Paul Fudacz is a Senior Associate Attorney with the Braumiller Law Group. He has 25 years of experience in international trade law. Paul specializes in customs and import regulatory issues, export controls and licensing, legal audits, supply chain security initiatives, and establishing and managing comprehensive regulatory compliance programs.
Prior to working with Braumiller Law Group, Paul held the position of Senior Counsel, International Trade for a global Fortune 500 vehicular components manufacturer. In that capacity, he was accountable for all aspects of import and export trade compliance. His recent practice has involved assisting clients in the aviation, polymer and chemical, material handling, electronics, oil and gas, solar cell, toy and recreational equipment, and vehicular components industries.
Paul has special expertise in the areas of HTS classification, anti-dumping and countervailing duties, customs valuation, customs seizures, bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, ACS Reconciliation, C-TPAT, Customs and FTC marking and ISA certification requirements. He also has considerable experience with EAR, ITAR, OFAC, and anti-boycott compliance. Beyond this area of practice, he assists clients in obtaining foreign trademark registrations.
Paul is presently serving an appointment on the Northwest Ohio District Export Council, and also serves on the Steering Committee of The University of Toledo’s Export Success business development program, and is also a presenter in the program. Paul also serves as a mentor in the Ohio Supreme Court’s Lawyer-to-Lawyer young lawyer development program, and is frequently a speaker for various business development organizations including the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Ohio Department of Development’s Northwest Ohio International Trade Assistance Center, and the Northeast Ohio Trade & Economic Consortium.
Paul is a degreed engineer and inventor, as well as an attorney. He received his bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his J.D. from the John Marshall Law School (Chicago, Illinois). He is a member of the bar in Ohio and Illinois, and is also a Registered Patent Attorney.