Sam is a partner in Taft’s Real Estate practice group. Sam’s versatile real estate practice focuses on land acquisition and disposition, land development, land use and zoning, economic incentives, due diligence, and leasing. His experience also includes rezoning, annexations, subdivisions, variances, and right-of-way vacations.

Sam provides pragmatic legal advice and business solutions for developers, owners, landlords, and tenants in complex commercial transactions involving master-planned communities, mixed-use developments, office, retail, residential, and multi-family industries.

Sam earned his J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and his bachelor’s degree in history from DePauw University.


  • Honoree, Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Real Estate (2024)

  • Honoree, Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch,” Real Estate Law (2023 – 2024)

  • Hon. Robert H. Straton Intramural Moot Court Competition – Associate Night Justice, 2014; Order of the Barristers, 2013

All Service Areas


  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (2015)

    Indiana Law Review Development Editor

  • DePauw University (2012)

    B.A. in History


  • State - Indiana

Professional Affiliations

  • United Way of Central Indiana's Leadership United


  • Indiana Bar Association


  • Indianapolis Bar Association


  • Urban Land Institute

    Member, Indiana Chapter