Bruce R. Schrader II

Shareholder, Firm General Counsel
Akron
222 South Main Street
Suite 400
Akron, OH 44308
P 330.849.6604
F 330.376.4577
P 330.849.6604 | F 330.376.4577

Overview

Mr. Schrader focuses his practice in the areas of commercial lending, work-outs, commercial litigation, business reorganization matters, and bankruptcy/creditor’s rights matters. He has extensive experience in bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings, and state court litigation and collection matters. His clients include financial institutions, creditors, and trustees.

Experience
  • Represents financial institutions in and out of court on collection, recovery, restructuring of obligations and commercial foreclosures
  • Represented a Chapter 7 trustee in the recovery of assets where the individual debtor operated an investment program deemed a “‘Ponzi scheme”
  • Represents Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustees in the administration of bankruptcy estates
  • Represents court appointed receivers in the administration of the receivership estate
Services

Industries

Education

  1. University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D.
  2. The University of Akron, B.A., Political Science
    • cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  3. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Clerkships
  1. Law Clerk to The Honorable James H. Williams, Chief Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio

Recognitions

  • Named Akron, OH "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America© for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2016, 2018, 2021)
  • Named Akron, OH "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America© for Bankruptcy Litigation (2014, 2017, 2020)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2012-2020)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2010-2021); Litigation - Bankruptcy (2014- 2021)
  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Stark County Bar Association

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Possible Leniency for Commercial Tenants and Real Estate Borrowers in Ohio (Apr 2, 2020)
    Supreme Court of Ohio Tolls Litigation Deadlines and Timelines (Mar 29, 2020)
    New Ohio Law Tolls Statutes of Limitations and Deadlines in Civil Lawsuits Due to COVID-19 (Mar 27, 2020)
    Coronavirus Business Interruption (Mar 13, 2020)
    U.S. Supreme Court Says No to Lien Stripping in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy (Jun 9, 2015)
  2. Firm News
    Seventy Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© List; Ten Named “Lawyer of the Year” (Aug 20, 2020)
    Roetzel Transitioning to Virtual Work Environment (Mar 16, 2020)
    23 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers®; 11 Named Rising Stars® (Nov 27, 2019)
    66 Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2020 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 15, 2019)
    10 Roetzel Attorneys Named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® (Aug 15, 2019)

Overview

Mr. Schrader focuses his practice in the areas of commercial lending, work-outs, commercial litigation, business reorganization matters, and bankruptcy/creditor’s rights matters. He has extensive experience in bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings, and state court litigation and collection matters. His clients include financial institutions, creditors, and trustees.

Experience
  • Represents financial institutions in and out of court on collection, recovery, restructuring of obligations and commercial foreclosures
  • Represented a Chapter 7 trustee in the recovery of assets where the individual debtor operated an investment program deemed a “‘Ponzi scheme”
  • Represents Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustees in the administration of bankruptcy estates
  • Represents court appointed receivers in the administration of the receivership estate

Education

  1. University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D.
  2. The University of Akron, B.A., Political Science
    • cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  3. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Clerkships
  1. Law Clerk to The Honorable James H. Williams, Chief Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio

Recognitions

  • Named Akron, OH "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America© for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2016, 2018, 2021)
  • Named Akron, OH "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America© for Bankruptcy Litigation (2014, 2017, 2020)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2012-2020)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2010-2021); Litigation - Bankruptcy (2014- 2021)
  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Stark County Bar Association

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Possible Leniency for Commercial Tenants and Real Estate Borrowers in Ohio (Apr 2, 2020)
    Supreme Court of Ohio Tolls Litigation Deadlines and Timelines (Mar 29, 2020)
    New Ohio Law Tolls Statutes of Limitations and Deadlines in Civil Lawsuits Due to COVID-19 (Mar 27, 2020)
    Coronavirus Business Interruption (Mar 13, 2020)
    U.S. Supreme Court Says No to Lien Stripping in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy (Jun 9, 2015)
  2. Firm News
    Seventy Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© List; Ten Named “Lawyer of the Year” (Aug 20, 2020)
    Roetzel Transitioning to Virtual Work Environment (Mar 16, 2020)
    23 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers®; 11 Named Rising Stars® (Nov 27, 2019)
    66 Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2020 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 15, 2019)
    10 Roetzel Attorneys Named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® (Aug 15, 2019)