Providing International Legal Services to Clients Worldwide
International Legal Services
For over 30 years, Moore International Law has provided professional, personal, confidential, and cost-effective international legal services to clients worldwide.
Information about our international services, practice, cases and decisions of interest, and an easy inquiry submission, is a click away.
Moore International Law is a full service international law firm providing international business transactions, litigation, immigration, and human rights services. We have over three decades experience in the international legal systems applicable to the movement of people, goods and services across national boundaries.
Broadly speaking, private international law is that body of law which applies to the movement of people and goods across national boundaries.
Public international law is that body of law which applies to conduct between governments.
In our everyday lives, all people wherever found on earth are impacted by the public and private international body of laws.
The private and public international body of laws may be in written form or may be in place by custom and practice. Since World War II, the United Nations, replacing the earlier League of Nations, has been and remains the primary impetus and depository of many of these laws.
INTERNATIONAL LEGAL SERVICES
Mr. Moore in front of the New York County Supreme Court
Mr. Moore in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Due DiligenceImport and Export ControlsTrademarks & CopyrightsAviation Law
Mr. Moore in front of the United Nations in New York
Citizenship and Immigration - U.S. Visas of all types, including Permanant Residency (Green Card), removal and deportation defense, asylum
International Import/Export, Distribution, Investment, Joint-Venture, and Confidentiality Contracts
Treaty and Sovereignty Rights of Indigenous Peoples
United Nations Human Rights
About MOORE International Law
Scott Michael Moore, Attorney & Counselor at Law, and Founder of Moore International Law, was born July 3, 1958, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has practiced international law for over 30 years.
He earned a J.D. from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, in 1989, and was called to the Bar in 1990, after earning an M.A. in Economics in 1985 and a dual major B.S. in Economics and English Literature in 1983, both from Eastern Michigan University.
Mr. Moore concentrated in International Law while in Law School and International Economics in College and Graduate School. Mr. Moore is licensed and admitted in the State Courts of New York and Michigan, is admitted in and has litigated in many State and Federal trial and appellate courts, has arbitrated in London, England, and has practiced before the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Switzerland.
Mr. Moore is also a Private Pilot, a volunteer member of Pilots N Paws (a pet rescue charity), the Civil Air Patrol (2d Lt.), and is a member of the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association.
Attorney moore is licensed and admitted and in good standing in many state and federal trial and appellate courts
The Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, DC
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, DC
The US Court of International Trade in New York
The US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in New York
The US Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati, Ohio
The US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco, California
The US Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Denver, Colorado
The US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta, Georgia
The US District Court for the Southern District of New York
The US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
The US District Court for the Western District of New York
The US District Court for the Northern District of New York
The US District Court for the Western District of Michigan
The US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
The US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
All State Courts in New York and Michigan
Attorney Moore has arbitrated before the London Court of International Arbitration in London, England.
NATIVE AMERICAN COURTS
Attorney Moore is also admitted to the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Court and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Court.
Attorney Moore participates in continuing legal education webinars and seminars, including speaking before the Center for International Legal Studies in Salzburg, Austria. Attorney Moore has also lectured on international law and economic issues in American university settings. In 2013, Attorney Moore served as a Judge at the 18th annual Yale Mock Trial Invitational Tournament at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, where 42 college teams competed from across the United States. In February 2014, Attorney Moore judged at Yale's regional Mock Trial tournament where over 29 teams from around the region competed.
Over the years, Attorney Moore has been interviewed by international publications, including International Business, World Trade, the National Law Journal, and has appeared on the Op-Ed page of The Wall Street Journal. 2023 marks the 30th Anniversary of the inclusion of Attorney Moore in Marquis Who's Who publications.
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CASES & DECISIONS OF INTEREST
Baraga Products, Inc. v. Commissioner of Revenue, 971 F. Supp. 294 (W.D. Mich. 1997 J. McKeague ), aff'd, 156 F.3d 1228 (6th Cir. 1998 )(A jurisdictional decision holding that a corporation organized and existing under the laws of a state does not have any Indian rights even when 100% Indian owned; but possibly if acting as an agent of an Indian Tribe; District Court Judge David W. McKeague later elevated to 6th Circuit)
Berman, et al v. Captain Hulbert House, et al, Index No. 2009/23883 (Suffolk County Supreme Court)(Mortgage fraud case dismissed)
Gristedes Foods, Inc. v. Poospatuck (Unkechauge) Indian Nation, Case No. 06-1260 (E.D.N.Y. 2006)(Grocery chain suit against Indian Tribes and Smoke shops, dismissed before trial.)
In re: AffidavIit and Notice of Entry of Foreign Judgment, Case No. 07-5718-P2 (12th Circuit Court, MI)(Domestication of Tribal Court Judgment in state court, denied.)
In re: Garza, (U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals)
In re: Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Human Rights Complaint (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland 2014)(Permitted mining activity on ceded territory treaty rights.)
In re: Shinnecock Brand, Serial No. 78918061, 78918500 (U.S. Patent & Trademark Office), aff'm, No. 2009-1100 (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit), cert den. (U.S. Supreme Court)(Registration of tribal trademark by tribal member denied, even with a PTO history of successful registrations of tribal trademarks by non-tribal members.)
Jonathan K. Smith v. Mark W. Everson, in his official capacity as Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Case No. cv-06-0791 (E.D.N.Y.), rev. and remanded, Case No. 06-4686 (2nd Cir., J. Sotomayor)(District Court must explain reasons for denial of injunctive relief.), aff'd, 08-1896 (2nd Cir.), cert. den. (U.S. Supreme Court)(2nd Circuit Judge Sonya Sotomayor later elevated to the U.S. Supreme Court)
Landis Enterprises v. Nuxe, Case No. 0205 (London Court of International Arbitration, London, 2000)(Breach of contract arbitration involving the US and France and the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sales of Goods, arbitrator finding of liability against a French cosmetics firm)
Michigan v. Livingston (97th District Court, MI, 1990)(Clerked for the defense; Prosecution of Indian in treaty rights fishing case, dismissed during trial.)
Silva v. Farrish, Case No. 21-616 (2nd Cir. 2022)(United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit reversed and held, among other things, Native American Plaintiffs had standing to assert Native American fishing treaty rights)
New York v. Gerrod T. Smith, Case No. 08101351 (Southampton Town Court, NY), removed, Case No. 08-cv-4422 (E.D.N.Y.), No. 09-3701 (2nd Cir.)(Proseuction of Indian in treaty rights fishing case, dismissed before trial.)
Pol v. Ashirov, Index No. 4557/2009 (Queens County Supreme Court, 2009)(Mortgage foreclosure case against Kazhakstani immigrants, dismissed after trial.)
United States Ex Rel. Vallejo v. Investronica, Inc., 2 F. Supp. 2d 330 (W.D.N.Y. 1998) (A jurisdictional decision involving the United States and Spain, holding that the United States District Court had jurisdiction under the federal False Claims Act involving claims of US customs fraud.)
United States v. Zachary C. Williams, Case No. cr-10-216 (W.D.O.K. 2011)(Lead defense counsel; Jury acquital on 5 out of 6 counts at trial involving allegations of pharmaceutical law violations on Native American territory.)
United States v. James Gray, et al, Case No. 12 CR 569 (N.D.N.Y. 2012) (Original lead defense counsel until disqualified by motion of the U.S. government; Jury acquittal of 3 defendants on all counts involving allegations of gaming on Indigenous territory; dismissal against remaining 2 defendants after trial by motion of the U.S. government.)
Zhenny Wang v. Curtis J. Tompkins, in his official capacity as President of Michigan Technological University (12th Circuit Court, MI, 1992) (A mandamus case; Internal university finding of scientific misconduct against a Chinese academic, reversed after an internal university rehearing.)