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Bob S.

Bob S.

Attorney at Law

Portland
Oregon
Licensed in
FL
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center

"Provided fast accurate help with our letter of intent. Thank you Bob!"

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About
Bob is a consultant to startups and entrepreneurs focusing on international and online businesses. He is a responsive and experienced attorney and business owner and use my legal expertise, business experience, strategic planning and creative problem solving to ensure the success of your business from planning and startup through growth, continued operations and exit. He served as General Counsel of two private multinationals and represented clients ranging from individual investors to multinationals. His international experience goes beyond typical transactions and includes Customs, export control and Federal regulatory compliance and… read more licensing.
32
Years
experience

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4.9
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out of 5 reviews
Clear Communication
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"Provided fast accurate help with our letter of intent. Thank you Bob!"

Draft Letter of Intent
Posted on Mar 2, 2018
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"Excelent ! He went beyond the call of duty and suggested numerous alternative to my case."

Review Narrative for Canadian lawsuit
Posted on Mar 1, 2018
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"Very competent and professional."

Assist with Employee Termination
Posted on Feb 27, 2018
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""I worked with Bob when he was VP and General Counsel for Scotia Prince Cruises. My company GMD Solutions was the Washington Office for Scotia Prince Cruises and marketed the ship's capabilities for military charters. For example, we chartered the ship to the Military Sealift Command on two occasions, including several months for Hurricane Katrina relief. Bob was an exceptional General Counsel, working on difficult legal and employee issues during the ship's operations in Maine and Canada, as well as the charters to the US Dept of Defense. He would be an asset to any company!" - Ronald Carlberg, President, GMD Solutions, Inc. - Washington DC"

General Counsel - responsible for all legal issues of cruise line
Non-UpCounsel Client
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""When I was President of an early stage nutritional beverage company, we hired Bob to research various regulatory matters that directly impacted our ability to manufacture and distribute our products. Not only did Bob understand the regulatory issues but also initiated ideas for streamlining our distribution and operations. He is a business person's best friend in both the strategic planning and legal advice requisite to growing a business. Timing is everything when launching a product and Bob had the responsiveness and acumen to help our company achieve its goals. His personality is easy to work with and his intellect of great value. I would recommend Bob as the right hand of the CEO/COO." - Diana Hoffman, Esq., Reno, NV"

Regulatory review and strategic planning
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Private Practice

Attorney / Owner

Jun 2007 - Present

Former General Counsel of private multinationals and outsourced GC to startups. 30+ years’ experience in international transactions, import/export, operations,contracts, negotiation, internet, IP, regulatory and immigration law. I help clients avoid and solve legal and business problems. Advise entrepreneurs, startups, and internet-based companies from concept through successful operations.

Jun 2007 - Present

Creo Mundi / Kees Protein

Outsourced General Counsel

Jan 2013 - Dec 2014

Advised founder and CEO on FDA compliance and labeling for new protein beverage products. Recommended alternative ingredient based on research which was ultimately adopted in a new formulation and initiated discussions with local vendors for distribution of the product.

Jan 2013 - Dec 2014

Scotia Prince Cruises Limited

VP Legal & Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel

Nov 2002 - Jun 2007

Managed overall legal function. Key member of executive team & adviser to Chairman and President for real estate, labor, litigation, operations, lodging and tour operator partnerships, intellectual property rights, US and Canadian online privacy and marketing compliance, negotiate and draft all contracts, risk management, lobbying and international compliance in heavily regulated industry.

Nov 2002 - Jun 2007

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center

Adjunct Professor International Law

Sep 1995 - May 2007

Proposed, created and taught first full semester course on Regulation of International Business Transactions, US Customs and Export Control Law. Taught courses on International Business Transactions, Regulation of International Trade, and Transnational Business Practices in International Law Clinic and developed curriculum, assessments and authored course materials.

Sep 1995 - May 2007

Nationwide Labor Management

General Counsel & VP Government Affairs

Jan 2001 - Nov 2002

First General Counsel for recruiter for construction industry with offices in US and Canada. Responsible for all legal and government relations in US and Canada. Trained and managed US and Canadian attorneys handling immigration, labor and employment matters for construction industry clients. Successful lobbied Department of Labor to remedy discrepancies in processing between Regional Offices.

Jan 2001 - Nov 2002

Ruden, McClosky, now Greenspoon Marder

Of Counsel / Co-Chair International Group

Apr 1995 - May 1999

Practice focused on advising start-ups, foreign investors and multinationals and Fortune 500 on establishing US operations, contracts, international transactions, US Customs, ITAR/OFAC/export controls and licensing, maritime, compliance and federal regulatory matters. Frequent worldwide presenter on trade to investors & executives. Creator, author/editor of firm’s International Law Advisory.

Apr 1995 - May 1999

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, PA

Partner

Dec 1986 - Apr 1995

Partner responsible for all immigration, Federal Maritime Commission, shipping, corporate work for the firm. Extensive experience with US Customs issues, Foreign Trade Zones, in-bond shipments, warehousing and distribution, ITAR/OFAC and export control licensing and issues, commodities transactions, international distribution & licensing.

Dec 1986 - Apr 1995

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