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Neil Mooney

Neil Mooney

Neil Mooney

Chair, Customs, Maritime & International Trade


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Leading our International Business and Trace Practice group, Neil Mooney has 45 years of hands-on experience to build from. Beginning in 1972 with British Airways cargo, he later became a licensed Customs Broker, and founded a group of five Air Cargo, International Ocean Freight Forwarding, Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier, Customs Brokerage (including Drawback), Domestic Rail and Truck freight and Bonded Warehousing companies, all of which he ultimately sold to a publicly traded entity.  He then attended law school.

Today Neil litigates across the country and in the Court of International Trade regarding issues of Customs duties, dumping duties, rulings, and licenses.  He also litigates maritime and other cargo claims in courts across the country; performs logistics business valuations; works on duty classification issues, Countervailing and Antidumping duties issues, remitting penalties, writes international trade contracts and enforces them; is a trained mediator; counsels on export licensing and controls, obtains federal licenses for forwarders, Ocean Transportation Intermediaries, brokers, warehouses, and works on behalf of international enterprises in their needs regarding Customs, the Federal Maritime Commission, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Food a45nd Drug Administration, Transportation Security Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of State, Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S Department of Transportation, and innumerable other foreign trade related matters.  His clientele spans the nation and globe.

Neil has an honors B.A. in History and Political Science from the State University of New York at Binghamton and graduated Cum Laude from The Florida State University College of Law. During his time at FSU he studied International Law at the Universidad San Pablo in Madrid, Spain.

Based in Tallahassee, Neil’s admissions include:

The Supreme Court of the United States of America
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States Court of International Trade, N.Y. N.Y.
United States District Courts: Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida
United States Bankruptcy Courts: Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida
All Florida state courts including courts of appeal.