Mr. Victor A. Gonzalez is an attorney at law who limits his practice exclusively to import and export law issues. He is admitted to practice law before all Texas state courts, the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Texas, and the United States Court of International Trade. Although he represents clients located throughout the world, his office is located in Laredo, Texas.
Mr. Gonzalez counsels importers, exporters, domestic and foreign manufacturers, bonded carriers, warehouse proprietors, duty-free stores, customs brokers and freight forwarders on matters related to the importation and exportation of merchandise, including admissibility, classification, valuation, duty preference programs and supply chain security.
In addition, he creates compliance programs, standard operating procedures manuals and provides the necessary training for import and export professionals. Mr. Gonzalez also handles complex penalty and liquidated damages defense and recovery of money, property and conveyances detained or seized by U.S. Customs & Border Protection.
A native of Laredo, Texas, Mr. Gonzalez graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management from Texas A&M International University in 2000, a Masters of Business Administration in International Business from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2003, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence law degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2007.
During his graduate studies, Mr. Gonzalez also completed an advanced management trilateral exchange program at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico City, Mexico, and then at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada in 2002. Mr. Gonzalez received his Customs Broker license in 2004.