The Law Offices of Paula M. Connelly has joined Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

We look forward to continuing to offer clients small-firm personal attention while enjoying the resources that come from ST&R’s global presence. Visit us on the ST&R site.

International Trade 300200

Trade Law

Our Trade Law practice focuses on Currency Seizures and Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties .  We have experience in all types of trade law.

Customs Seminar 300200

Brokerage Course

We teach an intensive 8 week  Customs Brokerage course twice a year.  You can see the schedule of the course below and sign up for the next course.

export lawyer 300200

Export Law

Government agencys such as Bureau of Industry and Security, Office of Foregin Asset Control ITAR or EAR can be difficult – let us help.


Customs Lawyer

Our firm is comprised of dedicated professionals who share responsibility for servicing the needs of our clients. Our goal is to provide solutions for these needs in a timely and cost-effective manner. Call us today and chat! Whether it is providing advice to new importers and exporters or preparing import and export procedures for well-established companies, we will work with the client to determine how best to accommodate their needs the complex world of Customs law.

With over 25 years experience in Customs and international trade law, our firm focuses on providing companies with legal advice and knowledge necessary for successful import and export transactions. We have significant experience representing all types of clients in front of numerous regulatory agencies. We help clients through the complex world of Customs Law. We take a proactive approach when working with all of our clients and we help you set up a process so you won’t violate any of the numerous Customs Laws.

Customs Brokerage Exam Class October 2019

We are pleased to announce the details for our series of classes for preparation for the October 2019 Customs Broker Examination.

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Attorney Paula Connelly has over 20 years experience as a Customs attorney and is also a licensed Customs broker.  As such, she would qualify as a Customs expert.  Please contact her office if you would like to discuss any issues of concern to your company.

The U.S. government continues to increase the penalties for violations of both the ITAR and the EAR. Penalties for ITAR violations can be as high as $500,000 for each violation while criminal penalties can result in as much as 10 years in prison for each violation and criminal fines of up to $1,000,000 for each violation. If you want to avoid these types of penalties you need a good customs lawyer.  Contact us today for a free consultation.

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VQIP - What You Need to Know

Importing food into the United States is no easy feat; instead, it is a process that is rife with regulations and limitations set forth by multiple agencies, including United States Customs and Border Protection and the United States Food and Drug Administration. Indeed, before food can be imported into the U.S., it is subject to FDA inspection to ensure that it is safe, sanitary, and properly labeled. However, there may be a way to expedite the process and mitigate the onerous inspection procedure: VQIP. VQIP: What’s That? As explained by an online publication issued by the FDA, VQIP stands for Voluntary QualifiedRead More

How to Comply with CBP's Forced Labor Requirements   

In the United States, the days of slavery and forced labor are long behind us, and as such, it can be difficult for many Americans to imagine that forced labor still occurs in other parts of the world; indeed, most Americans give little thought to the origins of their food, clothing, and myriad other products. However, forced labor is a problem across the globe, and many products that are imported to the United States rely on forced labor, child labor, or labor that occurs in unsafe conditions. Modern-day slavery is a reality that many countries and their citizens are coping with. InRead More


This full day program will cover the fundamentals of two significant elements of the import and export transaction.  Classification and Valuation are complex areas that can cause delays in release, detention by Customs, and potential penalties for companies who do not have the knowledge and processes in place to ensure that information provided is accurate. MORNING SESSION: Classification under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule can be a challenge for even the most experienced trade professional. To properly classify products under the HTS, one must understand how to read the HTS, how to use the Section and Chapter Notes, and how to follow theRead More


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Law Offices of Paula M. Connelly
100 Trade Center
Suite 660
Woburn, MA 01801