Steven H. Snyder, Esq., is the founding and principal partner of STEVEN H. SNYDER & ASSOCIATES, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Mr. Snyder’s primary areas of practice are Assisted Reproductive Technology Law and related Estate Planning. Mr. Snyder attended law school at the University of Minnesota, graduating cum laude in 1982. My Snyders successfully litigated the first and only contested Minnesota surrogacy case to date in 2006 which has been affirmed by the Minnesota Court of Appeals in an unpublished opinion, In Re the Paternity and Custody of Baby Boy A, P.G.M., Respondent, and J.M.A., Appellant (Minn. App. Case No. A07-452, filed December 11, 2007). OTHER REPORTED CASES: McNattin v. McNattin, 450 N.W. 2169 (Minn.App.1990).
Mr. Snyder is a member of the American Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Law Practice Management, and Family Law Sections), Chair of the Reproductive & Genetic Technology Committee of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, the ABA liaison to the National Coalition for Oversight of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (NCOART), the ABA Family Law Section liaison to the ABA Bioethics and the Law Committee, a member of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Policy Working Group for the Prevention and Treatment of Infertility in the U.S., a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association (Family Law, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law sections), currently serving as the chair elect of the family law section, the Hennepin County Bar Association, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Mr. Snyder also serves as a member of the national advocacy committee of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, chair of the legal advisory group for the American Fertility Association (national non-profit organizations for education, support, and advocacy on behalf of infertile persons), and is a professional member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (national organization of fertility physicians) and its participating legal group.
Mr. Snyder has been active in numerous legislative efforts in Minnesota, including serving as the Co-Chair of the Assisted Reproductive Technology Sub-Committee of the 2001 Minnesota Legislative Task Force that evaluated the 2000 Uniform Parentage Act. He was also the chief author of legislation to govern Assisted Reproductive Technologies that was and is being introduced and lobbied in the 2002, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 sessions of the Minnesota legislature.
Mr. Snyder is the author of numerous articles and Minnesota State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education (CLE) materials. Mr. Snyder is also a frequent national and international lecturer and continuing legal education presenter in the area of assisted reproductive technology law. Mr Snyder regularly contributes to various media interviews and publications as an industry expert in assisted reproduction and third party reproduction legal issues.