Denver Import And Export Lawyers Will Help You Navigate Complex Trade Matters

International trade is a highly regulated activity, and it is becoming exponentially more complex. A smart strategy for dealing with these challenges is no longer an option--it is a necessity. The international trade lawyers at Sequoia Legal stand ready to help you make it through this daunting regulatory puzzle.

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International Trade Issues You May Face

International Trade Issues You May Face

We advise both multinationals and SMEs on import/export issues relating to trade to and from North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The international trade puzzle includes many pieces, including but not limited to:

  • Trade regulation
  • Customs
  • Export controls
  • Anti-corruption laws
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Product warranties

Fortunately, our international trade lawyers are knowledgeable and experienced in all of these areas and more. Knowledge and experience are not enough, of course. We also keep current on the ever-changing international trade environment so that we can help you meet your company's individual business objectives while remaining in compliance with applicable law.

We Represent Companies Across a Broad Range Of Industries

We represent various business entities, including multinational corporations, business groups, SMEs, and non-profit organizations.  Our cases frequently involve high-stakes transactions and complex compliance matters in various  industries, including medical device manufacturing, inbound foreign investment (particularly from China), and technology coming out of industries subject to US export restrictions, such as:

  • Aerospace
  • Telecom/information security
  • Electronics
  • Sensors and lasers
  • Software
We Represent Companies Across a Broad Range Of Industries

We also work with businesses that regularly require authorizations from foreign governments and companies that bid on foreign government contracts.

Our Legal Services For International Trade

At Sequoia Legal, our attorneys for international trade regulatory matters offer a full range of legal services and advice relating to international trade matters, including the following:

  • Antidumping AD
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)
  • Countervailing duties (CD)
  • Cross-border commercial contracting
  • Cross-border equipment leasing
  • Cross-border purchase and sale of goods, equipment, and services
  • Customs enforcement and compliance
  • Economic sanctions
  • Export controls
  • The financing and perfection of security interests
  • Foreign acquisitions, mergers, and investments
  • Global trade policies and regulations
  • Import regulations and import relief
  • International data transfers and privacy programs
  • International investments
  • International licensing and technology transfer arrangements
  • International sales agency and distribution agreements
  • International trade negotiations and trade agreements
  • International dispute resolution
  • Joint product development
  • Joint ventures (both contractual and equity)
  • National security
  • Overseas manufacturing and supply contracts
  • Transactions involving sophisticated technology or classified information
  • Transfer pricing
  • Worldwide intellectual property and trade secret protection

Our international trade compliance lawyers also enjoy extensive experience in interpreting and advising on the following regulations and international trade agreements:

  • Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
  • Section 301 Investigations and China Tariffs
  • Section 232 national security actions (steel and aluminum tariffs)
  • US-Mexico-Canada agreement and other free trade agreements

The experience that our global trade compliance lawyers have accumulated from resolving disputes over the foregoing matters is virtually unparalleled. Nevertheless, we seek to keep our clients out of disputes as much as possible by anticipating potential problems in advance.

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Why Sequoia Legal?

Why Sequoia Legal?

Sequoia Legal separates itself from the crowd of international trade law firms in several ways:

  • Our import/export law attorneys are multilingual, and we pride ourselves on providing an individualized approach to our clients’ concerns. No two cases are alike, and no two clients are alike.
  • We enjoy extensive experience working with various US government entities, including Customs and Border Protection, the Commerce Department, the Department of Justice, the Department of State, and the International Trade Administration.
  • Our firm can assist you with the full range of international trade-related matters, including systematized compliance procedures, import/export audits, and many other services.
  • Our reputation among our clients and in the international trade community is both stellar and beyond reproach.

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Frequently Asked
Questions (FAQs)

What is international trade compliance?

International trade compliance is a process whereby all goods and services entering or leaving a country must comply with all applicable regulations and restrictions. These may include import/export licenses, disclosure requirements, payment of taxes and duties, etc. Since regulations and requirements are typically complex and multi-layered, unintentional non-compliance is common.

What Are "Restricted Dual-Use" Items?

Restricted dual-use items include goods, technology, software, and documentation that could be used for either civilian or military purposes. Because of their possible military use, the export of such items is typically restricted in various ways. It is critical that you comply with the rules because violating them could result in not only hefty civil fines but even criminal liability in some cases.

What Is The BIS "Entity List"?

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issues the Entity List, which is a part of the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The Entity List is a list of names of foreign individuals, organizations, and governments that US persons are prohibited from trading with or that they must obtain a special license for exports, reexports, and domestic transfers of exported goods. Specific licensing requirements may vary among the individuals and organizations on the Entity List.

When do I need to apply for an export license for technology under the deemed export regulations?

You do not need to apply at all as long as the technology qualifies for treatment under EAR99 of the Export Administration Regulations or if an exception applies. Otherwise, you must apply for an export license as soon as you intend to transfer technology to a foreign national located in the US, if transfer to the foreign national’s home country would need an export license.

What Our Clients Say


Desiree Lunde

I would highly recommend Sequoia legal. They are professional and personable. They are committed to your needs and making clients their top priority!


Chase Burke

It has been a pleasure working with Sequoia Legal. Andrew and Hunter have been instrumental in helping to ensure that we are making the right decisions for our business. When we need their assistance or counsel, they handle things in an effective and efficient manner. Highly recommend working with this firm!!


Tyler Boone

Sequoia Legal has provided top flight legal support for my health care businesses on many occasions throughout our years of operation. Sequoia has helped in matters related to the business side of the practice, as well as in complicated medical-legal matters. We have always been very happy with their work.


Shawn McIntire

Andrew and Hunter have been an invaluable partner for our business. They are extremely responsive and have been advising us on a variety of issues. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for corporate counsel assistance


Marco Rafanelli

Sequoia Legal has been a critical component to my business's success. I rely on Andrew Lopez and his team to steer us through the many challenges a business faces, from contract negotiations to M&A to internal legal matters. You are in good hands with Sequoia!


Kathy Reed

I have used Sequoia Legal for the last 4 years. No matter what my needs are they are quick to respond, follow up and resolve my issues. I wouldn't use anyone else for my legal needs.


Rob Brindley

Andrew and Hunter where extremely knowledgeable, ethical and professional in helping me navigate business contracts with high liability. Thank you guys!


Steve Moore

Hunter Boone, Sequoia Legal, LLC, Has reviewed two contracts for me over the past three years. One the sale of our home, the other the sale of our business after 35 years. Hunter handled everything for us professionally and thoroughly! We will use Sequoia Legal again in the future if needed.


Ehret Faircloth

I have had an outstanding experience working with Hunter Boone at Sequoia Legal. He quickly responded to any and all requests for legal advice. His work was thorough, complete and timely. I will definitely be returning in the future.


Jay S.

The attorneys at Sequoia Legal were always very accessible to me, and they explained matters to me with more clarity than I expected. Eventually, we were able to obtain an export license that had eluded us for quite some time.


Anna B.

We retained Sequoia Legal to perform a comprehensive review of our export compliance procedures. As a consequence of their advice, we were able to streamline our procedures to produce a much more effective, virtually error-free system. Would definitely recommend it to any company involved in international trade out of Colorado.


Dana R.

Our company’s HIPAA compliance system was a poorly constructed time bomb waiting to explode until we contacted Sequoia Legal. With their help, we were able to fix our broken system in just a few weeks. If you are doing business in Colorado, Sequoia Legal is the name to remember.


Gary D.

Sequoia Legal has been helping us with regulatory compliance matters for years now. So far, we have not had a single complaint lodged against us by any patient or entity, and no enforcement actions have been implemented or threatened. I can’t praise them enough.


Grace F.

We hired Sequoia Legal to help us organize and protect our intellectual property needs. They identified problems we didn’t even know we had, and they helped us head off serious oversights that might have bankrupted our company if we hadn’t caught them in time.


Walter R.

Our previous attorney had drafted us NDAs that were so full of holes that it left unscrupulous former employees almost complete freedom to deal with our trade secrets as they wished. Sequoia Legal helped us plug those loopholes and prevent further leakage of valuable trade secrets. I can’t recommend them highly enough.


Wilson B.

We are an out-of-state company that hired Sequoia Legal to crack down on some Colorado companies that were blatantly infringing our trademarks and software copyrights. Sequoia Legal shut them down in a matter of weeks and secured generous compensation for our damages.`Sequoia Legal epitomizes professionalism.


Jacqueline K.

We contacted Sequoia Law after an internal audit revealed that our company had inadvertently committed two substantial OFAC violations over the past two years. We chose the path of voluntary disclosure to OFAC and received lenient penalties. Many thanks to Sequoia for their adroit handling of the matter.


Mike C.

A couple of years ago, our company had no compliance program to speak of, and we were barely aware of the existence of OFAC regulations. Sequoia Legal helped us get our house in order, and we have had no problems since then.


Teresa M.

We ran into a hit on the SDN list. It turned out to be a case of mistaken identity, and Sequoia Legal helped us resolve the issue in a quick and cost-efficient manner. Very professional and knowledgeable.


Jake D.

Our company’s trade secret protection system was a ticking time bomb waiting to explode. Sequoia helped us revamp the system so that it complies with both state and federal law. I cannot recommend their services highly enough.


Cyndi S.

Our company operates in a highly regulated industry. Sequoia Legal has been our go-to law firm for years now. I am happy to say that we have never suffered a serious regulatory noncompliance problem, and Sequoia Legal has quickly resolved the few minor problems that did arise.


Marcus F.

Sequoia Legal found subtle legal loopholes in some of our confidentiality agreements that could have spelled disaster for our small business. Fortunately, with the help of Sequoia Legal, we were able to get these leaks plugged before they did any serious damage to our company.

Consult Our Denver Attorneys for Your International Trade Case

Would you like to consult with a boutique international trade law firm in Denver, Colorado? No matter what your problem is, we stand ready to assist you. Schedule a consultation with us by calling (303) 476-2851 or by contacting us online. We will be happy to show you how our attorneys’ in-depth understanding of international trade regulatory matters can benefit your company in ways you might not even suspect.

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