Archive | September 2012

Firm Co-Sponsoring Lithuanian Trade Office Program in Buffalo

On October 25 in Buffalo, New York, the Law Offices of Jon P. Yormick Co. LPA, with the Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA), International Division, is co-sponsoring a lunchtime program  “Lithuania: Gateway to Europe.”

The program will feature presentations from the Co-Directors of the Lithuanian Trade Office who will discuss opportunities for trade and investment in Lithuania, as well as its logistics strengths that provide access to the mature European Union market.  Co-Directors, Ingrida Bublys and Linas Klimavicius, will highlight some of the strong sectors in Lithuania, such as biotech, medical devices, clinical trials, and lasers and electronics.  International business and trade attorney, Jon Yormick, will also discuss cross-border contract issues for U.S. and Canadian companies to consider when establishing business relationships with Lithuanian partners.

Erie County Executive, Mark C. Poloncarz, will welcome those attending the meeting and kick-off the program which will be held from 12:00-2:00 pm on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, at the D’Youville Center for Profession Studies, located in The Innovation Center, 640 Ellicott St., Buffalo 14203.  Supporting organizations include the Binational Alliance, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Empire State Development, U.S. Department of Commerce, Export Assistance Center.  Moog Medical Devices Group has also been invited to attend and share comments on the company’s investment and operations in Lithuania.

For more information and registration, please contact Maryann Stein at +1.716.856.6525 or email at, or go to




Yormick Selected as Instructor for International Trade Certification Program

International business and trade attorney, Jon Yormick, will be an instructor for the International Trade Certification Program being offered jointly by the World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara and Speed Global Services.  Business leaders completing the 10-week program will earn Advanced Certification in International Commerce & World Trade Center Trade Expert (TE) Accreditation.

Yormick will teach Module Two: Export Controls, Customs and Documentation.  This module will focus on federal laws and regulations governing the export and import of goods and technologies and doing business abroad, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Customs Modernization Act (the Mod Act), and economic sanctions programs administered and enforced by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

The International Trade Certification Program runs from September 11 through November 13, 2012.  Classes will be held each Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 – 5:00 PM at Speed Global Services.  For more information and to register, please visit or