Neil B. Mooney, Esq.

Neil B. Mooney is a member of an uninterrupted line of Customs Brokers, Customs Attorneys, and Customs Officials in his family spanning back more than 175 years.  Although he only practices law presently, Neil has a variety of hands-on experiences to build from. He has been a licensed Customs Broker for thirty-eight years, and founded a successful family of Air Cargo, International Ocean Freight Forwarding, NVOCC, Customs Brokerage (including Drawback), and Bonded Warehousing companies in 1984. Neil graduated cum laude from Florida State University College of Law in 1999, and during that time studied International Law at the Universidad San Pablo in Madrid, Spain.

Today Neil is able to provide capable service to his clients through a variety of activities: he litigates on behalf of clients in the Court of International Trade regarding issues of customs duties, dumping duties, rulings, and licenses.  He also litigates maritime and other cargo claims; provides assistance with trusts, estate and succession planning; handles employment issues and contracts; performs business valuations; deals with international trade contracts, both drafting and enforcement; provides mediation services; obtains federal licenses for forwarders, OTIs, brokers, warehouses, and much more. Though this is not an exclusive list of all services, it does showcase how Neil is able to counsel clients on matters that arise in their day-to-day business while also guiding them towards solutions to legal issues.

Based in Tallahassee, Neil is admitted to practice in all the state and federal courts in Florida as well as before all federal agencies. He has practiced in federal courts from coast to coast. His admissions include:

  • Florida Bar, 1999, allowing practice in all state courts including courts of appeal.
  • United States District Courts: Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida including Bankruptcy Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • United States Court of International Trade

As of April 2016, Neil  has been inducted into the Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association’s Hall of Fame in recognition of his tenure in the customs brokerage and forwarder industry, his commitment to its continued advancement, and outstanding ethical and moral reputation.