PRACTICE AREAS

FOR CUSTOMS BROKERS, IMPORTERS, AND EXPORTERS
  • Admissibility

  • Classification

  • Valuation

  • Country of Origin

  • Periodically updated Compliance Manual

  • Interactive implementation

  • Internal Controls and the MOD Act

  • Legal Interpretations/Opinions

  • Interpretive Rulings

  • Adverse CBP Rulings

  • Judicial Relief

  • Preservation of long-term CBP relationship

FOR MOTOR CARRIER AND LOGISTIC COMPANIES
  • CAFRA[1] seizures

  • Non-CAFRA Notice of Seizure with Intent to Forfeit

  • Seized tractor-trailer b/c of alien smuggling

  • Transportation Contract

  • Bill of Lading

  • Best Practices

  • Rules Circular

  • Forum Selection & Choice of Law

  • Cargo Insurance Issues

  • FMCSA permit

  • Company set-up

 

[1] Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000 (CAFRA).

WAREHOUSING
  • Bailment Law

  • Uniform Commercial Code

  • Warehouse Legal Liability

  • Warehouse insurance issues

ABOUT RAUL CASSO

​Over the course of a legal career spanning more than 30 years, Raul Casso IV has gained a wide range of experience in both private and public sectors, and at the federal, state, and local levels of government.

 

As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Casso was one of four lawyers working what was then the busiest federal criminal docket in the U.S.A. Having prosecuted hundreds of cases involving federal drug and immigration laws, bank fraud and money laundering, Casso is the author of “The Successful Prosecution of Drug Smuggling Knowledge Cases—a guide,” which details his unique approach in trying “knowledge cases”, recognized in the field as an especially difficult challenge.

In the civil sphere, Casso enjoyed considerable experience in commercial litigation associated with the Uniform Commercial Code, including numerous matters concerning customs laws such as the seizure of commercial cargo.

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Knowledgeable and experienced in the workings of the American system of jurisprudence, Casso spent over 9 years devoted to municipal law representing the City of Laredo as City Attorney.

 

Going back to his roots, Raul Casso currently focuses his legal practice on the trade community. As the descendant of an importing/exporting family whose father, of the same name, was a founding partner of International Bonded Warehouses, an international concern based in Laredo, Texas with bonded warehouses and retail outlets spanning the entire U.S./Mexico border from Brownsville, Texas to San Diego, California and every major port in between, he finds himself in a privileged position to work in all its complexity the legal matters related to the trade operations implemented by the many different actors in the great Port of Laredo. 

With the experience earned through 30 years of dedicated work, Casso is devoted to serve again the private sector, dedicating the balance of his professional career to the practice of law in matters of customs, transportation and logistics. Raul Casso is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and the United States Court of International Trade.

Customs and Transportation Law

CONTACT US

 Tel: (956) 795-1847 / (956) 282-1748

info@cassocustomslaw.com

admin@cassocustomslaw.com

2107 Shiloh Dr #10 Laredo, TX 78045 

​​​​© 2017 by Raul Casso IV Law PLLC. 

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3PL vs. Trucker vs. FF

There are three “offices” in the transportation industry that are legally defined and for which individual permits and operating authority are required. A 3PL, or “logistics provider” is not one of them. The function of a “motor carrier” is self-explanatory. Then there are freight forwarders and brokers.

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