Stephen Snyder may not be a basketball star from Harlem, but you could certainly call him a globetrotter. His many trips overseas take him around the world.
He is the managing partner of law firm Snyder & Associates and has become recognized as a specialist in international commercial law. His work in helping clients develop an international business presence is the keystone of his practice. His clients have formed business alliances in the United States, Mexico, the China and other countries in the Pacific Rim, central and Eastern Europe, the Persian Gulf, South America and Africa.
"Tremendous opportunity exists in the international marketplace. Snyder & Associates wants to help you capture it."
He concentrates on the many legal and commercial aspects of international business, including the treaties, appropriate contract documentation, payment schedules, dispute resolution, letters of credit and banking arrangements. In doing so, he endeavours to ensure that those matters are dealt with in a fashion whereby the owners get a maximum amount of return for a minimum amount of risk.
Mr. Snyder got his start in international business transactions in the 1980's.
"Our firm had an office in Hong Kong that was there for a number of years to help local residents emigrate to Canada. We became known in the international field by virtue of the fact that we had a Hong Kong office."
When Alberta businesses started to develop international operations in the mid-80's, his experience was a valuable asset in helping them understand the myriad details in overseas commerce. Developing international opportunities often requires help navigating through the obstacles that can crop up at any step along the way.