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I have 34 years of practice experience in the area of of U.S. customs law and international trade regulation, including three years of agency experience as an Assistant Regional Counsel of Customs with the U.S. Customs Service (now known as U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Practice areas


  1. Federal Regulation: 40%
  2. International Law: 40%
  3. Administrative Law: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Hodes, Keating & Pilon

134 North Lasalle Suite 1300
Chicago, IL, 60602


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197605/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHodes Keating & Pilon1998 - Present
PartnerHodes & Pilon1987 - 1998
Sole PractitionerLaw Offices of Michael G. Hodes1985 - 1987
AssociateCustoms Law firm1980 - 1985
Assistant Regional CounselU..S. Customs Service1977 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chicago Bar Association,Customs and International Trade Law CommitteeChairman1983 - Present
Chicago Bar Association,Customs and International Trade Law CommitteeVice-chairman1982 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Georgetown Journal of International LawClassifcation Determinations in the U.S. Court of International Trade Brought Under 28 USC 1581(a)2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawN/AN/A1976
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignN/AN/A1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Transfer Pricing ConferenceThe Intersection of IRS Transfer Pricing and Customs Valuation2015
EXPORTING & IMPORTING: Procedures, Documentation & Laws ConferenceExport Documentation Law and Procedure2010
American Bar Association, International Law Section-Spring MeetingHandling Compliance Audits2010
Navigating Trade AgreementsThe Generalized System of Preferences2008
Import Trade ComplianceAn Overview of the Import Entry Process2007