Rebecca N. Schrote


Rebecca Schrote excels at solving business disputes. As a former award-winning journalist, Rebecca knows how to navigate challenging interpersonal situations, uncover critical information, and present a compelling story on behalf of her clients. She also keeps clients informed and involved throughout the process of resolving their legal conflicts. Whether through informal dispute resolution or formal litigation, clients trust Rebecca to advocate for them.

While Rebecca focuses her practice on business litigation, she also practices intellectual property transactions and litigation, financial services litigation, regulatory compliance, business formation, and energy litigation. Rebecca has represented clients across numerous industries, including banking, retail, manufacturing, energy, insurance, and construction. Her diverse legal experience gives her a valuable perspective on the best methods of solving problems for clients.

Representative Experience

  • Lead counsel for national banking institution defending against negligence, conversion, claims involving application of the Uniform Commercial Code, and other banking customer claims
  • Co-lead counsel for private educational institution protecting right to pledged trust funds in probate litigation
  • Co-lead counsel in federal court case pursuing federal and state trademark infringement and counterfeiting claims against unauthorized retailer
  • Negotiated settlement of lease dispute with holdout tenant in favor of client’s $70 million real estate development project
  • Achieved dismissal of breach of contract and negligence claims against international online retailer, national auction house, and local car dealership
  • Represented subcontractor regarding breach of contract and unjust enrichment claims against general contractor and owner of construction project
  • Drafted intellectual property licensing agreements and release agreements for trade organizations and retail businesses
  • Authored amicus brief to Supreme Court of Ohio on behalf of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce arguing in favor of renewable energy construction projects
  • Drafted operating agreements for both sole-owner and multi-member limited liability companies in Ohio

Licensed In

  • Ohio


  • J.D. The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
  • B.A. Marshall University


  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution
  • Ohio Public Interest Law Foundation


  • CALI Award: Legal Negotiation and Settlement, Trial Practice, The Business of Law
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Eminent Scholar
  • Society of Yeager Scholars
  • 2020 Judge Joseph H. Harter Memorial Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy

Speaking Engagements

  • “Taking Care of Business: Legal Basics of Ohio Business Structures and New LLC Laws,” Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce, September 2022


  • “Guide to Ohio’s New LLC Rules: The Ohio Revised Limited Liability Company Act Changes the Way We Do Business,” Columbus CEO Magazine, June 2022

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