Customs Attorney Charles Crowley
CHARLES CROWLEY is a Managing Partner, Operating Committee with Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the New York office. As a nationally-recognized authority on international trade and business law, Mr. Crowley has substantial experience leading and directing global trade and customs practices.
He concentrates his practice on assisting multinational corporations with a wide variety of customs and international trade activities, including international supply chain security and management, intellectual property rights, import/export process management, antidumping and countervailing duty matters, unfair trade actions and anti-corruption compliance.
In addition, Mr. Crowley provides counsel to clients on customs issues such as first sale and other valuation matters, duty refunds and tax/tariff reductions, foreign-trade zones and customs audits. He also advises clients on penalty matters and brings considerable insight to these issues as a former attorney with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Regulations and Rulings and as a licensed U.S. Customs Broker in good standing since 1999.
Mr. Crowley currently devotes a significant amount of time working in Asia for various clients importing and exporting to the U.S. He is a leader on the firm’s initiative to address forced labor concerns via supply chain reviews, due diligence strategies, and proactive remediation.
Among his clients are companies who import and export products such as food, textiles and apparel, electronics, high-technology equipment, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, automotive products, heavy equipment, steel, machinery, footwear and eyewear. In the textile and apparel industry, Mr. Crowley advises several large, well-known manufacturers and retailers.
Prior to joining Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, Mr. Crowley was a senior partner with two of the Big Four accounting firms for a combined tenure of 15 years. This experience enables Mr. Crowley to provide clients with comprehensive advice associated with the various aspects of imports and exports, including tax, finance, logistics and global risk management.
Mr. Crowley is admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Tax Court. He is a member of the bar in New York, Massachusetts (inactive) and Washington, D.C. (inactive). He belongs to the Customs and International Trade Bar Association and the National Council of International Trade in Business, is a member of the board of the American Association of Exporters and Importers, and is a former president of the Customs Lawyers Association. His publications include the Import Handbook (1997; co-editor) and a bi-monthly column in the TradeWatch Customs and International Trade Global Newsletter, and he is a member of the editorial board for the International Tax Newsletter.