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About Zel Saccani, licensed attorney and certified court interpreter

ZEL SACCANI, LICENSED FLORIDA AND D.C. ATTORNEY <br> LICENSED COURT INTERPRETER IN TEXAS AND FLORIDALong before becoming an attorney, translator and interpreter, Zel Saccani was fascinated by foreign languages and cultures. Born in the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona, he grew up in Tucson, one hour north of the Mexican border, where he lived until the age of fourteen. While attending the boarding school of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, he spent his eleventh grade year in Barcelona, Spain, where he acquired a love and a mastery of the Spanish language.

After completing his high school studies in the United States, Zel moved to Los Angeles, California, where he attended Occidental College and graduated magna cum laude with a double major in German and Public Policy. At Occidental, he began his translation career by preparing numerous English translations for the College and for his own academic endeavors and pursuits.

Upon graduating from Occidental College, Zel worked as a paralegal at a Los Angeles law firm, where he combined his language skills with his interest in the law in order to assist foreign-born clients with their immigration and civil matters. During this time, Zel also assisted the firm's immigration attorneys by translating numerous client documents into English.

In 1995, Zel moved to Florida, where he started working as a paralegal at a Fort Lauderdale law firm. While at the firm, Zel used his language skills to service its main client, a multi-national automobile rental company, with its diverse language needs. His knowledge of foreign languages allowed him to translate documents, draft correspondence, and work as a liaison with foreign counsel and consulates on various clients' behalf.

Before attending law school at the University of Miami, Zel studied at the Università degli Studi di Trento (Trento University) in northern Italy. During law school, Zel audited Italian and Portuguese classes at the University of Miami's College of Arts and Sciences. He also completed various bilingual (Spanish and English) law classes at the University of Miami School of Law and won the CALI award for academic achievement for his performance in the University's Spanish Commercial Law class, among others.

After graduating cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law in May 2000, Zel passed the Florida Bar in September 2000. One month later, he started Saccani Legal and Business Translations, and he continues to serve as the company's president.

In May 2006, Saccani moved the company to Brownsville, Texas., attending the Centro Universitario del Noreste, a Mexican law school in the neighboring border city of Matamoros. In January 2011, SLBT opened an office in Houston, Texas, and since then, Saccani has become active in that city's international business community as a member of the Greater Houston Partnership, World Affairs Council and various bi-national chambers of commerce.

In October 2015, Saccani Legal and Business Translations completed fifteen years of operations. Both Zel Saccani and his wife and business partner, Korinna Saccani, look forward to many more years of service to clients from our Houston and Brownsville offices!

Voting member of the American Translators Association (ATA)

Zel Saccani of Saccani Legal and Business Translations has been a voting member of the American Translators Association since 2015.
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