Expert and Ethical Legal
The dramatic increase
in international trade over the past 20 years since the rise of
Globalization and the fall of the so called "Eastern Bloc," coupled
with the scourge of terrorism and the events leading up to and beyond
September 11, 2001, has created a myriad of domestic and international
laws which now govern trade and cross-border transactions.
These laws are mandatory and
applicable to all importers, exporters and related entrepreneurs;
and failure to obey them can result in Customs authorities rejecting
or holding goods at the border; large monetary fines and penalties
being levied and in certain circumstances civil and criminal prosecutions
being instituted. Ignorance of these laws is no excuse in defense.
The attorneys and counsel of
the Whittier Law Firm (WLF) have over 30 years experience in the
development, execution, mitigation of and defense against international
trade laws which threaten the good business practices of its clients.
With its worldwide network of
affiliated attorneys, the WLF challenges the uncertainty of application
and enforcement of these laws, in order to reduce or eliminate the
adverse consequences that beach of these laws can cause.
From pre-emptive measures such
as pre-shipment Customs rulings, to petitions of mitigation of fines
and penalties, to litigation in the courts, the WLF can give the
international trade client the expert guidance required to ensure
the smooth flow of goods, services and related business across international
the Whittier Law Firm today via the inquiry box at right, or e-mail
or phone, to have the WLF review your international trade issues
and advise you on the best possible legal course of action.
of the law, which everybody is supposed to know, does not constitute
Legal Maxim - "Ignorantia juris quod quisque scire tenetur
"The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty
of the law." Jeremy Bentham - English jurist, philosopher,
legal and social reformer.