Sam concentrates her practice on advising business owners in all aspects of the business lifecycle. She takes active roles with key stakeholders in pivotal matters of formation, corporate governance, acquisitions, sales, and liquidations. Sam also serves as outside general counsel to clients allowing her to fully integrate and craft tailored advice and resolutions.

Sam routinely works with businesses to draft and review commercial contracts, focusing on understanding potential risks and developing critical safeguards. She has experience in the negotiation process and creating beneficial, practical solutions to business issues. Sam has advised a wide range of entity types, from closely held corporations and partnerships to large publicly traded companies. During her career, she has worked with a variety of industries including manufacturing, health care, construction, insurance and food service.

Sam received her undergraduate in Accounting from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, and her Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While attending Pitt Law, she served as Executive Editor of the Pittsburgh Tax Review.

Prior to joining McNees, Sam worked at a Big 4 accounting firm consulting clients on tax planning and restructuring opportunities for their international operations. She has advised on matters regarding U.S. federal income tax compliance as well as late relief matters. Her background in international taxation allows her to view matters through a unique lens when approaching transactions in order to provide tax efficiency and strategic economic solutions for her clients.

Sam is active in the community through her roles at Gather the Spirit for Justice and Family Promise of Harrisburg Capital Region.

In her free time, Sam enjoys breweries, baseball and traveling – often all three at the same time.


Gannon University, B.S. Accounting, cum laude

University of Pittsburgh, J.D.


CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Federalism and Health Policy


American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Allegheny County Bar Association

Dauphin County Bar Association


U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

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