Recognized Professionals

Export Advisors, Inc.

Export Advisors, Inc., founded in 2005, partners with privately-held exporters to help them increase their after-tax income by utilizing the IC-DISC program. Its strategic business focus has resulted in proprietary programs, processes, and systems that help companies keep their IC-DISC’s running smoothly. IC-DISC stands for Interest Charge Domestic International Sales Corporation and is also referred to as a “DISC”. The DISC is an incentive program for exporters, part of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code since 1971.

Contact: David Spray

Phone: 01.832.654.9889; Fax: 01.832.413.5402
6610 Malibu Dr., Suite 300, Houston, TX 77092, U.S.A.


As the nation’s second largest immigration law firm, Foster has the experience and resources to provide comprehensive business immigration solutions. Expertise, experience and availability in the complete breadth of immigration services makes Foster the strategic choice for employers worldwide. Foster shares a commitment to providing responsive, personalized services that earns the confidence and trust of employers and employees alike.

Contact: Robert Loughran

Phone: 01.832.369.4642, or 01.713.229.8733; Fax: 01.713. 228.1303
3 Greenway Plaza, Suite 800, Houston, Texas 77046, U.S.A.

Givens & Johnston, PLLC

A law firm dedicated to U.S. import and export trade regulation issues. The firm, whose principal (Robert Givens) has experience as a former U.S. Customs official honed by more than thirty-five years of private practice, regularly represents importers and exporters in a wide variety of industries, having one common objective – efficiently managing or overcoming regulatory obstacles.  The firm’s six lawyers, with combined experience of one hundred plus years, guide clients skillfully through a maze of laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and enforcement agents.

Contact: Scott Johnston

Phone: 01.713.932.1540; Toll Free:01.800.285.8042; Fax: 01.713.932.1542
950 Echo Lane, Suite 360, Houston, Texas 77024-2788, U.S.A.

Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P.

Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom , founded in 2000, is a Texas litigation boutique with offices in Houston, Dallas and Austin. The firm's principal strengths are in the areas of Labor and Employment Counseling and Litigation, Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation, State and Federal Appeals, Tort, Energy and Commercial Litigation and Commercial Litigation. The firm’s employment law attorneys represent employers in all aspects of employment law. They handle with diligence, grace and ease complex employment litigation in state and federal courts throughout Texas as well as before a variety of governmental agencies, including the EEOC, TWC, DOL, OSHA and the NLRB. They also regularly counsel their clients on a variety of issues, including terminations, drug and alcohol issues, employee safety concerns, employment contracts, handbooks and policies, leaves of absence, hiring, promotion and training.

Contact: James M. Cleary, Jr.

Phone: 01.713.632.1775; Fax: 01.713.222.0101
808 Travis, Suite 1800, Houston, Texas 77002-5718, U.S.A.

One Source Risk Management and Funding, Inc.

Founded in 1998, One Source Risk Management and Funding, Inc. is one of the fastest growing specialty brokers of trade credit and political risk insurance in the U.S. One Source approaches the market from a credit and service perspective in order to make sure clients get the best possible program for their particular needs. With unique service capabilities, experts from the Insurance, Banking and Credit fields, and resources of its parent organization, Seafax, Inc., One Source provides clients with unparalleled service levels. Their unique client information service team has broken records by working to reestablish lost buyer coverage for their clients. Companies appreciate the experience and knowledge One Source industry experts bring to the negotiation table when developing a Credit Risk Mitigation program.

Contact: Miguel Carranza

Phone: 01.281.566.3309; Fax:
4606 Riverstone Blvd, Missouri City, Texas 77459, U.S.A.

Patterson + Sheridan, L.L.P. 

Through its nationwide network of law offices, Patterson + Sheridan, L.L.P. provides its diverse client base with comprehensive legal services essential to obtaining, maintaining, protecting and transferring intellectual property rights for products, processes and services. The Firm's experience and capability span the full scope of intellectual property issues, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, licensing, and unfair competition. We provide our clients with legal services and counseling to establish, maintain, and enforce their intellectual property rights. The Firm's clients benefit from a network of foreign agents and legal counsel that extends to most countries of the world. As such, we facilitate a global strategy for obtaining, maintaining and enforcing intellectual property rights.

Contact: W. Bruce Patterson

Phone: 01.713.623.4844; Fax: 01.713.623.4846
24 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1600, Houston, Texas 77046, U.S.A.

Rhem P.C.

John Rhem’s practice focuses on corporate and business matters and transactions, including the formation and organization of all types of entities (such as corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and professional entities), acquisitions and mergers, strategic alliances, joint ventures, sales of businesses and assets, divestitures, liquidations and terminations, private placements, venture capital financings, commercial land acquisitions, general real estate matters, project financing transactions, employment agreements and separations, business contracts, and general business matters, with an emphasis on the tax aspects of such transactions.

Contact: John F. Rhem

Phone: 01.713.652.2144 Ext.118; Fax: 01.713.652.2424
2121 Sage Road, Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77056 U.S.A.


RSM US LLP is the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with more than 8,000 people in 80 offices nationwide. It is a licensed CPA firm and the U.S. member of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with more than 37,000 people in over 110 countries. RSM uses its deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of clients to help them succeed.

Contact: Lynn A. Kealy

Phone: 01.713.580.0393; Fax: 01.713.625.3535
1330 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 2400, Houston, Texas 77056, U.S.A.

Stephen E. Handel, Attorney at Law

Serving as an international attorney, counselor and negotiator since 1972, Handel offers clients goal-oriented legal solutions to the myriad of contracting issues encountered in global markets, such as those related to contracts for sale and purchase of goods, services and software, sales representation and distribution agreements, know-how licensing, transnational joint venture agreements, manufacturing agreements, compliance with anti-corruption laws and regulations, and threshold advice on compliance with U.S.A. export trade regulations, among other matters. He is often involved in structuring, drafting and assisting in negotiation of relevant contracts.

Contact: Stephen E. Handel

Phone: 01.713.256.4562
6322 Haskell St., Unit B, Houston, Texas 77007-2092, U.S.A.

The Law Offices of Odom & Davis

Defense & consulting respecting U.S. Federal & State criminal laws

Contact: Wendell A. Odom, Jr.

Phone: 01.713.223.5575; Fax: 01. 713.223.5575
440 Louisiana, Suite 200, Houston, Texas 77002, U.S.A.