Joseph Kavan - Pawn Expo speaker

Joseph Kavan

Joseph Kavan

Firearms Dealer Liability

Mr. Kavan is a senior partner in the firm’s Omaha office and the founder and chair of the firm’s National Firearms Practice Group. Mr. Kavan has a deep expertise in the understanding, analysis and application of the statutes, rules, regulations and interpretations of the National Firearms Act, the Gun Control Act of 1968, the Arms Export Control Act, the International Trafficking in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Regulations and state laws and local ordinances related to firearms dealers, gunsmiths, manufacturers of firearms and ammunitions and firearms importer and exporters. Mr. Kavan represents entities involved in the firearms industry in their licensure, regulation, structure, organization, financing and ongoing compliance.

Mr. Kavan regularly interacts with state and federal regulators including the BATFE, U.S. State Department, U.S. Department of Commerce as well as the offices of various states’ attorneys general and local enforcement authorities. Mr. Kavan is well versed in firearms regulation and licensure as well as acquisition, disposition and financing of entities involved in the firearms industry and regularly advises and assists entities and individuals involved in structuring and financing transactions in the firearms industry as well as advising clients in the firearms industry with respect to federal, state and local laws and regulations related to firearms.

Mr. Kavan is a National Rifle Association Certified Instructor, a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Hunter Safety Firearms Instructor and a Nebraska State Patrol Certified Concealed Carry Instructor. He is a lifelong hunter and competitive target shooter.