Overview

A native of Hamilton County, Indiana, Sam Swafford is a versatile real estate lawyer who provides practical legal advice and pragmatic business solutions in all aspects of real estate transactions.

Sam's specialties include land acquisition, land development, land use and zoning, economic incentives, due diligence and leasing. He has experience in contract negotiations, rezonings, annexations, subdivisions, variances and right-of-way vacations.

Sam represents developers, owners, landlords and tenants in complex commercial transactions in the following industries:

  • Master-planned communities
  • Mixed-use developments
  • Office
  • Retail
  • Residential
  • Multi-Family

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana

Education

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. cum laude, Indiana Law Review (note development editor) (2015)

DePauw University
B.A. in History (2012)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Constitutional Limitations on Zoning Actions
    Co-author, Practical Guide to Zoning and Land Use Law, NBI, 2017
  • Adoption and Amendment of Zoning Ordinance and Map
    Co-author, Practical Guide to Zoning and Land Use Law, NBI, 2017
  • The Subdivision and Development Plan Processes
    Author, Land Use Law: Current Issues in Subdivision, Annexation and Zoning, NBI, 2017
  • The Subdivision and Development Plan Processes
    Presentation, Land Use Law: Current Issues in Subdivision, Annexation and Zoning, NBI, 2017

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Pro Bono Program — Gold Level Certificate
  • Putnam County Counsel in the Court, Ask A Lawyer Clinic

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Urban Land Institute — Indiana

Civic Activities

  • Guerin Catholic High School Mock Trial Team — Attorney Advisor
  • Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic — Project Grace Non-Attorney Navigator, 2013

Honors

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