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Nathaniel L. Tarlow, Esq

Citizenship: USA

Languages: English, Spanish

Nathaniel “Nate” Tarlow is an attorney and one of the founding partners of the law firm Laird Valdez, LLP in Houston, Texas.  Due to his travels throughout the world and his sensitivity to international cultural issues Tarlow brings a wealth of knowledge to the tourism industry and combines legal knowledge with tourism knowledge. Tarlow has traveled the world and learn about tourism and how it affects local economies and customs.

In his Houston Texas practice, Tarlow represents a very diverse clientele and is accustomed to approaching legal matters and business matters from a culturally appropriate and international perspective.  Some of Tarlow’s achievements have garnered him recognition and awards both inside the United States and also internationally.  In 2008, Tarlow was designated as one of the top 10 heroes of the Republic of Honduras by the “El Heraldo” newspaper for a legal victory involving a deported Honduran citizen. Tarlow’s law practice has a strong international component and represents clients of various national and ethnic backgrounds.

Tarlow is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, with a double major in History and in Latin American Studies. During his university years, Tarlow worked for the Texas Rural Development Council and honed his skills as a writer and communicator. Tarlow is fluent in both English and Spanish. Upon graduation, Tarlow came to understand multiple aspects of the tourism industry through his work in the marketing department of the Mirage Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas, Nevada), and also as a bi-lingual tour guide with the United States Federal Government at the Hoover Dam.  These work experiences helped Tarlow to understand the needs of various aspects of the tourism industry and the impact of customer service within the industry.  Tarlow has utilized good people skills and the ability to interact productively with people from diverse racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds as a part of his legal practice.

Tarlow graduated from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas in 2004. During law school, Mr. Tarlow clerked under Justice Linda R. Yanez of the Thirteenth District Court of Appeals and also worked for the law firm of Schneider and McKinney, PC.  Tarlow was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award twice during law school, and was a leading advocate for his team in their first place finish in the Spurgeon Bell Memorial Mock Trial tournament. After passing the bar exam and helping to found the Laird Valez law firm, Tarlow traveled throughout much of Asia and Africa. Tarlow bring a wealth of knowledge to the world of tourism through legal skills and his numerous international travels.

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