Why be a lawyer? For me, the answer is simple: To share the stories my clients entrust to me.
I’ve always been drawn to people’s stories. I guess that’s why, when my 8th-grade English teacher asked us to write a paper about the job we wanted as grown-ups, I picked newspaper reporter. And so began my journalism career. From humble beginnings at a middle-school newspaper (which was really just a few photocopied pages of typing paper), through high school and college papers, and a few years reporting and editing as a professional journalist, I learned to ask people questions. I learned to listen to and hear their answers, and to tell their stories.
In many ways, I still have that same job. My clients trust me with stories about some of the most important events in their lives. I have the honor of giving voice to those stories.
These days, my work focuses on protecting my clients’ business assets—their income, their equipment and their ideas. For these business clients, my job is to:
· Present their stories in a compelling way throughout the litigation process
· Draft and negotiate agreements that meet clients’ business goals and protect their interests
· Get the right insurance in place
· Protect trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets
I’ve also made protecting the rights of children a priority, in my life and in my career. That is why I am not only a business lawyer, but also a family law attorney with a child-centered practice. This practice is designed to help parents maintain strong, loving and empowering relationships with their children through the divorce or separation process.
|MN||Authorized to Practice||1998||07/15/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Distinguished Service Award||Children's Law Center of Minnesota||2014|
|Volunteer Attorney of the Month September 2011||Children's Law Center of Minnesota||2011|
|Partner||Rubric Legal||2014 - Present|
|Partner||Snyder Gislason Frasier LLC||2010 - 2014|
|Owner||Law Offices of Chad A Snyder LLC||2007 - 2010|
|Attorney||Zelle Hofmann Voelbel Mason & Gette||1998 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Conflict Resolution Minnesota||Board Member||2013 - Present|
|William Mitchell College of Law Journal of Law and Practice||Cargill v. Ace American Ins. Co.: The Minnesota Supreme Court Reminds Us Of The Value of Every 2-Year-Old’s Favorite Question||2012|
|University of Iowa College of Law||Juris Doctorate||1998|
|The Intersection of Estate Planning and Family Law||Family Law||2012|
|Helping Homeowners Rise Above the Ashes of Foreclosure||Truth in Lending Act||2012|
Posted by Kim
Tue Oct 24 2017
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