Alan R. Klestadt

PARTNER

Alan R. Klestadt is a partner in the New York office. He assists his clients in structuring their transactions in order to minimize customs duties, ensure regulatory compliance and eliminate customs penalty exposure. He has extensive experience in managing compliance reviews and developing strategies to maximize import opportunities. He is experienced in handling complex investigations, audits and penalty matters. He also provides guidance on regulatory and legislative proposals that impact his clients' businesses.

The focus of Mr. Klestadt's practice is the development of strategic solutions to maximize the customs and tax opportunities attendant to his clients' international transactions. He travels frequently to meet with clients and the parties they do business with in order to facilitate the resolution of his clients' interests. 

Mr. Klestadt is a licensed customs broker and lectures extensively on issues relating to customs valuation, import strategy and regulatory compliance. He also serves as Customs Counsel to the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America.

EXPERIENCE

AUTHOR
"Using a Power of Attorney," 3rd Edition (2009)

INSTRUCTOR
New York University: Customhouse Brokerage for License Applicants; Minimizing Customs Duties
Customs Law Survey: "Making The Law Work For Your"

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Customs Counsel
International Compliance Professionals Association

BAR ASSOCIATIONS
New York Bar Association
American Bar Association
Customs and International Trade Bar Association

COURT ADMISSIONS
US Court of International Trade (1988)
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1989)

STATE BAR MEMBERSHIPS
New York (1984)

EDUCATION

Hofstra University J.D. (1983)
New York University B.S. (1980)


CONTACT

New York
599 Lexington Avenue FL 36
New York, NY 10022–7648

email: aklestadt@gdlsk.com

Tel: (212) 557-4000
Direct: (212) 973-7722
Fax: (212) 557-4415

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