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Customs Lawyer Paula M. Connelly

Paula Connelly has joined Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. Read her bio on the ST&R site. She has been practicing law since 1991 and prior to working as an attorney, worked as a licensed Customs broker for several customs brokerage companies in the Boston area.  She has over 20 years experience in Customs and International Trade matters and works with numerous importers and exporters in addressing and resolving import and export compliance issues.

In addition, she lectures on numerous import and export related topics for various trade organizations including the Massachusetts Export Center, CONECT, the Coalition of New England Companies for Trade, the Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University and also teaches a Customs Brokerage exam preparation course in the Boston area.

Attorney Connelly is currently the Legal Counsel for the Boston Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association and a member of the Board of Directors for CONECT, the Coalition of New England Companies for Trade.  Attorney Paula M. Connelly is different than most Customs Law Attorney’s in that she focuses on prevention based solutions.

Customs Lawyer Paula M. Connelly has experience in many different types of customs law.  From battling the U.S. Customs & Border Protection, to helping clients recover Seizures and Forfeitures, to conducting Focused Assessment Audits, as well as working with importers to help keep regulators at bay.

Paula stays up to date on the latest developments in Customs Law by teaching a Customs Brokerage course to aspiring Brokers.  Before founding “The Law Offices of Paula M. Connelly” Paula practiced Customs law at Middleton & Shrull for 19 years.  Before venturing into Law Paula was an Import Manager at Panalpina for 5+ years.  Paula is a member of over 15 customs related legal groups including, CITBA (Customs and International Trade Bar Association), Customs Law Group, Global Trade Compliance Professionals, International Compliance Professionals Association, Inc., and International Trade Compliance.


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