About The Webinar

As the Trump administration sharpens its focus on commercial enforcement against importers and other individuals who have violated customs laws, section 1592 penalties are on the rise. Knowing your full legal rights and devising a smart strategy to address such claims can substantially impact the outcome of these proceedings. This webinar will examine how to maximize opportunities to mitigate and possibly cancel 1592 penalties.

Key Topics

  • Pre-penalty claims: Cancelling claims from the outset
  • Penalty petitions: Key mitigation factors and strategies
  • Offers in compromise: Best approaches for settlement
  • Levels of culpability: Demonstrating reasonable care, clerical error, or simple negligence
  • Materiality: Recognizing falsities or omissions that should not be penalized
  • Duty demands: Avoiding penalties once revenue is restored
  • Statute of limitations requests: Approaching requests for time extensions
  • Small business exceptions: Leveraging your company’s economic situation

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Lenny P. Feldman


LENNY FELDMAN is a Member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the Miami office and a member of the firm's Operating Committee. He previously co-chaired the twenty-member Customs and Border Protection’s Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee, providing strategic recommendations directly to CBP, Homeland Security and Treasury executives on issues such as forced labor, intellectual property rights, e-commerce policy, trade partnership programs, enforcement and facilitation mechanisms, and regulatory reform. He currently serves as General Counsel and Customs Counsel to the National Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA).



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