John E. Chaffin has practiced law for 40 years in Texas and California. Mr. Chaffin has been involved in the commercialization of new technology in the inkjet printing business for the Memjet Group. He has also managed Chaffin and Associates, Inc. which has been a consultant to importers and overseas manufacturers of wood panel products. Prior to 2007, for 17 years Mr. Chaffin was involved in importing from Malaysia, Indonesia, Brazil and China as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the largest tropical hardwood plywood importer in the U. S. In this position, he was responsible for all corporate compliance, dealings with U. S. Customs, all labor and employment issues, contract drafting and negotiations, state and federal regulations, establishing and maintaining overseas offices and employees, foreign trade finance agreements, and casualty loss recoveries. Mr. Chaffin is an active member of several international trade and legal associations and maintains a worldwide network of international contacts.

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