ReavesSam focuses his practice primarily on commercial litigation and construction law. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, and Construction Law in 2013-2015. His construction litigation practice includes representing owners, contractors, and subcontractors in disputes involving construction contracts, construction and design defects, and mechanics’ liens, among others. In addition, Sam’s construction law practice includes drafting, negotiating, and reviewing construction and design contracts. He also handles a wide variety of real estate litigation and other commercial litigation matters, such as disputes concerning restrictive covenants, commercial leases, land sale contracts, real property tax appeals, stock and asset purchase agreements, goods supply contracts, medical billing contracts, and trade secrets. Sam has represented clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts in North Carolina and other jurisdictions, in matters before the North Carolina Property Tax Commission and the North Carolina Real Estate Commission, and in arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association and the International Chamber of Commerce.

Publications
“Self-Administered Arbitration: Something Worth Considering?” Under Construction, publication of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry, March 2007.

“Key Features of the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act (‘RUAA’),” Change Order, publication of the Construction Law Section, North Carolina Bar Association, November 2006.

“Removing ‘Lingering’ Mechanics’ Liens in North Carolina: Existing Options and a Simple Suggested Solution,” Change Order, publication of the Construction Law Section, North Carolina Bar Association, June 2006.

“Does the Landlord’s Payment of a Tenant Improvement Allowance Enable the Tenant’s Contractors to Lien the Landlord’s Property?” Change Order (official publication of the NCBA Construction Law Section), August 16, 2004.