Michael V. Cerny
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.
Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services, Inc.
Areas of Practice
- Anti-Corruption Compliance & Investigations
- Border Security Program: C-TPAT
- Customs & Other Agencies
- Customs Communications, Investigations & Regulatory Audits
- Duty Drawback
- First Sale
- Foreign Trade Zones & Other Duty Deferral Programs
- Free Trade Agreements & Other Preference Programs
- Hazardous Materials Compliance & Defense
- Import Compliance
- Product Safety
- Rules of Origin Determinations & Country of Origin Marking
- American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
- Customs and International Trade Bar Association
State Bar Memberships
- New York
Albany Law School of Union University,
State University of New York at Albany,
MICHAEL V. CERNY is a member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., and vice president with the Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services drawback group. He is an experienced attorney in all aspects of customs and related federal agency compliance.
Prior to joining ST&R and STTAS Mr. Cerny practiced international trade and customs law for more than 25 years, including nearly 20 years with Cerny Associates, P.C., a firm specializing in customs compliance for numerous Fortune 500 clients. He also co-founded drawback services provider Global Customs & Trade Specialists Inc.
Mr. Cerny is a trade ambassador for the Trade Support Network and chairs the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America and TSN drawback committees. He is on the board of the American Association of Exporters and Importers as well as the co-chair of their Drawback and Duty Deferral Committee. He is a frequent contributing author to IOMA's “Report of Managing Imports and Exports” on topics such as the Automated Export System and drawback. He is also a frequent lecturer on issues such as focused assessments, the Automated Commercial Environment, duty savings opportunities and programs, the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, and drawback for the NCBFAA, the Customs Lawyers Association, the American Association of Exporters and Importers, and trade and business/industry associations in numerous states.
Mr. Cerny holds a J.D. from the Albany Law School of Union University and a B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the Customs and International Trade Bar Association.
Trade Support Network
Chair, Drawback Committee
National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America
Chair, Drawback Committee
American Association of Exporters and Importers
Co-chair, Drawback and Duty Deferral Committee