Professor Snider joined the faculty at the Baylor Law School during the fall of 2012, bringing over twenty years of extensive experience in business, transactional and tax law matters. Professor Snider teaches various upper level business law and tax law courses at Baylor, including Venture Capital Transactions, Public Company Securities Law, Corporate Taxation and Partnership Taxation. Professor Snider also teaches Business Law Capstone courses and courses on Taxable and Tax-Deferred Mergers and Acquisitions and Basic Tax Principles for Lawyers.
Professor Snider completed his undergraduate work at the University of Virginia, where he received his B.A., with Distinction. He then attended the University of Illinois College of Law, where he obtained his J.D., summa cum laude. While at the University of Illinois, Professor Snider 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.
Professor Snider subsequently obtained his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, widely recognized as having one of the top graduate tax law programs in the country. As a result of his work in the graduate tax law program, Professor Snider received several academic awards and was selected to become a Visiting Assistant Professor in Taxation at the Levin College of Law by the members of the graduate tax faculty.
Professor Snider has worked as an attorney for over twenty years, principally representing public and privately held companies, banks, financial institutions and individuals in the areas of business formations, mergers, acquisitions and business dispositions, financing transactions, other complex business transactions and tax matters. Professor Snider was a partner in a several large law firms based in Chicago, Illinois, including Schiff Hardin & Waite, and in law firms based in Florida. Professor Snider also served as the general counsel and an officer of a national services company, formed by one of the largest public utilities in the Upper Midwest and Northwest, where he was responsible for all aspects of the legal function for the company and its subsidiaries throughout the United States, including negotiating and documenting strategic alliances, mergers, acquisitions and business dispositions.
Professor Snider’s current academic interests and scholarship are focused on issues relating to business entities, business transactions, corporate governance, tax and tax policy.