Dale Stackhouse chairs Ice Miller's International Group and co-chairs its Regulatory Compliance Group. His practice focuses on international trade, regulatory compliance, commercial agreements and foreign investment. In addition, Stackhouse handles a variety of general business, corporate and transactional matters for domestic and international clients.
Dale has done extensive work for clients in various manufacturing industries, including steel, automotive, inks and printing, glass, plastics, chemicals, films, industrial and agricultural machinery, military parts and equipment and medical devices. He also has a number of not-for-profit clients and clients that are involved in various service industries, such as software, sports and entertainment, distribution and logistics, higher education and scrap processing.
Dale is the author of numerous publications on international law issues, and he has addressed groups throughout the country on topics related to international trade, commercial agreements, customs, antiboycott, export compliance and licensing (including International Traffic in Arms Regulations, Bank for International Settlements, and Office of Foreign Assets Control), North American Free Trade Agreement, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, antidumping, relocating employees internationally and foreign investment. He also helps clients manage the tax, employee benefit and employment law issues that arise when they hire employees in foreign countries or move employees across borders.
Dale joined Ice Miller in 1989 and began full time work at the Firm after one year of practice with a Japanese law firm located in Tokyo.
Dale has written, negotiated, and terminated hundreds of domestic and international agreements covering all aspects of commercial relationships, including distributorships, supply agreements, joint ventures, manufacturing agreements, toll processing arrangements, dealerships, agency agreements, logistics agreements, and terms and conditions for clients in the manufacturing, military, medical, chemical, steel, automotive, plastics and agricultural industries.
Dale also helps clients establish and implement regulatory compliance programs and respond to government inquiries and investigations, particularly in the international trade area. He regularly handles matters involving antitrust, antidumping, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, antiboycott, Customs, NAFTA, ITAR, BIS, and OFAC issues.