Samantha C. Skenandore, Tribal Law Attorney, Joins Quarles & Brady’s Real Estate Group06/08/18
MADISON (June 8, 2018) — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Samantha C. Skenandore has joined the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, as Of Counsel, Tribal Law in its Madison office.
Samantha Skenandore focuses her practice on both federal Indian law and tribal law, advising tribal and corporate clients in tribal governance, governmental affairs, corporate transactions, real estate, labor issues and litigation. Her extensive multijurisdictional experience with tribal law includes representation of corporate entities, both tribal and nontribal, in matters involving financing, minority or women-owned certification, labor relations, complex commercial real estate matters and government relations. Her experience extends to successfully representing clients before members of Congress, congressional committees and agencies through federal lobbying services. Skenandore, also a member of the Arizona Bar, will split her time between the Madison and Tucson offices.
“Samantha’s extensive knowledge and experience will be a real asset for Quarles & Brady and the clients we serve,” said Kevin Delorey, national chair of the Real Estate Practice Group. “She is a great addition to our practice and we are excited to have her join our team.”
A member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, Skenandore previously served as a Tribal Attorney for the Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Justice, where she presided more than 150 employment grievances as chair of the administrative grievance review board, secured tribal land acquisitions and fee to trust conversions. Additionally, she clerked for the United States Department of Justice, Indian Resources Section and for the State of Colorado Division of Administrative Hearings in Denver, Colorado.
Skenandore earned her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.