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Peter Quinter is the Chair of the Customs and International Trade Law Group at GrayRobinson, P.A..   He is Board Certified as an expert in International Law by the Florida Bar. His expertise includes  providing advice and representation to persons and companies involved in the international supply chain,  such as  importers, exporters, customs brokers, and freight forwarders.  He strategically counsels companies to prevent or resolve difficulties with United States Government law enforcement and regulatory agencies, especially the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 


A former U.S. Customs attorney with 15+ years in private practice,  he has experience helping importers and exporters get seized merchandise released by U.S. Customs, reducing penalties issued by U.S. Customs' Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures Office, providing export compliance advice to companies which may include submitting disclosures to or negotiating settlements for export violations with the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and litigating customs broker licensing or tariff classification cases in the United States Court of International Trade.   [Peter Quinter's full bio]


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. International Law: 30%
    26 years
  2. Transportation: 25%
    26 years
  3. Administrative Law: 20%
    26 years
  4. Litigation: 15%
    26 years
  5. Admiralty & Maritime: 10%
    26 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Bradley Joseph Gross

    I worked with Peter frequently over the course of 11 years at Becker & Poliakoff. Peter is a one-of-a-kind, insightful and outstanding Customs & Trade lawyer. Some of the largest companies in the country consider Peter to be their Customs & Trade legal expert, and for good reason. If you're lucky enough to have Peter represent you, then you can rest easy knowing you've got one of the best Customs & Trade lawyers in the country on your side. I recommend him wholeheartedly.


    Bradley Gross Intellectual Property Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

GrayRobinson, P.A.

1221 Brickell Avenue
Suite 1600
Miami, FL, 33131


FLMember in Good Standing198909/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Florida Super LawyerLaw & Politics magazine2009
AppreciationASIS International2008
Florida Super LawyerLaw & Politics magazine2008
RecognitionFlorida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association2007
Florida Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Legal Elite, International LawFlorida Trend Magazine2006
Recognized for FDA LawBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner in Charge, Customs and International Trade Law GroupGrayRobinson, P.A.2012 - Present
Partner in Charge, Customs and International Trade DepartmentBecker & Poliakoff, PA1994 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Broward Alliance, International CommitteeChair2007 - Present
American Bar Association, Customs Law CommitteeCo-chair2000 - Present
Florida Bar, Customs CommitteeChair2000 - Present
Florida Bar, International Law SectionExecutive Council1996 - Present
Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, Inc.Board of DirectorsN/A
Customs and International Trade Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Global Trends and CustomsWhen U.S. Customs Asks... Be Prepared To Answer1999
Corporate Legal TimesCustoms Can Be a Valuable Ally Against Counterfeiting1999
American University Law ReviewEnforcement Methods and Priorities of the United States Customs Service1998
Global Trends & CustomsEditorN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Cornell UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Frankfurt Chamber of CommerceU.S. Export Controls and Economic Sanctions2006
Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders AssociationCustoms’ Seizures and Penalty Actions2005
Enforcement of IP Rights at the Border ConferenceSpecial Issues for International Litigation2005
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationCross Border Enforcement of Trademarks by U.S. Customs2005
Advance Electronic Presentation of Cargo Information and C-TPATAdvance Electronic Presentation of Cargo Information and C-TPAT2004
Escuela de Comercio Exterior de AGEXPRONTThe Bioterrorism Act and FDA Compliance2003
International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual ConferenceFAA Civil Penalties for HAZMAT2001
Preparing for Civil and Criminal Investigations by CustomsPreparing for Civil and Criminal Investigations by Customs2000
Customs Recordkeeping Requirements and Prior DisclosuresCustoms Recordkeeping Requirements and Prior Disclosures1998
Transnational LitigationTransnational Litigation1997
Mexico-Florida Business Matchmaking ConferenceNAFTA1994