Lenny P. Feldman

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Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

Areas of Practice

Admitted to practice

  • Court of International Trade
  • Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

State Bar Memberships

Education

University of Florida
J.D., 1991

Emory University
B.A., Economics, Anthropology and Spanish, 1988

Honors & Awards

  • Legal/law honoree, 2011 “Salute to Miami’s Leaders” by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
  • Best of Miami in International Business 2009 by Miami Today
  • Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association’s 2008 Person of the Year
  • American Apparel and & Footwear Association
  • Florida World Trade Month – Governor & Lieutenant Governor’s Trade Barriers Forum
  • Florida District Export Council
  • World Trade Center Miami – Air & Sea Cargo, Food and Beverage Show
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
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LENNY FELDMAN is the Managing Member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.’s Miami office and a member of the firm's Operating Committee. He currently serves as one of 20 members of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee providing strategic recommendations directly to CBP and the departments of Homeland Security and the Treasury on issues such as e-commerce policy, trade partnership programs, enforcement and facilitation mechanisms, and regulatory reform.  

Mr. Feldman innovatively and resourcefully resolves complex issues pertaining to import classification compliance and tariff engineering; valuation requirements and first sale duty savings; seizure and penalty prior disclosures and mitigation petitions; antidumping and countervailing duty administration and enforcement; trade preference qualification for NAFTA, CAFTA-DR, and other programs; intellectual property pre-compliance and forfeiture defense; importer/broker compliance reviews and cost savings analysis; export control reviews and enforcement strategies; and CTPAT/border security certification, validation, and suspension/revocation support. 

Mr. Feldman assists clients with import compliance and enforcement before CBP, DHS, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; export compliance and enforcement before the Census Bureau, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, and the Transportation Security Administration; and product safety and admissibility before the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. He is renowned as a leader in educating business officials and elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels concerning international trade and business reform. He served as chairman of the board of the World Trade Center of Miami and is currently legal counsel to the Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association as well as committee chair of the Miami-Dade County International Trade Consortium, among other positions. 

Prior to joining ST&R, Mr. Feldman was a senior attorney with the U.S. Customs Service (now CBP) in Washington, D.C., from 1991 to 2000. While serving in the Penalties, Value, and General Classification branches at CBP headquarters, he issued several hundred national guidelines, directives, and administrative rulings. He was a negotiator of NAFTA and also consulted with foreign customs and trade officials throughout South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The vice president of the United States, the World Customs Organization, and numerous countries recognized him for these efforts. 

After leaving Customs, Mr. Feldman served as the chief compliance officer and vice president, international, for a trade and logistics software development company developing end-to-end e-commerce solutions, where he was responsible for content and automation pertaining to the trade laws of more than 100 countries.

Lectures and Forums

National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America

Florida, Laredo, Atlanta and Savannah broker and forwarder associations

International Compliance Professionals Association

American Apparel and & Footwear Association

Florida World Trade Month – Governor & Lieutenant Governor’s Trade Barriers Forum

Florida District Export Council

World Trade Center Miami – Air & Sea Cargo, Food and Beverage Show

Miami Beach International Fashion Week

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

Professional Associations

World Trade Center Miami

- Chairman of the Board

Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders

- legal counsel

International Council of Fashion Designers

- board of directors

South Florida District Export Council

- board of directors

Miami-Dade Office of Economic Development and International Trade

- board of directors

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

- board of directors

Customs & International Headlines