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Schacht’s construction law career on solid ground

Samantha Schacht - Husch Blackwell

Samantha Schacht –
Husch Blackwell

Samantha Schacht is always ready for something new.

Schacht’s path led her from her hometown of West Bend to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she obtained undergraduate and law degrees. At law school, she worked as a legal intern at Tri-North Builders and later as an intern at the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin.

Now at Husch Blackwell, Schacht is part of the firm’s real estate, development and construction group, working on millions of dollars’ worth of construction contracts and disputes.

Having exclusively practiced construction law for more than three years, Schacht said, “I enjoy working on complex projects with complex problems.”

She never shies away from mediation and tries to find the middle ground among competing interests. It’s important, she notes, to “see both sides of every issue and treat each person with respect.”

Linda Gomez, a paralegal at Husch Blackwell, said, “Sammie has quickly established herself as a future leader in the industry by devoting her practice almost exclusively to construction matters.

Sammie is always upbeat and positive. Her passion for the work that she does is very evident.”

Schacht has worked on projects throughout the state and country, most notably The Corners of Brookfield, a Tri-North Builders project, where she became an on-site regular. Seeing a project through to completion, knowing her role in it all and collaborating with honest, hard-working people is what Schacht enjoys about her career and the industry.

She continues to make the most of her love for construction through volunteer work with various organizations and events such as Kids Building Wisconsin and the American Heart Association’s Hard Hats with Heart. She is also a board member for United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Dane County.

In future years, Schacht plans to extend her practice and continue her involvement in the construction industry.

“I’m just beginning and there’s a lot ahead,” she said.

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