RUSSELL SEMMEL is a Member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the Miami office. His practice is focused on customs and international trade law, regulation, and policy.

Mr. Semmel is an active litigator on trade-related subject matter before U.S. federal courts. He also represents clients in administrative proceedings such as audits, protests, petitions, post-summary corrections, seizures and forfeitures, prior disclosures, and penalty actions.

Further, Mr. Semmel counsels domestic and foreign clients on import and other trade matters, including tariff classification, value, and origin; entry and admissibility; quotas; marking; free trade agreements and trade preference programs; drawback, foreign-trade zones, bonding, and other duty deferral programs; antidumping and countervailing duty orders; special tariff measures; forced labor; intellectual property rights enforcement; and economic sanctions. He also helps companies develop import compliance programs and reviews supply chains, conducts internal audits, and performs due diligence for corporate transactions.

Prior to joining ST&R Mr. Semmel handled trade and customs issues and litigation for more than a decade for several well-respected firms. He is a member of the bar in New York and the District of Columbia and has been admitted to practice before the Court of International Trade, the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is also an active member of the Customs and International Trade Bar Association.

Mr. Semmel holds a J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University and a B.A. in political science from the University of Florida.

Mr. Semmel is not admitted to practice in Florida.

Admitted to Practice

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Southern & Eastern Districts of New York

U.S. Court of International Trade


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, J.D.

University of Florida, B.A.

Honors & Awards

Super Lawyers Rising Star NY Metro Area, 2015 - 2024

State Bar Memberships

New York

District of Columbia


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