Importing into the United States is fraught with uncertainty and many costly pitfalls. Great Lakes Customs Law is a law firm for importers, with the experience a business needs to confidently import and to be a trusted advocate and confidential advisor when customs starts asking questions or issuing penalties.

Our experience is more valuable now than ever before as Customs and trade law in the United States is undergoing dramatic change.

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.

A more aggressive posture with China, a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, strained relationships and longstanding disputes with friendly European countries, and other changes mean nothing can be taken for granted.

Compliance, Penalty & Seizure Defense

Every new circumstance brings with it regulatory changes, changed enforcement priorities, new procedures, supply chain disruptions, increased issuance of penalties, liquidated damage (bond) claims, audits, seizures, requests for information, and notices of action from U.S. Customs & Border Protection.

These changed situations have increased tariffs for many businesses and raised awareness that no business can afford to ignore its customs and trade practices. If you are business facing these uncertainties you need an experienced customs and trade law firm as your advocate and advisor to avoid costly mistakes.

Customs Money Seizures

We can get your seized money back from Customs, whether it was confiscated at a port, land border, or somewhere in-between. We have done more than 500 money seizure cases and have obtained excellent results, with over $8.7 million recovered for our clients (and counting!).

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!

W.Yano

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

As a fellow attorney (but not in customs law), I found Jason to be professional, prompt, and a great communicator. He resolved our customs case with Detroit CBP very quickly, with very little on our end to do. I think it is very important to hire an attorney with relationships with the people at the governmental agencies you are dealing with (because relationships matter), and Jason has extensive experience on that front. An excellent job!

J. So

Highly recommended. Very satisfied with the service and reasonable fee. Jason is very responsive and knowledgeable in what he is doing. He always keep me in the progress and update. Great experience from Houston customer.

K. Thepchatri

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