Licensed in KS and MO
Paul Snyder is an experienced commercial litigation attorney who has handled cases across the country, most recently specializing in representing investors in mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and similar financial litigation. Prior to coming to Talcott Franklin P.C., Paul won back-to-back jury trial victories against Bank of America in Ohio and Oklahoma federal courts where unanimous juries found that LaSalle Bank (which was acquired by Bank of America), breached numerous representations and warranties in originating and securitizing various commercial loans. These cases are believed to be the first two CMBS repurchase cases ever to be tried to a jury. As part of this repurchase litigation, Paul and his firm (Snyder Law Firm LLC) served as lead trial counsel, beginning in 2007, filing multiple lawsuits across the country at the direction of a CMBS special servicer on behalf of one of the nation’s largest CMBS trustees.
Comprehensive and voluminous discovery conducted by Paul in the individual repurchase lawsuits revealed numerous underlying systemic flaws in the LaSalle Bank loan program, which ultimately led to the filing of a global repurchase lawsuit against Bank of America. That lawsuit sought the repurchase of approximately 750 multifamily loans – nearly all of the loans that LaSalle Bank securitized in two CMBS pools – each pool originally containing nearly half a billion dollars in commercial multifamily loans.
Prior to establishing the Snyder Law Firm in 2007, Paul worked at two of the largest law firms in Kansas City: Shook, Hardy and Bacon and Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan and Suelthaus, where he handled complex commercial litigation for clients on a national basis, including matters involving securitized loans (CMBS repurchase litigation), title insurance and escrow, breach of contract and other commercial disputes, fraud claims and employment non-compete claims in state and federal courts across the country including California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin. Paul also has extensive product liability experience, serving as both national and local counsel for numerous manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and product suppliers. Before joining the private practice of law, Paul was a criminal prosecutor for two years in Johnson County, Kansas. Prior to law school Paul was a television reporter for the NBC affiliate in Wichita, Kansas for five years.
In addition to working as counsel for Talcott Franklin P.C., Paul continues his membership in his own firm, Snyder Law Firm LLC in Leawood, Kansas.