Attorneys

Paul AndersonPaul S. Anderson has over 35 years experience in dealing with Customs and international trade issues. He is admitted to the Bar in Illinois, the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. His practice has focused exclusively in the areas of Customs and international trade matters, representing importers and exporters before such bodies as U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Court of International Trade.

Paul has been active in numerous groups and associations dedicated to trade issues, and recently completed a term of seven years as President of the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago (ITAGC), the largest trade-focused association in the Midwest. He continues to be a Director in that organization and is currently Executive Vice-President. He is currently a member of the American Bar Association; the Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA); a Director of the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce in Chicago; and an associate member of the Chicago Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of Chicago. He is a past Chairman of the Customs and U.S. Trade Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association; member of the International Committee of the Executives Club of Chicago; Vice President and President of the Chicago Chapter of the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce.

He is past Co-chair of the Western Europe Special Interest Group of the Executive's Club of Chicago; a past member of the Milwaukee World Trade Association and the West Michigan World Trade Association; and a member of numerous country specific Chambers of Commerce such as the Swiss American Business Council, the French American Chamber of Commerce, and the German American Chamber of Commerce.

He lectures frequently on issues pertaining to Customs and has spoken on many topics including Importing and Customs Classification Principles; U.S. Customs Valuation; Inter-Company Transfer Pricing--Customs Valuation Ramifications; Foreign Trade Zones and their Utilization; Penalty cases; Country of Origin Marking; Powers of Attorney issues for Customs Brokers; and NAFTA issues. He has lectured on these topics and others throughout the U.S., and in Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia, and has spoken to Trade Associations and Customs Brokers Associations, and numerous seminars sponsored by those types of groups including various foreign Chambers of Commerce and Trade Commissions. He is a past member of the Swiss "Pool of Experts" in the field of Customs law, and was selected as one of the "Leading American Attorneys" in Illinois in the field of Customs and International Trade matters.

Paul is also Secretary and a Director for the Craig F. Glattly Foundation, NFP, and a Director of Exchange of Hope NFP. He currently acts as 2nd Vice Dean for the Consular Corps of Chicago and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Consular Corps.

Paul was awarded the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit, Knight First Class, in March 2005, and promoted to the rank of Commander, Royal Norwegian Order of Merit, in November, 2011.

Paul received his BA from Wake Forest University, his JD from the Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago--Kent College of Law, and participated in a graduate program in international legal studies based in Salzburg, Austria at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, European Programs. As part of that program he served as an intern at the law firm of Mannheimer - Zetterlöf in Gothenburg, Sweden. He has served as Honorary Consul General for Norway to Illinois since 2000.