Ryan Thornton

Ryan Thornton

Attorney at Law

Kansas City
Missouri
Licensed in
KS
University of Kansas
5.0 5
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About
Experience with Customs compliance matters as an attorney in private practice and with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). I advise clients on the initial classification, valuation, and origin of imported merchandise. I also represent clients before CBP in enforcement actions, including penalties, liquidated damages, and seizure actions.
7
Years
experience
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Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
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out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Ryan worked with Customs when we received a significant Customs penalty. We relied on bad advice in filling out the Customs paperwork and Ryan was able to reach a resolution with Customs that saved us a significant amount."

Help with Customs Penalties
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Ryan helped us evaluate the classification of products to help avoid the increased China duties. Ryan went out of his way to explain everything in terms that we could understand. We will definitely use Ryan again as our business grows."

Import Classification Project
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Miller & Co.

Attorney

May 2019 - Present

•Advise businesses on U.S. import/export requirements. Provide written legal advice on the classification, valuation, and origin of imported merchandise.
•Develop product-manufacturing structures to minimize payment of customs duties.
•Represent businesses in customs enforcement matters with the goal of mitigating civil penalties.
•Advise on U.S. free-trade agreement requirements.

May 2019 - Present

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Attorney

Sep 2014 - Apr 2019

Attorney specializing in Customs classification, valuation, and country of origin determinations. Worked extensively on Customs enforcement matters.

Sep 2014 - Apr 2019

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