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Overview

Sammie helps clients develop projects with strong outcomes for themselves and their communities.

Before joining Husch Blackwell, Sammie worked for a trade association representing contractors and then as in-house counsel for a national general contractor. The wealth of hands-on experience and background knowledge she gained in these roles enables her to better understand client needs and achieve more favorable results.

Sammie represents contractors, developers and design professionals in all aspects of construction projects, providing clients with comprehensive transactional and litigation services to help them manage risk and resolve disputes. While based in the firm’s Madison office, Sammie assists clients with their construction law needs throughout the country. Above all, she enjoys watching clients’ visions for their projects come to life.


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Education

  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
    • cum laude
      • Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • with distinction
    • Political Science

Admissions

  • Wisconsin
Experience
  • Led negotiations of numerous multi-million-dollar construction contracts representing owners, contractors and design professionals.
  • Responsible for all construction contracting and contract administration for global movie theatre company.
  • Drafted modified industry standard form and custom form design and construction contracts, subcontracts, master agreements and purchase orders employing variety of project delivery and compensation methods, including integrated project delivery, design-build and cost plus.
  • Prepared position statements and settlement agreements to facilitate informal dispute resolution.
  • Advised clients on lien and bond issues across country.
  • Drafted subcontractor prequalification and request for proposals forms.
  • Co-counsel for owners and contractors in mediation, arbitration and litigation of claims involving design and construction defects, government contracts and project delays.
Case Studies
CityDeck Landing LLC

What began as a private arbitration regarding a dispute over the construction of an apartment building in Green Bay turned into a case with much larger implications when a subcontractor’s insurer filed a separate action in Wisconsin state circuit court seeking a declaration regarding its coverage obligations, as well as a stay of the arbitration until the coverage issues were resolved.

Outside the Office

Sammie is a drummer; she played in bands in high school and college, and continues drumming as a hobby. She enjoys staying active by running and playing soccer. She also loves spending time with her Mini-Bernedoodle puppy, Gus.

Community Leadership
  • American Heart Association’s Hard Hats with Heart, Executive Leadership Team
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Dane County, Board of Directors