Attorney Brian Snyder

Attorney Brian G. Snyder has 26 years of experience practicing law in numerous areas including estate planning, real estate, bankruptcy, collections, forcible detainer actions, and litigation.  He graduated from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in 1993.  He is a member of the Illinois State Bar, the Federal Bar of the Northern District of Illinois, and the Federal Bar of Indiana.  He has experience in the application of the bankruptcy law including the administration of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases; the knowledge of the Bankruptcy Code and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy procedure for application in the bankruptcy process; ability to extract pertinent information from petitions, court filings and orders; prepared pleadings; and accurately, courteously, and professionally resolved issues for debtors.

While practicing law at Legal Helpers, a bankruptcy law firm, Mr. Snyder was responsible for all Chapter 13 bankruptcy litigation in the court rooms of Judge Squires, Judge Schmetterer, Judge Cox, and Judge Hollis.  He was also responsible for the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy clients in DuPage County and Lake County.  He was responsible for any litigation for the Chapter 7 cases.  While working for the Law Office of Ernest B. Fenton, Legal Helpers, and Drew & Snyder, Mr. Snyder represented more than 1000 debtors at 341 creditor meetings.  He has prepared petitions for over 1000 debtors; attended court for over 1000 confirmation hearings and on case related matters; filed adversary cases and presented motions; filed Chapter 13 Plans via CM/ECF; represented clients in reference to Trustee’s pleadings such as objections to confirmation, objections to claims, and motions to dismiss; conducted legal research, and drafted legal briefs and memoranda.

Mr. Snyder’s civil litigation experience includes drafting motions and pleadings; conducting the necessary and appropriate discovery such as depositions; and representing numerous clients in court for various hearings.  He has represented clients in various matters such as a conversion case including answering and serving interrogatories and a Request to Produce; attending several depositions; and providing representation at a settlement conference with the Judge.  He has also participated in numerous trials including (First Chair) in a civil jury trial case and civil bench trials involving fraud/misrepresentation and nuisance. 

Mr. Snyder has handled a wide range of cases from inception through trial/settlement including probate cases; landlord/tenant matters; family law matters such as divorce, determination of parentage, and child support; and criminal law cases such as drug charges, sex crimes, weapon charges, and juvenile detention.

While employed at the Law Office of Ernest B. Fenton and Drew Snyder, Mr. Snyder provided representation for the sale/purchase of real estate including correspondence with clients, real estate agents, mortgage companies, and other counsel; clearing title; preparing all closing documents such as deeds, closing statements, bills of sale, and affidavits of title; and representation of clients at closings including review of settlement statements.  Mr. Snyder has also provided representation to clients who needed estate planning by providing legal advice and preparing Trusts, Wills, Power of Attorneys for Health Care, and Power of Attorneys for Property.  He also has advised clients regarding setting up corporations and LLCs depending on their needs.

Mr. Snyder also has collection law experience including correctly preparing, appearing timely, and properly handling court appearances in Cook County and other counties.  He has litigated collection cases for a loan company, a collection company, and real estate management company including drafting, reviewing, and filing the initial complaints, attending court for trials, and providing representation on all supplemental proceedings such as Citations to Discover Assets and Wage Deductions.

Mr. Snyder has experience in representing homeowners in foreclosure.  He has represented numerous clients in foreclosure court at the Daley Center and Will County courthouse on Motions for Summary Judgment, Motions to Stay Sheriff’s Sale, Motions to Dismiss, Motions to Strike Affirmative Defenses, Mediations hearings, and various matters.