I am the founder of a business law firm that handles matters involving International Business Transactions; Customs and International Trade; Export Controls, Economic Sanctions, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; International Arbitration and Litigation; Space; and Transportation/Logistics.
My Practice Areas
My practice involves representing clients before U.S. Customs in investigations, fines, penalties, forfeitures, Protests, and prior disclosures. I also advise clients on free trade agreement, classification, country of origin, marking, and related Customs issues.
I also represent and advise clients on export controls, including investigations, enforcement actions, and compliance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions, anti-boycott regulations, deemed exports, voluntary self-disclosures, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
When necessary, I also handle domestic and international commercial arbitration and litigation. I regularly represent foreign clients in matters pending in the United States involving claims such as breach of contract, breach of warranty, cargo liability, fraud, rejection of non-conforming goods, and non-payment.
When I am not handling international trade issues or representing clients in disuputes, I work with clients to grow their businesses globally through strategic alliances, negotiating and preparing commercial agent agreements, distributorship agreements, joint venture agreements, off- and on-shoring agreements, as well as forming branch and subsidiary locations.
I maintain offices in Buffalo, New York on the Canadian border less than 2 hours from Toronto, and in Cleveland, Ohio, an area where many global companies were born and continue to be based.