2019 ANNUAL MEETING
Thursday, November 7, 2019
295 5th Avenue, Buyer's Lounge
Attendance is FREE for members! Non-members may attend for a rate of $50.00
The HFPA Annual Meeting is an opportunity to receive an activity update on YOUR association from President Jeff Kaufman. This year we will be hearing from legal counsel Ralph H. Sheppard of Meeks, Sheppard, Leo & Pillsbury, a founding partner of the firm and associate of HFPA legal counsel Robert Leo. Sheppard will be giving an update on the impacts of List 4 and the current trade climate between the US and international countries.
Ralph. H. Sheppard
Meeks, Sheppard, Leo & Pillsbury
RALPH H. SHEPPARD, a founding Partner of the Firm, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont and his law degree from the Washington College of Law of the American University, Washington, D.C. After law school, Mr. Sheppard served as a prosecutor in Vermont and New York City. Since 1986, Mr. Sheppard’s practice has almost exclusively involved giving advice and assistance on import and export law to both domestic and foreign companies.
His practice includes representation of importers and exporters before U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Department of Commerce and the Court of International Trade. Mr. Sheppard was an instructor with the World Trade Institute from 1991, teaching a seminar entitled “Customs Law Issues for Importers,” until the closing of the WTI in June 2005, and was Chairman of the AAEI NAFTA Rules of Origin Subcommittee. He has authored articles and treatises on a number of trade issues, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), rules of origin, Customs valuation practices, countertrade and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He is admitted to practice before various federal and state courts, including courts in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont.