West Palm Beach Probate & Estate Planning Law Firm
We are proud of our reputation for estate planning, probate, trust administration and other related legal services throughout the State of Florida for over 20 years. Our office is conveniently located in northern Palm Beach County. Aside from our clients, we receive repeated referrals from attorneys, accountants and other financial planning professionals confirming their confidence in our firm.
The Snyder Family
By limiting our practice areas to estate planning and related areas of law, we are able to create an environment that breeds one on one communication. We are proud to have developed many close personal relationships with our clients and colleagues, even sharing our most important and life-changing family milestones with them. Our personal and professional mission is to provide the highest quality of customer service while always maintaining a family type environment and personalized attention to our clients, their families and their team of advisors.
Our approach to the delivery of legal services is to evaluate our clients needs, goals, and financial situation and to provide a custom tailored plan for each client. We utilize not only traditional techniques, but also innovative solutions, to integrate our clients overall circumstances. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your particular circumstances with you.
|Craig F. Snyder|
|Valerie B. Snyder|
Craig F. Snyder , J.D., M.B.A., is the principal of Craig F. Snyder, P.A. Mr. Snyder’s concentrated practice acumen is grounded with a multi-disciplined education in law and accounting. Prior to the establishment of his firm in 1990, Mr. Snyder practiced tax with the international accounting, tax and consulting firm of Ernst and Whinney (succeeded by Ernst and Young) where he was a member of the firm’s estate practice and planning group.
Mr. Snyder holds a BA degree from the State University of New York (Binghamton), a JD (law) degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, and an MBA (accounting) degree from the State University of New York (Buffalo). Mr. Snyder is a national legal advocacy scholar and is an honored selected national member of the Order of Barristers. Mr. Snyder is admitted to practice in the State of Florida and before the U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida. In addition to various professional and personal affiliations, Mr. Snyder is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of the American and Florida Bar Associations and is a member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association.
In his free time, Mr. Snyder enjoys spending time with his wife, Valerie, triplets, Brandon, Ethan and Hannah; playing with the family’s puppy cocker spaniel, Oatmeal “Oatie”; skiing, golfing and biking.
Valerie B. Snyder, MSW is the paralegal and office administrator of the law firm of Craig F. Snyder, P.A. Although married to Craig F. Snyder since 1993, Ms. Snyder has been with the law firm since 1995 and has developed the estate/trust administration sector of the firm as well as manages its day to day operations. In addition, Ms. Snyder has served as a geriatric medical social worker for Jupiter Medical Center, coordinating services and community resources for the individuals she visits. Ms. Snyder’s social work background has provided extensive knowledge and experience to assist in the comprehensive assessment of the individual and family needs within the estate/trust administration and estate planning contexts.
Ms. Snyder holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree from Tulane University (Sophie Newcomb College) and earned a Masters in Social Work degree with a focus on Gerontology from Florida International University.
One of Ms. Snyder’s greatest accomplishment was the birth of their triplets, Brandon, Ethan and Hannah in July 2003.