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Conn. Firm Wins National Award for Facilitating Exports

Shipman's Attorneys Help Business Clients Navigate Trade Laws

By: Michelle Tuccitto Sullo, The Connecticut Law Tribune

May 29, 2015

When a business wants to start selling its products to other countries, navigating all the laws governing trade and exports can be tricky.

Not only do businesses have to learn about and comply with the U.S. rules and regulations, they have to know what the other country requires. Inadvertently breaking rules can result in hefty fines and penalties.

Companies big and small have turned to Shipman & Goodwin for assistance through the process, because expanding to an international market means a larger customer base and a better profit margin.

On May 18, the law firm received the President's "E" Award for Export Service at a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. It is the highest recognition a U.S. entity can receive for supporting and increasing export activity, and Shipman is the only law firm to receive such recognition.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented the award to partners Ross Garber and Glenn Cunningham.

"The President's 'E' Award winners are outstanding American businesses and organizations that have played a crucial role in strengthening and growing our economy through increased U.S. exports," Pritzker said.

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