Navigate the Complexities of International Trade Law with Trusted Counsel


We listen carefully to our clients to ensure our understanding of the legal issues at hand, the factual context in which they exist, and any limitations that might impact a chosen strategy. By doing so, we are able to craft customized solutions and educate clients on the benefits and drawbacks of a given approach, equipping them with common sense choices and cost effective business solutions.


We help streamline the global business operations of domestic and foreign:

  • Exporters

  • Importers

  • Freight forwarders

  • Customs brokers

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Sales agents

  • Investors

  • Artists

  • Trade show organizations

Our focus includes:

  • Legal compliance with BIS, OFAC, US State Dept., US Customs (CBP), TTB, FDA, FTC, DEA, USDA, CPSC

  • License and permit applications (or determining if an exception exists)

  • Responding to a government inquiry and reducing civil penalties where assessed

  • Navigating clients through audits, focused assessments, and voluntary self disclosures

  • Determining the legal requirements and risks of doing business in other countries

  • Implementing global trade compliance programs

For educational videos published by the Clark-Esposito Law Firm, P.C. on exports, OFAC and importing, click here.

Deanna Clark-Esposito

Managing Attorney


Deanna is the founder of the Clark-Esposito Law Firm, P.C. with over 17 years of legal experience in the areas of international trade (imports/exports), transportation, maritime and administrative law in the areas of fashion, vape/tobacco, hemp and others. Prior to starting her own law firm, Deanna headed up the global trade compliance regulatory division of a New York City based 3PL, and worked at a well respected international trade law firm.  Deanna and her team represent clients, both foreign and domestic, on matters from implementing operational solutions to the resolution of imminent problems.


J.D., Tulane University School of Law
M.A., Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, University of Malta

B.A., University of California, Berkeley



- U.S. Supreme Court

- New York State

- Southern District of New York

- Eastern District of New York

- U.S. Court of International Trade

- Northern District of Illinois

Deanna is the recipient of the 2020 Member of the Year Award from the Organization of Women in International Trade 

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