Rebecca Seamands is a partner in the Ice Miller's Construction Group and has been representing clients in both transactions and disputes for almost 25 years.

Rebecca’s transactional experience spans a wide range of project types, including roads and bridges, stadiums, airports, convention centers, light rail, hotels, water and sewer infrastructure, historical renovation, libraries, schools, apartments, condominiums, churches, student housing, and manufacturing facilities. Her practice includes assisting clients in all phases of the development and administration of large public and private projects. As such, she advises clients in the selection and implementation of alternative project delivery methods, including public-private partnerships, and is involved in structuring, negotiating and drafting agreements to facilitate project delivery. Her P3 experience includes assisting with project delivery, procurement and contract issues for the Ohio River Bridges Project and representing a governmental entity in the workout of another complex P3 project during construction.

Rebecca represents clients in all stages of litigation, including mediation, arbitration, trial and appeal. She has tried and arbitrated construction defect claims, commercial disputes and other general litigation lawsuits. She regularly counsels clients in risk management and works with clients to explore innovative, cost-effective options for early resolution of disputes. She has successfully represented clients in disputes involving multi-million dollar claims, including two separate NFL stadium owners, the Indianapolis Airport Authority regarding its Midfield Terminal project, the Indiana Finance Authority regarding a toll road lease and construction managers on both public and private projects.

Rebecca joined Ice Miller in 1994. Prior to joining Ice Miller, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert H. Staton of the Indiana Court of Appeals.

Rebecca was born in Bloomington, Illinois. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Illinois, graduating with honors in 1987. She received her juris doctor from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, graduating magna cum laude in 1992. While in law school, she served as the executive editor of notes and topics for the Indiana Law Review.

She is admitted to practice in Indiana and in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana.

 
Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker, "Professional Liability Insurance," ABA Forum on Construction Law, November 2017
  • Speaker, "Construction Contracts: Finding Common Ground in Drafting and Negotiating Design and Construction Clauses: Differing Cite Conditions," ABA Forum on Construction Law February 2016
  • Chair, "Mold Litigation Presentation," Indiana Litigation Institute, June 2002
  • Speaker, "Mold Litigation: Issues Under the Microscope Seminar," February 2003
  • Speaker, "Fundamentals of Construction Contracts Seminar," December 2004 and December 2005
  • Speaker, Annual Real Estate Institute Seminar, November 2002
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