Michael Zara focuses his practice on international trade law affecting goods, technology, services and related transactions in the consumer, industrial and military sectors. His practice involves customs, import controls, export controls, economic sanctions, anti-corruption law and other regulations that apply to the particulars of clients’ activities.
Mr. Zara advises clients on compliance “best practices,” internal investigations, and administrative and judicial proceedings. He also provides international trade-related counsel on transactions and contracts, including M&A due diligence and agreements, and supplier, logistics provider, customer and distributor agreements.
Mr. Zara’s clients include U.S., foreign and multinational companies and non-profit organizations, as well as individuals, in a diverse range of industries. Mr. Zara often works closely with clients’ management, engineering and production personnel, and as a result, his counsel reflects an understanding of business issues and technical subjects that affect clients’ operations.
• “How New Bilateral Agreements and the U.S. Response with Anti-dumping Duties, Countervailing Duties and 301 Actions have Changed the Business of International Trade,” Bryan Cave and Mercer University International Trade Seminar, panel presentation (Nov. 7, 2014)