Professor Snider joined the faculty at the Baylor Law School during the fall of 2012, bringing with him over twenty years of 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, Partnership Taxation and Basic Tax Principles for Lawyers. He also teaches a Taxation of Mergers and Acquisitions course and various Business Law Capstone courses.
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.
Subsequently, Professor Snider 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 was selected by the members of the graduate tax faculty to become, and served as, the Visiting Assistant Professor in Taxation at the Levin College of Law until he came to Baylor.
Professor Snider was a partner at several law firms, including Schiff Hardin & Waite in Chicago, and the general counsel of a national services company headquartered in Florida. His extensive practice experience includes 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’s current academic interests and scholarship are focused on issues relating to business entities, business transactions, corporate governance, tax and tax policy.