Peter Quinter is a shareholder and customs attorney in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale law offices of GrayRobinson. He is the chair of the Customs & International Trade Law Group. Peter principally represents individuals and companies involved in international trade and transportation, including litigation in the federal courts located in Florida and the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York. Board certified in international law, Peter was appointed by The Florida Bar to the International Law Certification Committee.
Peter has been recognized for his experience and leadership in several peer review and other ratings. Florida Trend magazine recognized him among its “Legal Elite” in the area of international law. This designation was based on a poll of Florida attorneys, who selected peers in the top 2 percent of their respective practice areas. The U.S. Secretary of Commerce appointed Peter to the Florida District Export Council because of his knowledge of and experience in international trade, and he was rated “superb” by Avvo Ratings, an online listing that rates and profiles attorneys. The rating is based on a mathematical model that considers the information in a lawyer’s profile, including years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition. Florida Super Lawyers magazine included him in the top 5 percent in Florida, and he was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of FDA law.
Peter served as legal counsel at the Southeast Regional Headquarters of the U.S. Customs Service (now known as U.S. Customs and Border Protection) in Miami, Florida. Responsibilities included providing legal advice and representation to management of Customs on all matters involving the administration and enforcement of the customs and international trade laws. He provided legal advice on virtually all activities of Customs undertaken by its enforcement, commercial operations, fines, penalties and forfeitures, and regulatory audit personnel. Peter provided assistance to the U.S. Department of Justice in civil and criminal prosecutions on a variety of customs violations, including commercial fraud, trade embargoes and export controls.
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