Robert A. Snyder, Jr.
- Tax Advice and Planning
- Partnership & LLC Law
- Mergers and Acquisitions
Bob Snyder is the chair of the tax practice group for Thomas & Libowitz. This practice area involves federal and state tax research, advice, and planning for the firm’s clients in a variety of areas ranging from joint ventures and business transactions to real estate and personal tax matters for individuals. It also includes the representation of clients at all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service and before the United States Tax Court.
He has represented some of the largest privately held companies in the country in mergers, acquisitions, structuring tax motivated transactions and providing federal and state tax advice and planning for the companies and their owners. He was a key player in structuring the transaction which involved the purchase of the Baltimore Ravens.
Mr. Snyder has a broad background in complex subchapter C, K and S issues and tax planning; stock bonus and stock option plans; executive compensation; method of accounting issues; Section 501(c)(3) and other tax exempt organization issues, and tax issues relating to real estate acquisition, ownership, disposition and development. He has represented clients at all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service including audit, appeal, collection and the national office.
He has structured and restructured numerous real estate partnerships and syndications including transactions involving low income housing credits, rehabilitation tax credits, commercial and residential real estate, and tenant equity transactions representing both landlord and tenant and has represented clients in connection with over 100 Section 1031 exchanges.
Education and Bar Admissions
- L.L.M. Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center (1986)
- J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, with honors (1980)
- B.S., Washington and Lee University, cum laude (1976)
- “How 15-Year Amortization and Other RRA ’93 Changes Affect Planning for Retiring Partners,” co-authored, Journal of Taxation, January 1995.
- “With Relaxed Rules, REITs Open to Greater Pension Fund Investment,” co-authored, The Daily Record, November 1993.
- “Tax-Free Dispositions of Real Estate,” Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL), April 1992.
- Author, 400 page chapter on Federal Income Tax for Clark Boardman Callaghan Specialty Practice Desk Library, Summer 1993.
- Author, various articles on selected federal income taxation topics appearing in the Baltimore Business Journal, The Daily Record and the Maryland Bar Journal.
- “Purchase and Sale of a Small Business,” MICPEL, October-November 1984.
- Program Committee Chairman, Corporate Taxation, Fourth Annual Advanced Tax Institute, November 1984; Real Estate and Partnership Taxation, Twelfth Annual Advanced Tax Institute, November 1992 and Thirteenth Annual Advanced Tax Institute, November 1993.
- Co-Author, “Negotiating Strategies When a Client Wants to Sell a Closely-Held Corporation,” Taxation for Accountants, August 1985 and Taxation for Lawyers, January/February 1986.
- Various other federal income tax topics at various other forums including MSBA sponsored tax study groups; seminars to trade organizations; CPE lectures to accounting firms; presentations at MSBA annual meetings.
Awards and Honors
- Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for tax law for the years 2001 through 2023.
- Inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers for the years 2006 through 2015, 2017, and 2019 through 2022.
Mr. Snyder has, for many years, been active at Second Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland, and has served as member of the board of trustees for 12 years. He has served as president for two years and been the chairman of the board for 11 years of the Country Club of Maryland, and was instrumental in organizing the membership in purchasing the Club in 1999.