Nathan R. Snyder

Top rated Entertainment & Sports attorney in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Fafinski Mark & Johnson, P.A.
Nathan R. Snyder
Fafinski Mark & Johnson, P.A.

Practice Areas: Entertainment & Sports, Business & Corporate, Cannabis Law; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 2015

Education: William Mitchell College of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2023
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Fafinski Mark & Johnson, P.A.

775 Prairie Center Dr
Suite 400
Eden Prairie, MN 55344 Visit website


Attorney Nathan R. Snyder is an associate with the Fafinski Mark & Johnson, P.A. law firm in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Serving a diverse range of commercial clients throughout the greater Twin Cities metro region and surrounding areas, Mr. Snyder represents the rights and interests of those who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Corporate law

·       Business acquisitions

·       Employment law

·       Real estate

·       Trademarks, copyrights, and intellectual property,

·       Sports, entertainment, media, and communications law

A 2010 graduate of Concordia College, Mr. Snyder attended William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law), where he obtained his Juris Doctor along with a William Mitchell Law and Business Certificate in 2015. The Minnesota State Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

While pursuing his legal degree, Mr. Snyder volunteered with the college's Business Law Clinic as a student attorney. He also served an externship with a prominent intellectual law firm in the area, where he gained invaluable experience in this legal area and helped to launch the firm's patent prosecution analytics platform. Prior to entering law school, he worked in banking and finance and served as advisor to mid-sized and small businesses in a variety of industries.

Prior to his time at Fafinski Mark & Johnson, Mr. Snyder spent eight years practicing at a Minneapolis business law firm where he represented clients in equity, asset, intellectual property, and real estate transactions, and served as outside counsel for numerous closely-held businesses, proving himself an indispensable member of the firm's team and earning numerous accolades from his peers along with many positive reviews from his satisfied clients.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Snyder is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association as well as the Business Law, Labor and Employment Law, and Sports, Art & Entertainment Law Sections of the Minnesota State Bar Association. He also gives back to his local community through his involvement with the Volunteer Lawyers Network, LegalCORPS and the Mitchell Hamline student mentoring program.

Practice areas

Entertainment & Sports, Business/Corporate, Cannabis Law, Employment & Labor: Employer, Intellectual Property, Real Estate: Business

Focus areas

Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Contracts, Copyrights, Intellectual Property Law, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Trademarks

  • 30% Entertainment & Sports
  • 30% Business/Corporate
  • 10% Cannabis Law
  • 10% Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 10% Intellectual Property
  • 10% Real Estate: Business

First Admitted: 2015, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • “Forum Selection Clause in Minnesota Employment Contract Applies to Ancillary Compensation Agreement,” Trepanier MacGillis Battina Website (March 6, 2019)
  • “Apple Sued for Right to Publicity by Singer of 70s R&B Song Sampled by Jamie xx,” Trepanier MacGillis Battina Website (January 27, 2017)
  • “NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights Receive Non-Final Office Action for Trademark Application,” Trepanier MacGillis Battina Website (December 8, 2016) 
  • “Supreme Court Ruling Set to Increase Minnesota Tax Revenue by up to $200 Million,” Trepanier MacGillis Battina Website (June 21, 2018)
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Student attorney in William Mitchell College of Law’s Business Law Clinic, volunteer
  • Mitchell Hamline – Mitchell Mentors
  • Legal CORPS
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network
Educational Background:
  • Concordia College – Moorhead, B.A. in Financial Economics, 2010
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Sports, Art & Entertainment Law Section
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Minnesota Supreme Court, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2019
  • William Mitchell College of Law, William Mitchell Law and Business Certificate, 2015
  • Named as a Rising Star in the areas of Business/Corporate, Intellectual Property and Employment & Labor Law by Super Lawyers (R) Magazine, 2019
Industry Groups:
  • Artists
  • Athletes
  • Breweries
  • CBD
  • Finance
  • Health Care
  • Hemp
  • Musicians
  • Real Estate Brokerages
  • Retail
  • Social Media and Internet Influencers
  • Software and Mobile Applications
  • Sports Organizations
  • Technology

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Nathan stands out above the vast majority of attorneys in his area of practice due to his remarkable attention to the specific needs of his clients; the profound attention to detail he provides to his clients; and, his willingness to tackle head on the utterly difficultly positions/situations his clients find themselves in. ”

“Super reliable and dependable business law attorney with a niche focus on trademarks.”

Office location for Nathan R. Snyder

775 Prairie Center Dr
Suite 400
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: 952-224-7275


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2023

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