Beat CBP Penalties and Get Back Seized Cash

We are trusted by clients across the world just like you. Our customs law firm successfully helps importers beat penalties, get back seized property, and comply with customs and trade laws.

We also fight to get seized cash back from customs. We have negotiated the return of millions of dollars in cash seized by U.S. Customs from travelers for not reporting it, smuggling it, and structuring it.

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Product & Cash Seizure

Read our Legal Roadmap of a Customs Money Seizure to plan your next steps after a customs cash seizure.

Import Compliance

Faced with penalties for supposed import violations, in need of legal opinion and assistance?

Penalty Defense & Mitigation

Get the help you need after an alleged violation of U.S. Customs & Border Protection laws.

Great Lakes Customs Law


Customs Lawyer Firm

The Law Firm for Importers
Compliance, Penalty & Seizure Defense

We are a Customs and International Trade customs law firm with offices in Detroit, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois, with convenient access the ports of Cleveland and Buffalo. We represent clients at other ports nationwide before U.S. Customs & Border Protection, the U.S. Court of International Trade and the Federal District Courts.

Our customs lawyer firm helps importers, exporters, brokers and entrepreneurs comply with customs law, trade laws and regulations in every set of circumstances within our areas of practice. We also assist individuals to get seized currency returned. At Great Lakes Customs Law, we bring exceptional experience in our practice to provide excellent services to our clients, whether faced with severe penalties for supposed import violations or in  need of a legal opinion and assistance to find a lower duty rate, proper classification, proper marking, labeling, valuation, or otherwise ensure compliance with the customs laws.

Customer Testimonials

Jason and his firm was the most responsive Attorney I’ve dealt with , very friendly and very thorough in explaining things . I highly recommend.

S. Ismani

Jason was honest from the very beginning and explained the whole process clearly and professionally. He was always prompt in answering calls or emails. We are happy with the results and glad we used his services. He offers a great service. Thank you!


Great Lakes Customs Law was very professional and supportive in my case, they managed to get back my money and I always received prompt attention, Thanks to Mr. Jason

W. Youssef

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