Government Relations Public Policy Land Use Litigation
Procurement & Government Contracts
Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad law Center, Juris Doctor, 2004
University of Florida, M.E. Rinker School of Building Construction, Bachelor of Science, 2000
State Certified General Contractor, CGC# 1517189
Florida Bar, 2004
John Scherer is an Executive Partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office. Mr. Scherer’s government relations practice focuses on providing clients throughout South Florida with strategic counsel on procurement and government contract issues. Mr. Scherer focuses his litigation practice on construction and land use litigation.
As a Certified General Contractor with significant experience in construction, Mr. Scherer is able to serve the firm’s clients either as special counsel or as an expert witness on large complex commercial and residential construction cases.
In addition to his role at Conrad & Scherer, Mr. Scherer is the President and Owner of Gulf Building and Gulf Design Group. Mr. Scherer’s experience at Gulf affords his clients the benefit of his business acumen and his hands-on knowledge of construction, development and government contracts.
Broward County Enterprise Zone Board, Board Member, 2013 to present
City of Fort Lauderdale, Economic Advisory, Board Member, 2013 to present
Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Council, Board Member, 2013 to present
Florida Building Commission, Board Member, Governor Crist Appointee, 2009 to present
Construction Association of South Florida, 2006 to present
Board of Directors for Associated Builders and Contractors, Southeast FL Division, Director, 2006 to 2012
Associated Builders and Contractors, Florida Chapter, Member, 2006 to 2012
Unsafe Structures Board for the City of Fort Lauderdale, Board Member, 2006 to 2012
Listed as one of the “FACES of Fort Lauderdale” in High-Stakes Litigation by Fort Lauderdale Illustrated Magazine, 2021
Listed as one of the “FACES of Fort Lauderdale” in Complex Commercial Litigation by Fort Lauderdale Illustrated Magazine, 2020
Named “Top 40 Under 40” by South Florida Business Journal, 2014
Named “Top 40 Professionals Under 40 – Broward County Rising Stars” by Gold Coast Magazine, 2009