Mark D. Snider joined the faculty at the Baylor Law School during the fall of 2012. Immediately prior to joining Baylor University, Mr. Snider was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Florida.
Mr. Snider did his undergraduate work at the University of Virginia, where he received his B.A., with Distinction. Mr. Snider then attended the University of Illinois College of Law where he obtained his J.D., summa cum laude. He served on the University of Illinois Law Review, was recognized as a Harno Fellow and member of the Order of the Coif and received several honors and awards, including the Harker Prize as Valedictorian, multiple Rickert Awards and a Hough Scholarship Award.
Mr. Snider subsequently obtained his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, which is recognized as having one of the top graduate tax programs in the country. While in the graduate tax program at the Levin College of Law Mr. Snider worked as a research assistant for Professor Martin J. McMahon, Jr. and received several awards. As a result of his work in the LL.M. program, Mr. Snider was selected by the graduate tax faculty at the Levin College of Law to become their Visiting Assistant Professor.
Mr. Snider has worked as an attorney for over twenty years, representing both public and privately held clients principally in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, commercial financing transactions, business formations, other complex business transactions and tax matters. Mr. Snider has been a partner in law firms based in Chicago, Illinois and Florida. He has also worked in house and for several years served as an officer and the general counsel of a national service company, formed by one of the largest public utilities in the Upper Midwest and Northwest to provide heating, ventilating and plumbing services to residential and commercial customers located in major metropolitan markets throughout the United States.
Mr. Snider will be teaching various business law, securities law and tax law courses. His academic interests and scholarship are focused on issues relating to business transactions, corporate governance, tax and tax policy.
Mr. Snider and his wife, Tina, have two daughters.