I am the customs lawyer/attorney who founded Great Lakes Customs Law in 2009. The customs law firm helps importers, businesses, and brokers comply with the laws enforced by U.S. Customs & Border Protection (sometimes called CBP or Customs). If the CBP took money from you, contact us today!
Customs Money Seizures
We fight to get seized currency returned for people who have experienced a customs seizure. Having your money taken by CBP is potentially a very serious crime and could result in the permanent loss of your money. So if customs took money when traveling with more than $10,000, schedule a free currency seizure consultation with a customs attorney.
Defense against Customs Penalties & Customs Seizures
Our customs lawyer also has a range of other practice areas, including defense against customs penalties and assets seized by customs, and prior disclosures. We defend against Customs penalties for commercial violations under 19 USC 1592.
Hourly ($250/hour), contingent (10-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (20 minutes)
Cash, Check, Credit card
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I strongly endorse Mr. Wapiennik. It has been my pleasure to have Mr. Wapiennik as my go-to resource for customs and international trade law. Mr. Wapiennik's knowledge of this niche and complex area of law is thorough and up-to-date.
Justin Stovall Appeals Attorney
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2016||04/18/2016|
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2009||05/14/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarship||Koscuiszko Foundation||2006|
|Owner||Great Lakes Customs Law||2009 - Present|
|N/A||Edmund Maciorwoski, PC||2007 - 2009|
|United States v. Ramos||Settled|
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|Ave Maria School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|Loyola University Chicago||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|