B.A., Brandeis University
J.D., University of Miami School of Law
Paul E. Linet began the practice of international trade and U.S. Customs law nearly 30 years ago. Prior to his employment at L.L.Bean, Inc., Mr. Linet represented privately held and publicly traded companies throughout the United States in a variety of business sectors including automotive parts, steel, agricultural commodities, computers, building materials and medical devices.
While in private practice, Mr. Linet litigated cases before the U.S. Court of International Trade and represented foreign manufacturers and U.S. importers before Congress, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”). His experience before CBP (and the former U.S. Customs Service) includes such matters as origin issues under the North American Free Trade Agreement, tariff classification determinations, labeling requirements under the Tariff Act of 1930 and compliance concerns involved in offshore assembly operations.
Mr. Linet graduated cum laude from Brandeis University and received his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law where he served on the staff of Lawyer of the Americas. He has spoken throughout the United States and abroad on various matters of U.S. trade policy and customs law and has published articles dealing with such topics as the Customs Modernization Act and valuation issues arising under the Trade Agreements Act.
An avid Boston Red Sox fan, Mr. Linet resides in Freeport, Maine with his wife Susan Linet, M.D. He is active in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and also volunteers for Big Brothers – Big Sisters of Greater Portland.