Leslie I. Snyder: AV® Preeminent™ Top Rated Lawyer
Leslie I. Snyder founded the firm in 1991 after graduating from law school four years earlier. She is a native U.S. citizen born in Ann Arbor, Michigan while her father, Lee H. Snyder was attending the University of Michigan Law School, and who grew up in Main Line Philadelphia — in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Ms. Snyder’s practice focuses on the preparation, filing and presentation of visa applications for temporary and permanent residence in the U.S. Her expertise is in several areas of the immigration law:
- entrepreneur applications for lawful permanent residence;
- formation of new U.S. business ventures; investments by foreign companies and nationals;
- customs and border protection;
- preventive measures and immigration compliance;
- involuntary and voluntary departures;
- immigration court hearings and appeals;
- family litigation and naturalization of immigrant residents.
Her undergraduate studies and degrees include foreign language and Spanish language at the Pennsylvania State University, Immaculata College, and West Chester University, in Pennsylvania, and the University of Valencia, Spain.
She was awarded a Master’s Degree in Bilingual Studies (Spanish) at Marywood College in 1982.
She studied law at Notre Dame’s London Campus and at California Western School of Law in San Diego/University of California, San Diego, where she received her Juris Doctor Degree in 1987.
She was admitted to practice before the Florida Supreme Court in 1988 and the District of Colombia in 1990.
She was admitted to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in June 30, 1999, the Southern District Court in 1988, and the Middle District Court in October 30, 1989. She is Florida Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law, and a member of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association since 1987.
She has served twice on the Florida Bar grade review panels for board certification in Immigration and Naturalization Law, serving in an advisory capacity for the Board of Legal Specialization and Education of the Florida Bar.
She spoke on an expert panel in Miami in May, 2005 regarding non-immigrant visas and advice for employers.
She regularly attends advanced seminars on immigration and nationality law, including the American Immigration Lawyers’ National Immigration and Nationality Law Seminars, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in June, 2004, and in San Francisco, California in June, 2002, and she lectured at the Florida Bar’s Annual Immigration Update, 2006, and NBI Immigration Seminars, 2006 and 2005.
In 2006, she was featured in a Valencia, Spain newspaper, and in 2007-2009 she was listed as one of 5% of selected lawyers in Florida Superlawyers, and she is frequently listed Who’s Who and the National Registry of Preeminent Lawyers.
Ms. Snyder can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-859-9580.