
  • Co-counsel on the firm's legal team that represented the developer of an over $1 billion sports arena, office buildings, mixed-use, and other related development located in Detroit, Michigan, which is one of the most significant public-private partnerships in the Midwest.
  • Primary counsel for real estate development/construction matters for K-12 school districts in Michigan.

Establishing U.S. Business Operations by Indian Companies
Co-counsel in representation of various small- to mid-size Indian manufacturing, pharmaceutical and IT companies in establishing their footprints in the U.S. market. Work included a spectrum of corporate matters, business and trade financing, real estate acquisition/development, Chapter 11 restructuring, labor and employment matters, litigation and dispute resolution matters, immigration matters, and other legal issues that arise during various phases of business growth.


Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, Construction Law, 2023-present

Michigan Lawyers Weekly's Women in the Law, Class of 2021

Michigan Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Real Estate, 2020-present

State Bar of Michigan Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-present

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

Michigan State University College of Law: Juris Doctor, magna cum laude and four Jurisprudence Awards

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 Directors

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)

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

Michigan Advocacy Program, Ingham County representative – Board of Directors

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

South Asian Women's Association, Founding President and Board of Directors


"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