Robert M. Kossick, Attorney

Robert M. Kossick

Robert is a Board Certified International Attorney, Licensed Customs Broker, and Certified Export Specialist whose practice focuses on the planning, compliance, enforcement, and security dimensions of U.S. import and export transactions. With over twenty years of professional experience, Robert brings seasoned, specialized, and multicultural know-how and perspective to the analysis and resolution of customs and trade issues.

As a member of Harris Bricken’s international trade law group, Robert helps our clients optimize duties, demonstrate reasonable care, comply with PGA requirements, obtain export licenses and permits, protect intellectual property rights, achieve supply chain security, navigate import entry/liquidation and export clearance/verification processes, challenge administrative determinations, respond to agency inquiries and communications, and disclose violations. On enforcement matters, Robert works zealously to blunt the impact of penalty, seizure/forfeiture (merchandise and currency), and liquidated damages claims.

Before joining Harris Bricken, Robert practiced customs and trade law with a Fortune 50 corporation, worked as a foreign legal consultant in Mexico for years, served as a trade policy analyst under former U.S. Trade Representative William Brock, and provided trade consulting services for the World Bank and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Robert holds a Ph.D. in International Trade and an LL.M. in Inter-American Law, writes and speaks on international trade matters, and is proficient in Spanish. When not engaged with clients on customs and trade issues, Robert enjoys reading, writing, preserving historic properties, gardening, skiing, hiking, brushing up on his Mandarin, and Airstreaming with his wife.

More About Robert M.

Fulbright Professional Scholar, CIDE, Mexico

Board Certification Committee, International Law Section, The Florida Bar

Judge, Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Volunteer, Refugee Aid Project, San Antonio, Texas

Volunteer Income Tax Assistant, Colonia of El Cenizo, Texas

Commissioner, Planning and Zoning Commission, New Braunfels, Texas

Commissioner, Historical Landmark Commission, New Braunfels, Texas

Toys for Tots, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

Board Certified in International Law, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

Licensed U.S. Customs Broker, CBP

Certified Export Specialist, NCBFAA

Member, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Mediator, A.A. White Dispute Resolution Institute

  • Tulane University Law School (Ph.D.)
  • University of Miami School of Law (LL.M. Inter-American Law)
  • Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO), Diplomado en Derecho Mercantil
  • St. Mary's University School of Law (J.D.)
  • Spanish (Proficient)
  • Florida
  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of International Trade