A licensed U.S. Customs broker and Certified Customs Specialist, Joseph is a logistics and international trade attorney who advises clients on:

  • Anti-dumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) programs
  • Cargo loss, theft and recovery
  • Classification and valuation
  • C-TPAT programs
  • Duty drawbacks and protests
  • Fines, penalties and forfeitures
  • Free trade agreements and preference programs
  • Foreign trade zones and duty deferral programs
  • Import/export compliance
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Prior disclosures
  • Regulatory and C-TPAT audit
  • Rules of origin and country of origin marking

He regularly counsels clients on various matters pertaining to Customs and trade, representing both domestic and foreign importers and exporters in multiple aspects of international trade transactions. Joseph works diligently and closely with clients to identify and implement systems aimed at maximizing landed cost savings through duty reduction or deferral, as well as utilization of trade preference programs. Joseph also works alongside clients to assist them through regulatory and C-TPAT program audits; fines, penalties and forfeiture actions; and the filing and perfection of prior disclosures.

Before Fox Rothschild

Joseph was a senior associate at Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, which combined with Fox Rothschild in 2018.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Joseph is a member of the Young Philanthropists Council of the United Way of Greenville County and served as a loaned executive to the organization from 2014 to 2015.

Honors & Awards

  • Included in a list of South Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, for International Law (2017-2020)
  • Recognized among the “Legal Elite” by Greenville Business Magazine for International Law (2017-2020)
  • South Carolina Bar’s Leadership Academy (2018)