Frank Schuchat

Frank Schuchat

Partner - Schuchat International Law Firm

IR Bronze Member

Contact Details

Jurisdictions
  • Colorado
Address
1888 Sherman Street Suite, 200 Denver, Colorado 80203
Denver United States

Practice Area Membership(s)

  • Trade & Customs Law

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Biography

Frank Schuchat advises domestic and foreign companies and organizations, entrepreneurs and individuals on laws, regulations and practices governing exports, imports, investments and transfers of technology, and on structuring domestic and international business transactions, including foreign direct investment in the United States.

He also devotes a part of his practice to dispute resolution, helping clients protect and enforce their contractual and statutory rights in negotiations, litigation, arbitration or mediation.

Frank counsels on all aspects of U.S. national security and foreign policy export controls, sanctions and embargoes administered by the Department of Commerce, the Department of State, and the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Frank advises companies and individuals with respect to investigations initiated by U.S. authorities based on voluntary or directed disclosures or other sources.

Frank has more than twenty-five years of experience assisting U.S. companies and foreign issuers to evaluate and address situations implicating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), in pre-contract due diligence, evaluation of relationships with local distributors and agents, and in internal investigations of past activity.

Frank helps manufacturing and technology companies overcome barriers to foreign market access. He also assists importers to address problems with in-bound transactions, including: securing favorable tariff classifications; evaluating and addressing antidumping and countervailing duty orders; advising on country of origin labeling and Buy America requirements; and providing support in reviews by the inter-agency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) of foreign investment in sensitive or strategic areas.

Before starting this firm in 2013, Frank was a founding partner of Schuchat, Herzog & Brenman, LLC for eleven years and he practiced with leading Denver law firms, Holme, Roberts & Owen LLP; and Ireland, Stapleton, Pryor & Pascoe, PC. Before moving to Colorado in 1995, Frank practiced in the Washington, D.C. office of Paul Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison from 1987 to 1995; and from 1985-1987, he was in the Washington, D.C. office of Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro.

Frank also was an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), a judicial law clerk on the D.C. Court of Appeals, and a staff member of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands before entering private practice.

Frank was appointed as Belgium’s Honorary Consul for Colorado in 1997. From 2011-2013 Frank served as Dean of the Colorado Consular Corps. He is an appointed member of the U.S. Commerce Department’s District Export Council (DEC), a long-time board member of the Rocky Mountain World Trade Center and a member of the Board of Think360Arts, a non-profit providing arts programming to schools throughout Colorado.

 

Firm Description

The Schuchat International Law Firm serves an interesting and diverse client base of successful US and foreign companies, entrepreneurs and investors engaged in business activities crossing national borders. US export controls, sanctions regulations and prohibitions against foreign corrupt practices are areas of special emphasis.

Our goal is to solve a client’s problems, not prolong them.

Practices

International Trade Services
- Advice and legal support on national security and foreign policy export controls administered by the Departments of Commerce, State and Treasury
- Counseling and training for compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
- Internal investigations and voluntary disclosures to government agencies of possible violations of international trade law
- Advice on antidumping and countervailing duty orders for importers, foreign exporters and downstream customers
- Advice on import laws and procedures, including tariff classification, valuation, special duty programs, country of origin marking, and "Buy America" requirements
- Evaluation and advice on solutions to foreign market access barriers encountered by US exporters
- Advice on international contracts, including drafting documents and enforcement of contractual provisions

Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Where possible, we try to achieve favorable outcomes in business disputes through negotiation. When necessary or appropriate, however, we litigate for clients in federal, state or local courts or in arbitration forums.