Robert G. (“Bob”) Schrader, Esq. is a Florida Civil Circuit Court Certified mediator whose practice focuses on complex commercial, maritime, Jones Act, travel and tourism, international transactions, IP licensing, employment and real estate disputes. Bob Schrader has over 24 years of experience, in private practice and as General Counsel for a multinational corporation, dealing with international transactions and trade, trademarks and licensing, maritime, employment, real estate and corporate matters in South Florida, New England and internationally. Bob focuses on bringing parties together through creative solutions to find common ground for settlement. Bob mediates cases in Florida and New England and is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution and the Association of Corporate Counsel’s pro bono mediation program.
Bob Schrader received a BA in Microbiology from Florida Atlantic Univ. Boca Raton in 1983 (Faculty Scholar and Dean’s List). He received his JD cum laude from Nova Southeastern Ft. Lauderdale in 1987 (Law Review, Dean’s list, Book Awards: Contracts, Property, and International Trade and US Law). Bob attended Univ. of San Diego’s Paris Institute in 1986 (Dean’s List and Book Award International Business Transactions).
Bob’s Florida legal career began in 1987, when he joined the international trade firm of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg in Miami. Bob was the youngest partner at the firm and handled international transactions, maritime, shipping, customs, export control and corporate matters. In 1994, Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A. recruited Bob to co-chair their international department. He was responsible for the firm’s international trade, customs, export control, maritime, and immigration practice areas. Bob is admitted to the
In 1998, Bob and his family moved to New Hampshire to purchase a hospitality business which he successfully operated for 11 years. Bob served as General Counsel of Nationwide Labor Management in New Hamsphire before Scotia Prince Cruises recruited him to serve as its first General Counsel and VP Legal & Regulatory Affairs in Portland Maine. The company operated cruise ferry routes between Portland, Maine and Nova Scotia, and Tampa, Florida and Mexico. As General Counsel, Bob oversaw numerous multimillion dollar international and domestic lawsuits, mediation and arbitration cases involving complex international transactions, lease agreements, purchase and sales agreements, and professional liability claims, as well as labor, IP, contract, maritime, Jones Act, crew claims, personal injury, real estate, mold and water damaged buildings, NAFTA, and travel industry claims.
Bob has held leadership positions in numerous civic, educational and charitable organizations, including the Association of Corporate Counsel, Association for Conflict Resolution, Committee for Educational Excellence, Propeller Club, Business Education Association, Leadership Miami, White Mountain Aquatic Foundation, and Portland, Ft. Lauderdale and Greater Miami, Chambers of Commerce. Bob has been recognized by S. Florida Magazine, Business Volunteers for the Arts, and other organizations for his community involvement.