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STEVEN IVY P.C. Illinois law firm offering business law, real estate law, patent law, trademark law, copyright law, trade secrets, mediation, arbitration, contract law, immigration law, employment law, import law, export law, commercial real estate.

International Trade

The e-commerce has been changing the traditional notions behind the business operations. Today, even small businesses find themselves competing globally with both big and small companies. As a result, finding a partner that understands the import and export processes, and the governing international trade laws, has become a necessity for business of all sizes and various industries. STEVEN IVY P.C. specializes in the international trade law. The firm handles a wide range of import and export issues, including doing business in foreign countries, international shipping and customs, trade barriers and creation of foreign subsidiaries. Our clients include businesses of all sizes, from small manufactures, to large shippers, parts supplies to retailers and travel agencies. We work closely with our clients to protect every aspect of their growing business.


Professional Counsel

The hallmark of our practice is professional service. We work closely with our clients to ensure that their interests are properly protected. STEVEN IVY P.C. is servicing clients in several Illinois counties, including: Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, Kane County, DeKalb County, Will County, McHenry County and Kendall County. Our clients can meet with us in eight Illinois locations, including: Chicago, Lisle, Northbrook, Oak Brook, Rosemont, Saint Charles, Schaumburg, and Warrenville.

International Trade

Import & Export Laws

...Establishing & Maintaining Global Presence

Import Solutions

STEVEN IVY P.C. helps small, medium and large corporations establish, and solidify, import-oriented operations. From circuit boards manufactures and software design, down to wardrobe accessories, our law firm works with clients from numerous industries. We counsel our clients on all import-related matters, from applicable taxation and tariffs down to international treaties.  We help our clients find new import solutions, eliminate existing import problems, and implement cost reduction ideas. In addition, our law firm provides a compliance review of import policies and procedures, keeping your company in compliance with all the applicable international laws. Our services also include determining classification of goods and services, and resolution of any associated issues, such as formal protests and reconsiderations requests.


Export Solutions

Today, even the smallest business operations engage in some form of the international trade. With the increasing buying power of emerging nations, export operations have become particularly important to many businesses survival. As a result, support of a reliable and export knowledgeable law firm has become more important than ever before. STEVEN IVY P.C. fulfills this role by assisting clients with all export matters, including classifying goods and technology slated for export, obtaining the required export licenses and thorough review of the existing policies and practices  ensuring compliance with all the applicable laws. The firm also provides audits of financial procedures looking for ways to eliminate waste, and further  take advantage of any existing tax loopholes. All things considered, our law firm can provide comprehensive support, review and business training, addressing all the vital aspects of export regulations, ensuring ongoing compliance and profitability of our clients' businesses.


Helping Businesses Expand Globally

Many businesses find it difficult to overcome the strict import-export restrictions, imposed by foreign nations lacking the traditional commerce ties with the United States.  Due to cultural differences or high duty rates, effective market penetrations becomes quite difficult - if not impossible. To solve this problem, many businesses choose to form joint ventures with foreign companies, and if the budget allows, to form a foreign subsidiary. Be that as it may, such formation requires knowledge of international trade laws and specific regulations imposed by various foreign nations. Among the issues to consider are general restrictions on imports, specific quality and safety requirements, origin of components for duty and tariffs purposes, copyright and patent rights, and others. When considering all the taxation and legal complexities associated with formation of a foreign subsidiary, partnering with a business-oriented law firm like STEVEN IVY P.C., could be essential to the future success of any business expansion. Our law firm specializes in helping businesses expand their operations to foreign nations. We guide our clients through the applicable international treaties and specific import/export regulations. Our legal services are efficiently customized to meet our clients business objectives.

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