About

Founded in 2009 through the collaboration of American and Vietnamese attorneys, TDL International Law Firm envisions the need for globalized legal representation in today’s worldwide market.  TDL provides strategic, tailored, and cost-effective international business legal services and solutions to small- to medium-sized companies and non-profit organizations looking to expand globally.

With a multi-jurisdictional law firm, TDL has been and continues to serve these business entities to expand their operations to over four (4) continents and over ten (10) countries, including France, Spain, China, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, Malaysia, United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, and many other countries. Moreover, our legal team and staff are fluent in more than a combined six (8) languages, including Vietnamese, Spanish, English, Thai, French, Portuguese, Italian, Hindi, Urdu, and Arabic.


Our principles have proven to:
  • Earn our clients’ trust
  • Build an international reputation
  • Attract thousands of individuals and businesses, successfully dealing with international legal needs in a cost-efficient fashion.
We’ve always cherished the three pillars which our firm has always stood upon:
  • A Multilingual and Multicultural environment
  • Innovative and solutions oriented
  • A Commitment for Ethics and Efficiency without jeopardizing Quality.

We stand by:

A Multilingual and Multicultural environment

Understanding global business requirements and needs, TDL offers outstanding legal services with a professional team from different backgrounds and walks of life who are sensible, aware, and understand cultural differences. Our attorneys live, work, and travel abroad, thus understand the importance of diversity both in the United States and other countries around the world.  We treat every Client as our own family member, providing them with intimate, personalized, and top-quality legal advice and customer service.

Innovative and solutions oriented

With our legal principles and our desire for outstanding customer service being our first and foremost value, we adapt to our clients’ specific requirements and work on the most suited solutions leading to success.

A Commitment for Ethics and Efficiency without jeopardizing Quality

On par with our passion for global needs and solution-oriented results, TDL empowers and equip small- to medium-sized organizations to think and expand globally through reasonable, competent, efficient, ethical, and proactive legal services. That is due to the simple fact, as it is the core of TDL’s mission statement.

TDL International Law Firm’s Professional Team:

Ken Dat Duong, Esq.

Ken Dat Duong, Esq.

Managing Partner

Ken D. Dương, Esq. is the founding partner of TDL International Law Firm, APLC in 2009 and  is currently working in the Vietnam office; however, he also works remotely in the HQ office. His areas of practice include domestic and international business and corporate law, estate  planning, taxation, and immigration. Ken also succesfully represented the following legal matters (click the document to zoom in):

Ken Duong's Representative Matters

Dan X. Nguyen, Esq.

Dan X. Nguyen, Esq.

Managing Attorney at Orange County Office

Dan X. Nguyen joins the Fountain Valley TDL International Law Firm, APLC as Of Counsel in May 2011. He brings his years of experience in corporate and business transactions as well as an entrepreneur to serve his clients and bring added value to their experience in working with him. His Areas of Practice are Business Law, Corporate Law, Business Entity Formation, Negotiations, Advisory.

William Dos Santos, Double M. B. A.

William Dos Santos, Double M. B. A.

Director of Marketing & Communication

William Dos Santos has acquired and directed multiple businesses across the world over the past ten years and provides an extensive international business and marketing expertise to the team and, passion to each project he works on. He earned a Double Master’s degree in International Business Administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California, and Master’s degree in teaching. William also helped create TDL International Law Firm since 2009.

Carter Nickel

Carter Nickel

Carter is one of our senior lawyers. He’s with us since 1995 and he’s proven himself to be one of the most frequently winning civil litigation legal shark in the sea!

Mary Dime

Mary Dime

Mary comes from a real legal dynasty. Just like the previous 7 generations of her kin, she’s a lawyer and a pretty good one. Her commercial law acts are all short and winning!

Tommy Duong

Tommy Duong

Operations Director

Tommy Duong is our Operations Director. He has over 10 years experience as an investment and financial advisor focusing on personal investment management. He is responsible for maintaining strong business relationships with clients to determine their financial needs. Tommy works with clients to determine their goals, provide market information and economic updates.

Steven Pfeiffer

Steven Pfeiffer

Intern

Nguyen Thanh Tam grew up in Lam Dong province, highland area of Vietnam. She is a dynamic student who currently pursuing Business Law at University of Economics and Law in Ho Chi Minh city. Ranging from her two-year time working in the international youth run organization AIESEC and other domestic and international social activities, she has developed leadership, written and oral communication skills, patience, and ability to work both in a team and independently. She is trying to be a better version of herself everyday. Her dream is to become a good lawyer because she believe as a lawyer she can make a difference in her own life and others’ lives.

Andrew Quarter

Andrew Quarter

Mr. Quarter has moved to Houston from LA. There he’s been vocal in winning any Employment law cases, standing right behind workers’ rights all the time…

Arthur Halfpence

Arthur Halfpence

Mr. Halfpence never does anything in half… He’s always fully dedicated to a case (or cases) he’s on and he diligently manages to win them each time (198 cases out of 199)…

Donald Buckster

Donald Buckster

Mr. Buckster is probably one of the most well-known former judges in the state of Texas. Now he is a highly experienced and accomplished lawyer we are proud to house!

Ben Edwards

Ben Edwards

Though Benjamin is our youngest paralegal and lawyer, his assistance has proven to be priceless. In more than 300 cases he took part in so far, his contribution has always been really vital.

Steven Twobill

Steven Twobill

Steven’s career have initially started out at a free legal consulting practice in Austin, TX. After some time, he switched to helping people within our team…

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FAQ

the most popular questions

Q: Is the first consultation completely free?

A:  We understand how much of a thought should one give before making that final decision of hiring a lawyer…

That is why our first consultation was, is and will always remain to be FREE of charge.

The $1 bill that you will have to pay is plain and simple reserved solely for one technical reason.
That is so a lawyer must be in at least some way hired or paid to so to be obliged to the “confidentiality rule”…

Q: How will I be kept informed of my case throughout the whole process?

A: We value the huge importance of lawyer-client communication and we always keep the transparency between attorney and a client.

Although we would like to talk to you bi-weekly on the phone, that would be neither practical nor productive.  Legal matters are known to be stretched in time and so we think it’s best of all to keep you updated on the new comings.  To you, it may often seem like ages have gone by with no activity or actions taking place. However, in reality, much behind-the-scenes paperwork never one but paralegals will do is being completed. All for a sole goal, that on the day your matter is ready with no smallest issue overlooked.  In order to keep the price of legal services down while extending communications, we will work to keep you informed when anything important happens. So to respond to your questions in a reasonable time, we’ll reserve a weekly phone connection.  In addition, we will inform you when your presence is required, either in our office or in court.

Q: What will the legal service cost?

A: First and foremost, each of our clients is fully entitled to know exactly of the pricing. So at your very first visit, we’ll give you an approximation of what your fee will be looking like at the end of the day.  We encourage a frank, open discussion about our fees with each client at the time of the first interview.

Usually, and in our company’s case as well, the lawyer on the case gets paid under various fee arrangements. Such as:
Hourly fee:

On an hourly fee basis, fees are based on an hourly rate for services which were provided by our team and individual lawyers and paralegals.  A detailed, itemized bill will be given to you showing all work done on your case.

Flat fee:

When counted within the flat fee basis, your legal bill is a fixed sum for agreed upon services.  In such an arrangement of fees, no in-detail accounting will be made.

Contingency fee:

On a contingency fee basis, your legal fees will be based on the amount of recovery and productivity we get for you in the court.

This approach basically means – no recovery, no fee.  You may have the option of choosing this plan in lieu of hourly charges.  Not all cases qualify for the contingency basis; we will tell you if yours does.

Other potential fees:

A pre-payment type of legal fee is usually required in order to begin to process your matter and you will be kept advised as to how that pre-payment is being used. We’ll always keep you up with detailed bills and payments made on your case’s behalf.

Certain cases may have a minimum fee.  This means that no hourly accounting will be made unless excess time is expended.

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