“I enjoy the challenge of tackling complex fact patterns and legal issues and distilling them down to an understandable and powerful argument.”
Adam M. Schachter is the Managing Partner of Gelber Schachter & Greenberg, P.A. and is one of its co-founders. Adam has a national litigation practice, representing clients in trial and appellate courts across the country on a wide range of legal matters. Combining litigation savvy with a deep understanding of business issues, Adam has the proven ability to assist his clients in both the courtroom and the boardroom.
Having been recognized repeatedly by his peers as one of Florida’s top lawyers and named one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 in South Florida, Adam has been lead counsel in a number of high-profile, high-stakes legal battles. Adam was the lead lawyer before the Florida Supreme Court on an important voting rights case, securing a precedent setting victory for his clients. Adam was also one of the lead trial lawyers in a lengthy jury trial for a securities class action in federal court, obtaining a judgment in favor of his clients in the Southern District of Florida and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He has tried and litigated similar business disputes in New York, Delaware, Massachusetts, and Florida, and represented clients in state and federal government investigations and administrative proceedings. Adam has also argued numerous appeals before the Florida state appellate courts and appeared before the Eleventh Circuit and Second Circuit Courts of Appeals. Adam also practices in the area of land use and real estate litigation, in which he has represented developers, landowners and several Florida municipalities in the courts and before government and regulatory agencies. In addition, Adam regularly assists clients in resolving disputes quietly and cost efficiently, having settled countless cases on favorable terms for his clients.
Adam received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and then attended Georgetown University Law Center. After spending his early years at a prominent law firm in New York representing clients in a wide variety of litigation matters, Adam moved to South Florida to serve as a law clerk to Judge Patricia Seitz in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Following his clerkship, Adam became a partner at one of Florida’s most respected law firms, where he represented companies, local governments and individuals in all manner of commercial disputes and complex litigations.
In addition to the practice of law, Adam also serves on the board of directors for Transition, Inc., which helps provide job training and placement services to ex-offenders. Adam also previously served as chairman of a Florida Bar Grievance Committee.
Born and raised in New York, Adam has made Miami his home for the past twelve years with his wife, three children, and two dogs.