Munford Page Hall, II
January 8, 1948 – October 29, 2020
The attorneys and staff at Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg are saddened to announce the passing of our partner and friend, Munford Page Hall, II. He was a mentor and colleague who touched many lives beyond the firm and in the community. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Following his graduation from Duke University in 1970, Page was an officer in the United States Air Force flying the F-4 Phantom II fighter jet. After his service in the Air Force, Page enrolled at American University, where he earned his J.D., magna cum laude, and an M.A. in international affairs. Prior to joining AMS in 2007, Page practiced international trade law with other Washington, D.C. firms.
Jim Adduci, founding partner of the firm, recalls Page as “a consummate lawyer; huge heart; big time fighter pilot; dear friend.”
Tom Schaumberg describes Page as “One of the loveliest people I’ve ever known – always happy, always cheerful, always a good word for everyone around him… His big shoes will be hard to fill, both as a partner and a highly respected member of our profession. I’ll miss him.”
Lou Mastriani remembers Page as “not only a true and loyal partner, but a lawyer with a remarkable expertise in customs and international trade law who was uniformly respected by his peers in the private bar, the government, and his clients. Page made an indelible and profound impression on everyone he came into contact with, and we were all the better for having known him.”
Page was an international trade and customs attorney with over forty years of experience practicing before U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Customs and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. Court of International Trade, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Page’s experience spanned the entire range of customs and international trade law, and he was well known to many in the customs and international trade community. Throughout his career, Page took a special interest in mentoring and providing guidance to countless young attorneys. He also led the international trade and customs community through his active role in the American Association of Exporters and Importers, Customs and International Trade Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Federal Circuit Bar Association, ITC Trial Lawyers Association, Virginia State Bar Association, and Washington International Trade Association.
The firm’s Managing Partner, Deanna Tanner Okun, shared that, “what I loved most about Page was his willingness to mentor every person who worked with him. He was a terrific lawyer and a wonderful person who always had a positive outlook. Our entire AMS family mourns the passing of Page and expresses our deepest condolences to his family and friends.”