Sam’s practice focuses on corporate restructuring, creditors’ remedies, bankruptcy and commercial litigation.

Sam represents businesses, commercial lenders and individuals in the areas of debtor/creditor law, bankruptcy and complex commercial litigation. He works closely with clients to understand their specific financial and operating concerns and provides practical guidance on how to address critical issues.

Prior to joining Fredrikson, Sam served as a judicial law clerk for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Texas.




  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2016, cum laude
  • Valparaiso University, B.A., 2013, summa cum laude


  • Minnesota, 2018
  • Texas, 2016


  • Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Marvin Isgur, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2016-2018


  • Member Spotlight Award, Turnaround Management Association, Minnesota Chapter, 2022
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2018-2020
  • Stinson Leonard Street Law Review Award, University of Minnesota, 2016

Civic & Professional

Professional Activities

  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota Bankruptcy Clinic
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, 2016-2018
  • Houston Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers, 2016-2018
  • Land, Water and Energy Clinic, University of Minnesota Law School, Student Director and Attorney, 2014-2016
  • Minnesota Law Review, Managing Editor, 2015-2016

News & Insights

Publications & Presentations

Co-Author, “The Price Doesn’t Seem Right: Valuations in the COVID Era,” Business Law Today, Business Law Section, American Bar Association, February 17, 2022

Co-Author, “Agricultural Distress and Possible SolutionsHow North Dakota’s Farmers Can Sow Seeds for a Financial Turnaround,” Fargo INC! Magazine, December 2020

Co-Author, “Expect the Unexpected,” Journal of Corporate Renewal, Turnaround Management Association, March 2020

"Striking Before the Well Goes Dry: Exploring If and How the United States Ban on Crude Oil Exports Should be Lifted to Exploit the American Oil Boom,” Minnesota Law Review, Volume 100, Issue 2, 2015

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