Import Disputes and Enforcement

Whether it is receiving a notice of detention, seizure, or forfeiture from the U.S. government, or having special agents from the Department of Homeland Security show up at your door, dispute and enforcement scenarios can be some of the most stressful, chaotic moments for your company. When you have disputes, investigations, or enforcement measures involving your import operations, let the professionals of Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph take control of the situation for you.

Our international law and customs and trade dispute professionals, together with our regulatory attorneys and experienced litigators can handle any matter involving the detention, seizure, or forfeiture of imported merchandise. Whether the agency involved are federal offices such as

  • S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  • S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
  • Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • S. Marshall Service (USMS)

 
or any state or local authority, Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph’s attorneys have successfully represented clients in all manner of administrative, civil, and criminal matters. From filing initial petitions for relief, negotiating offers-in-compromise, protesting matters, and trying cases before federal or state courts, our clients know that we have the experience to handle their dispute and enforcement matters from beginning to end.

We have also assisted clients with voluntary disclosure and prior disclosure filings to avoid enforcement measures altogether. In addition, our attorneys have experience in special programs for small businesses that can certain penalty actions go away before they even begin.