Edward J. Snyder

Partner

Location: Buffalo
Phone: 716-844-3718
Fax: 716-853-1617
Email: esnyder@hselaw.com

Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Experience

E.J. Snyder concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, general corporate matters and commercial financing. Mr. Snyder represents:

  • Private equity funds in all aspects of leveraged buyout transactions, including portfolio company acquisitions and dispositions, senior, mezzanine, equity and seller financing, recapitalizations and portfolio company add-on acquisitions.
  • Venture capital funds in all aspects of venture financings including initial, follow-on and down round financings, preferred equity structures and equity incentive plans.
  • A broad range of clients in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and general corporate matters.

E.J.'s experience in private equity and venture capital transactions includes:

  • Represented consortium of family offices in connection with $390 million purchase of oil and gas producing properties from BP America Production Company.
  • Represented manufacturer of standard and line pipe and oil country tubular goods in connection with $200 million sale to private equity buyer.
  • Represented distributor of oil country tubular goods in connection with $250 million sale to private equity buyer.
  • Represented middle market private equity fund in connection with purchase of induction heating equipment manufacturer.
  • Represented middle market private equity fund in connection with acquisition of a supplier of thermal and hybrid specialty printing devices.
  • Represented pipeline construction and maintenance business in connection with $100 million sale to private equity buyer.
  • Represented manufacturer of fluid compression systems in connection with $60 million sale to private equity buyer.
  • Represented middle market private equity fund in connection with $46.5 million disposition of portfolio investment in aerospace industry.
  • Represented middle market private equity fund in connection with $30 million acquisition of paperboard and packaging manufacturer.
  • Represented middle market private equity fund in connection with acquisition of biomass fuel manufacturer.
  • Represented materials process technology company in connection with $9 million Series D Preferred Stock financing and $5 million Series C Preferred Stock Company and multiple convertible debt offerings.
  • Represented relationship intelligence and inbox productivity software company in connection with Series C Preferred financing.

Education

  • SUNY Buffalo Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Rochester, School of Engineering, B.S.

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Secretary, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Young Audiences of Western New York, 2014
  • Leadership Buffalo, 2012
  • Kiwanis Club, 2011 to present

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, 2014 ACG New York Champion's Energy Deal of the Year Award by ACG® New York and The M&A Advisor
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2015-2016
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Rising Star 2013

Presentations

  • “Steps to Start a New Business,” Eyes on the Future, Greater Rochester Enterprise, January 2017

  • Moderator, "Capital Strategies and Exit Planning for Successful Businesses," Rochester, New York (March 12, 2015)
  • Panelist, "Select Issues in Indemnification in Mergers and Acquisitions," Buffalo, New York (March 12, 2014)
  • Panelist, "Select Issues in Indemnification in Mergers and Acquisitions," Rochester, New York (September 11, 2013)
  • Speaker, "LLCs: From Formation to Special Uses," National Business Institute, Buffalo, New York (June 5, 2012)