Unlike larger, general practice law firms, Middleton & Shrull, LLC is a law firm exclusively devoted to the practice of International Trade Law. Our attorneys include former U.S. Customs officials and licensed customs brokers with extensive experience educating and advising companies of all sizes on the regulatory intricacies of cross-border trade. In addition to preparing clients to engage in trade and helping them reduce associated regulatory risks, duties and indirect taxes, we assist clients in managing and mitigating penalties and other consequences of compliance failures. We also regularly intercede on behalf of clients with the various agencies that regulate the import and export of goods in the United States, including, but not limited to, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Bureau of the Census.
Founded in the greater Boston area in 1990, we have developed a practice and client base that extends far beyond our New England roots. In the 25 years since our founding, we have represented hundreds of clients from a broad spectrum of the international trade community, headquartered both in and outside of the U.S. and ranging from Fortune 500 multinational corporations to regional small and medium enterprises.
While many of our clients retain larger law firms and consulting firms to handle other aspects of their businesses, these clients turn to Middleton & Shrull, LLC for all issues arising out of their international trade activity. Not only are we committed exclusively to this area, but our size and focus allow us to offer our clients sophisticated, succinct and commercially pragmatic counsel at rates that larger firms and consulting practices simply cannot afford.