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Defense Industry & Export Compliance

Defense Industry & Export Compliance

The U.S. maintains a complex system of export regulations. Companies without export controls may be at significant risk of substantial fines and penalties. Even companies that do not actually ship product internationally may be at risk, as U.S. export regulations, among other things, deem the access to U.S. technology by foreign nationals an export. Kotz Sangster’s attorneys are uniquely qualified to assist your business navigate the myriad compliance issues imposed upon the defense industry.

Kotz Sangster works with a variety of automotive, aerospace and defense-related manufacturers and service providers to address the unique regulations imposed upon the defense industry, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”), the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”), anti-boycott regulations, Office of Foreign Asset Control regulations, the Federal Acquisition Regulations (“FAR”), the Defense FAR Supplement (“D-FARS”), and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. We do so by assisting in the development and implementation of compliance and control programs, evaluating the commodity jurisdiction of our clients’ products and services, and submitting applications for licenses and other export authorizations from the U.S. Government.

Kotz Sangster’s attorneys offer services for other legal issues that often confront our defense industry clients, including:

  • Labor and employment issues (compliance and litigation);
  • Real estate transactions;
  • Corporate, estate planning, and tax;
  • Banking and financial institutions; and
  • Commercial litigation.

Talk to us to learn more about our expertise in the Defense Industry & Export Compliance, please contact Jack Ulrich at (313) 259-8728 or by email to