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Bob Schrader has over twenty years legal experience specializing in international trade and transactions, maritime and shipping law, real estate, travel and tourism law, immigration, US Customs, US export control, off-shore corporations and trusts, contracts, employment, federal and state administrative law.  Bob also has 14 years experience as an international law professor and trainer, plus over 10 years experience as a small business owner in the hospitality/restaurant industry

While General Counsel and VP Legal and Regulatory Affairs of Scotia Prince Cruises Limited Bob was Chief Legal Officer responsible for all legal, lobbying and regulatory compliance for international cruise ferry operating between US - Canada and Florida - Mexico including, inter alia: government relations and compliance in all countries of operation related to Homeland Security, customs, maritime, marine terminal operations and development, HR/employment, confidentiality and immigration law; negotiation of complex US and Canadian contracts and commercial leases in the US and Canada; negotiating, mediating and arbitrating numerous state and international matters related to contract, real estate / leasing, employment, international law, maritime law, vessel charters, Jones Act, P&I coverage and trademark licensing and toxic mold..

As Vice President Government Affairs & General Counsel of Nationwide Labor Management, Bob was responsible for all legal functions of nationwide recruiter for non-union contractors. He handled labor, employment and immigration matters for construction industry clients. He also negotiated and lobbied with Department of Labor at cabinet level to remedy discrepancies between regional DOL processing of labor certifications and union commenting.

As Of Counsel to Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, PA, Bob was responsible for international trade and transactions, maritime,Customs, export control and immigration matters. Bob provided legal advice to Fortune 50 and 500 companies on export controls, customs, international trade, immigration and employment matters, including the negotiation of contracts related to international trade, import and distribution, employment and confidentiality agreements, private yacht crewing and operations.

As a Partner at Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, PA, Bob handled US corporate, international and domestic transactions, employment, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, Customs bonded facilities, foreign-trade zones, export controls, shipping and maritime.  He was also responsible for the firms real estate transactions, including title work through Attorney's Title.

Facilitation and training experience include:

°  "International Trade and Export Strategies," Florida Atlantic University/Small Business Development Center/SBA, Florida

°  Facilitator/Group Leader,  Leadership Miami

°  Instructor, Dale Carnegie Course, Effective Public Speaking and Human Relations

Bob is an active author and has published numerous articles on international transactions, negotiating international transactions, contracts, employment, corporate and immigration law published in the US and internationally.   He also served as Contributing Editor: Trade & Customs Update; Textile & Apparel Customs Reporter; and National Bonded Warehouse & Cargo Association Newsletter.  Click here for a list of published articles.
Bob has presented seminars and training related to negotiating contracts and international transactions, labor and employment, shipping, transportation and in-bond cargo, crew matters to professionals, business leaders and entrepreneurs in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Atlanta, Caracas, Bogotáˇ, Guayaquil, Monterrey, Toronto, Montreal, Frankfurt, Johannesburg & Istanbul.

Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL Juris Doctorate, cum laude.

Law Review, Senior Staff
Dean's List: 1984, 1985, 1986;
Goodwin Scholarship (Merit based);
American Jurisprudence Book Awards for Excellence: Contracts, Property, International Trade and US Law
Organizations: Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, Treasurer; Nova International Law Society; Jessup International Moot Court; Intensive Litigation Clinic

University of San Diego, Paris Institute on International and Comparative Law, Paris, France Diploma, Summer 1986,
Honors:  Dean's List, American Jurisprudence Book Award for Excellence: International Business Transactions

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, BA Microbiology/Chemistry,
Honors:  Dean's List, Faculty Scholar (CLEPed 30 Semester Hours)
Organizations: Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity

American Corporate Counsel Association
White Mountain Aquatic Foundation (Board member/Counsel)
Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce
Propeller Club - Portland
Mount Washington Valley Economic Council
American Culinary Federation
Greater Portland Chamber of Commerce
US Masters Swimming

Past Affiliations:
White Mountain Waldorf School Board, (Past President 2001-2002)
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Chair International Student Committee
Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Founding Member International Business Advisory Board
World Trade Center - Ft. Lauderdale, Founding Member Advisory Board
Leadership Miami - Graduate and Facilitator
Inner City Children's Dance Company-Director & Legal Counsel,
Business Volunteers for the Arts, (Board & Volunteer of the Year)
Camillus House-Advisory Board & Volunteer
South Florida Magazine's 1994 Up & Comers Award Recipient- Legal

Profiled in:
Martindale Hubble; GMCC's inaugural International Trade Directory as "expert" international law;
Marquis' Who's Who in America, 52nd Ed.; Who's Who in the World 15th & 16th Ed.; Who's Who in American Law 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th Ed.; Who's Who in Finance and Industry 29th & 30th Ed.; and Strathmore's Who's Who, 1998/1999/2000

Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice.

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