Neil S. Helfand

OF COUNSEL

Neil S. Helfand is Of Counsel to the firm and resident in its New York office. Prior to entering private practice, he served as an attorney with U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the Office of Regulations and Rulings in Washington, DC, and as an Information Specialist focused on illicit trade issues in the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress.

Mr. Helfand’s practice is concentrated in Customs and international trade law. He regularly counsels clients in connection with a variety of issues, including country of origin determination and marking requirements, tariff classification and valuation, supply chain security, free trade agreements, focused assessments, detentions, seizures, liquidated damages, and complex penalty investigations. Mr Helfand also has extensive experience setting up first sale and other duty savings initiatives and internal compliance programs.

Mr. Helfand has authored articles on customs and international trade matters for numerous business and trade publications.

EXPERIENCE

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
California Brokers and Forwarders Association of Northern California

COURT ADMISSIONS
US Court of International Trade (2007)

STATE BAR MEMBERSHIPS
New York (2004)

EDUCATION

American University Washington College of Law J.D. (2002)
American University School of International Service M.A. (2003)
Binghamton University (1997)


CONTACT

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

email: nhelfand@gdlsk.com

Tel: (212) 557-4000
Direct: (212) 973-7702
Fax: (212) 557-4415

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