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Over 30 years experience in legal translations

Founded in Stockholm in 1989 by a New York attorney, TransLegal remains the only translation company whose translators are all lawyer-linguists licensed to practice in their home jurisdictions.

Our Team

Michael G. Lindner, B.A., J.D.

Founder, TransLegal Group
Admitted to the Connecticut Bar and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Practiced law in a private law firm in the area of civil litigation.
Translator authorised by the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency.

Mandesa Anthony Hedlund, B.A. (Oxon.), M.Sc.

CEO, TransLegal Sweden AB
Law Degree, Oxford University. Master's in Law and Accounting from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Admitted to the Bar of England and Wales 2000. Experience from both chambers and an international commercial law firm in London.
Translator authorised by the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency.
DORA Certified Compliance Specialist

Robin A. Bernstein, B.A., J.D.

Director of Teaching
Member of the New York Bar Association.
In the U.S., practiced in a general civil litigation firm in Washington, D.C. and as an assistant District Attorney in New York City.
In Sweden, worked pro bono at the Stockholm District Court providing witness support and giving legal advice at Alla Kvinnors Hus, a women's shelter.

Robert N. Houser, B.A., J.D., LL.M.

Director of Language Assessment Services
Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Practiced commercial and tort law litigation including numerous trials and appeals before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.
Master’s degree in European Law from Stockholm University. Lecturer in EC Procedural Law and coach of the Stockholm University European Moot Court 1997-1998, 1999-2002. Director of EC Procedural Law (2001-2002) at Stockholm University.
Co-author (TransLegal) of the “International Legal English” book published by Cambridge University Press.

Randy G. Sklaver, B.A., J.D.

Director of Computer-Assisted Translation
Degrees from Brandeis University (B.A.) and University of California, Los Angeles (J.D.).
Admitted to the California Bar and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Practiced general civil litigation at the trial court and appellate levels at private law firms in San Francisco, CA.

David Shaw, LL.B.

Of Counsel
Master's Degree, Oxford University.
Trained in the City and West End of London in aircraft and ship finance and commercial dispute resolution. Qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (1991).
Practiced as a Solicitor at Bircham Dyson Bell and Sherrards.
Lecturer at the College of Law of England and Wales on the Linklaters and Allen & Overy Legal Practice Courses, and assessor in legal drafting. Senior Lecturer in International Banking Law at City Banking College. Visiting Lecturer in Business Law at the Westminster Business School at the University of Westminster.
Edited and contributed to several business and corporate law text books in the UK. Lectured in European Corporate Law and Legal English at the University of Lund.

Thomas B. Mann, B.A., J.D., LL.M.

Vice President, Translegal Group
Legal education in the United States at American University and LL.M. in German law from Heidelberg University.
Admitted to the Illinois Bar and to the United States Federal Court for the District of Illinois.
Member of the American Bar Association.
Practiced corporate and commercial law in a private law firm in Chicago from 1987 – 1992.

Michael Krallman, B.A., BSc., LLM, MA

Law degree from the University of Sheffield, business degree from the University of London, Masters in Law from the University of Nottingham and Masters in Translation Studies from the University of Birmingham.
Former UK solicitor and patents litigator.
Authorised translator from Norwegian to English.

Neil Clarke, B.A., M.A.(Econ), J.D., LL.M.

Of Counsel
Admitted to the New York and California Bars and various federal courts.
Legal education in the United States at Duke University and an LL.M. in French law from the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas).
Practiced in large firms in California, New York, Philadelphia and Paris. Established own firm in New York, with a focus on securities law, mergers and acquisitions and general business law.

William Yeago, B.A., J.D., LL.M.

Degrees, Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Sophia University in Tokyo, the Sorbonne in Paris. Certified English teacher (ESL/EFL) by the California State Board of Education and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). Studied law at the University of California – San Francisco, Oxford University (Magdalen college), and the University of Paris II (Assas-Panthéon).
Admitted to the California Bar, the United States Federal Court for the Northern District of California, the California Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Practiced corporate appellate law for 10 years.
Adjunct Professor of Foreign Law and Languages at the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), the University of Paris I (Sorbonne). Head Lecturer and Bar Examiner at the Paris Bar Association Legal Training Centre (EFB).
Contributor to the Cambridge University Press book “International Legal English” and advisor for the University of Cambridge ESOL “International Legal English Certificate” (ILEC) examination.