Neil Mooney comes from an uninterrupted 175-year lineage of Customs Brokers, Customs Attorneys, and Customs Officials in his family.  Neil has a variety of hands-on experiences to build from. He has been a licensed Customs Broker for forty-one 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 provides service to his clients through a variety of activities. A partial list includes:

  • Litigation in the Court of International Trade regarding issues of Customs duties, dumping duties, rulings, and licenses.
  • Litigating maritime and other cargo claims;
  • Provides assistance with trusts, estate and succession planning;
  • Handles employment issues and contracts;
  • Performs business valuations;
  • Drafts and enforces business and international trade contracts;
  • Provides mediation services;
  • Obtains federal licenses for forwarders, NVOCCs, Customs brokers, bonded warehouses, and much more.

Though this is hardly an exclusive list, it does showcase how we are able to assist clients on matters that arise in their day-to-day business while also guiding them towards solutions to legal issues.

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

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

In April 2016, Neil  was 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 his outstanding ethical and moral repute.

 

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