FP+F: Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures
While we know you aren’t looking to get in trouble with US Customs and Border Protection, the reality is that many of us wouldn’t know what to do in the case of a fine, penalty, or forfeiture. Featuring top experts on the subject, this seminar will cover:
– Administrative Petition Process
– Air, Ocean, and Forwarder Violations
– Bonded Warehouse and Transportation Violations
– Export Violations
– Judicial Forfeiture Process
– Liquidated Damage Claims and Import Violations
– Mitigation Guidelines
– Prior Disclosures
– Peter Quinter, Esq., Chair, US Customs and Trade Law Group, GrayRobinson, P.A.
– Chief Nelly Foreiter – Seizures, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol
– Chief Lorena Silva – Penalties, Liquidated Damages and Prior Disclosures, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol
– Angel “Omar” Catala, Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer, Compliance Branch, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
**This event will be in a hybrid format, meaning you can register for in-person attendance or virtual attendance!
Peter QuinterChair, US Customs and Trade Law Group
Shareholder and U.S. Customs and International Trade Law Group Chair Peter Quinter practices in the Miami, Boca Raton, and Fort Lauderdale law firm offices of GrayRobinson. Peter principally represents individuals and companies involved in international trade and transportation, including litigation in the federal courts located in Florida and the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York. Florida Bar Board Certified in international law, Peter was appointed by The Florida Bar to the International Law Certification Committee.
Peter has received recognition for his experience and leadership by several reputable sources. Peter is recognized by Florida Trend in its “Florida 500: Florida’s Most Influential Business Leaders” as well as among its “Legal Elite” in the area of international law. Peter has been ranked both globally and nationwide in Chambers USA for International Trade: Customs. The U.S. Secretary of Commerce appointed Peter to the Florida District Export Council because of his knowledge of and experience in international trade. Florida Super Lawyers magazine included him in the top 5 percent in Florida, and he was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of FDA law.
Peter served as legal counsel at the Southeast Regional Headquarters of the U.S. Customs Service (now known as U.S. Customs and Border Protection) in Miami, Florida. Responsibilities included providing legal advice and representation to management of customs on all matters involving the administration and enforcement of the customs and international trade laws. He provided legal advice on virtually all U.S. Customs activities undertaken by its enforcement, commercial operations, fines, penalties and forfeitures, and regulatory audit personnel. Peter assisted the U.S. Department of Justice in civil and criminal prosecutions on various customs violations, including commercial fraud, trade embargoes, and export controls.
Peter proudly serves on the FCBF Board of Directors.