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Mr. Obert concentrates his practice on Customs and International Trade Law.  Mr. Obert has represented and counseled numerous American, foreign and multinational importers, exporters, manufacturers, customs brokers and freight forwarders involved in the movement of goods and delivery of services throughout the world.  


Mr. Obert has extensive experience in conducting both product and transaction reviews, obtaining binding ruling letters, contesting increased duty assessments, responding to government audits and investigations and defending clients involved in liquidated damages, penalty, seizure and forfeiture proceedings brought by U.S. Customs & Border Protection.


Mr. Obert also advises clients with respect to applicable regulatory requirements enforced by other federal agencies (i.e., Food & Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, etc.), representing importers in related enforcement actions taken by said agencies.


Mr. Obert further advises and represents domestic industries and importers with respect to the effects of various trade remedies (i.e., antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings) on their products.


In addition, Mr. Obert assists the export community with regard to export controls, sanctions, embargoes and anti-terrorism restrictions, reviewing proposed transactions to insure compliance with applicable law and regulations, obtaining necessary export licenses and addressing enforcement issues brought by the Bureau of Industry & Security, Department of Defense and Office of Foreign Assets Control.


Languages spoken: French, German

Practice areas


  1. Federal Regulation: 80%
  2. Contracts: 20%

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The Obert Law Firm, P.C.

5 Penn Plaza, Suite 1953
New York, NY, 10001


DCActive 200007/10/2016
NYCurrently registered 199903/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawFollick & Obert, P.C.2006 - 2010
Attorney at LawFollick & Bessich, P.C.1999 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Customs and International Trade Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Practising Law InstituteU.S. Customs Treatment of Gray Market Imports - In Black and White2012
CLL Customs Alert“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The Benefits of Securing a U.S. Customs Binding Ruling2010
CLL Customs Alert"What You Are Letting Your Competitors Know About Your Business Practices—and What You Can Learn About Theirs"2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Trademark Law Annual Review 2012U.S. Customs Treatment of Gray Market Imports - In Black and White2012
CLL Restaurant, Food & Hospitality Industry Seminar entitled Eating, Sleeping & TweetingBringing Imported Food Products to Market2010