Meet Us

Our attorneys and professional staff

 
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Todd Snyder, Managing Member

Todd Snyder has over 30 years of legal, financial and due diligence experience. Prior to joining Snyder Kearney, he was a co-president of SK Research, LLC from March 2014 until January 2016, and the founding partner of Snyder Kearney Law Firm LLC (formerly Snyder Kearney LLC) from 2004 until March 2014.  Before founding Snyder Kearney, Todd’s experience includes practicing corporate and securities law, and acting as the Vice President of Due Diligence for a registered broker-dealer. Todd is admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Maryland. Todd holds a JD, a BA in Economics and a BS in Business.

Education:

  • JD, 1994, University of Maryland
  • BA, Economics, 1985, University of Maryland
  • BS, Business, 1989, University of Maryland
 
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John Kearney, Managing Member

John Kearney has more than 30 years of legal and financial experience.  Prior to joining Snyder Kearney, LLC, he was a co-president of SK Research, LLC from March 2014 until January 2016, and a partner in Snyder Kearney LLC from 2004 until March 2014.  For the 12 years prior to joining Snyder Kearney, he was a partner with the law firms Blank Rome LLP and Dyer Ellis & Joseph PC, and an associate with Venable LLP. At each of these firms he was involved in the corporate and securities practice, where he advised clients in connection with securities offerings, SEC reporting, and other transactions.  From 1984 until 1992, John was a Branch Chief and financial analyst in the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, where he was responsible for the review of filings made by REITs, other real estate programs, and equipment leasing programs.  John is a licensed attorney (Maryland and the District of Columbia), and holds a JD (with honors), an MBA in Finance, and a BA in Economics. 

Education:

  • JD, with Honors, 1991, The George Washington University
  • MBA, 1984, University of Maryland (Concentration in Finance)
  • BA, Economics, 1981, University of Maryland
 
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Kevin Eades, Member

Kevin Eades has more than a decade of legal and due diligence experience.  His practice is focused on the representation of registered broker-dealers in connection with their due diligence of public and private securities offerings, with a concentration on non-exchange traded public real estate investment trusts and business development companies, and private real estate offerings. Prior to joining Snyder Kearney, Kevin was a managing director of SK Research, LLC from March 2014 until January 2016 and an associate attorney at Snyder Kearney Law Firm LLC (formerly Snyder Kearney LLC) from 2006 until March 2014.  Kevin is admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland.

Education:

  • JD, 2006, The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, 2000, Johns Hopkins University

Todd Phelan, Member

Todd Phelan has nearly 15 years of legal, financial and due diligence experience.  Prior to joining Snyder Kearney, he was a senior vice president of SK Research, LLC from March 2014 until January 2016, and an associate with Snyder Kearney Law Firm LLC (formerly Snyder Kearney LLC) from August 2009 until March 2014.  Before that, Todd was an associate in the capital markets group at a large law firm in Washington, DC, where he worked on structured finance transactions for major investment bank and private equity clients, financing transactions and securities offerings for the U.S. Small Business Administration.  He spent the first five years of his career with a division of Thomson Reuters, from July 1999 to July 2004.  Todd is a licensed attorney in New York and the District of Columbia.

Education:

  • JD, cum laude, 2007, University of Maryland School of Law
  • BS, Economics, 1999, The Pennsylvania State University

Daniel Wolfe, Member

Dan Wolfe has 10 years of legal and due diligence experience. Prior to joining Snyder Kearney, he was a senior vice president of SK Research, LLC from March 2014 until January 2016, and an associate attorney with Snyder Kearney Law Firm LLC (formerly Snyder Kearney LLC) from 2010 until March 2014.  From 2007 to 2009, Dan was an associate with a boutique law firm in Washington D.C., where he advised financial institution clients on corporate and securities matters.  Dan is admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia.   

Education:

  • JD, 2007, American University Washington College of Law
  • BA, History and Economics, 2003, Colgate University
 

Ovais Anwar, Associate Attorney

Bar Admissions: Maryland

Education:

  • JD, 2012, The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
  • BS, Accounting and Finance, 2008, The University of Maryland
 

Corey Beck, Associate Attorney

Bar Admissions: Maryland

Education:

  • JD, cum laude, 2015, The University of Miami School of Law
  • BS, Business Administration, 2012, Boston University Questrom School of Business 
 

Michael Krents, Associate Attorney

Bar Admissions: Maryland

Education:

  • JD and MBA, 2011, University of Maryland School of Law
  • BA, Economics, 2006, Tulane University
 
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Samantha Lewis, Associate Attorney

Bar Admissions: New York 

Education:

  • JD, 2016, The George Washington University Law School
  • BA, Economics and Political Science, 2013, Boston University
 
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Don Murray, Of Counsel

Bar Admissions: Maryland

Education:

  • JD, MS, and CPA, 1989, 1981, and 1979, University of Baltimore
  • BA, Political Science, 1974, University of Maryland Baltimore County
 

Daniel O’Reilley, Associate Attorney

Bar Admissions: Maryland and Indiana

Education:

  • JD, 2012, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • BA, 2004, Johns Hopkins University
 

Ashley Pridemore, Associate Attorney

Bar Admissions: Maryland

Education:

  • JD, cum laude, 2013, University of Maryland School of Law
  • BA, Journalism, 2008, University of Maryland
 

Ryan Thuillier, Associate Attorney

Bar Admissions: Maryland

Education:

  • JD, 2004, George Mason University School of Law
  • BA, Economics, 1999, University of Maryland
 

Sebastian Tron, Associate Attorney

Bar Admissions: Maryland

Education:

  • JD, cum laude, 2016, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
  • BA, Economics (Concentration in Finance), magna cum laude, 2007, Florida International University
 
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Paula Vigo, Associate Attorney

Bar Admissions: Washington, DC

Education:

  • JD, 2016, Boston University School of Law
  • BBA, Accounting, magna cum laude, 2012, University of Puerto Rico
 
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Denise Wengert, Associate Attorney

Bar Admissions: New York

Education:

  • JD, 2015, American University Washington College of Law
  • BA, Legal Studies and Sociology, cum laude, 2012, Ithaca College
 

Financial Team

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Dylan Bassich, Financial Analyst

Education:

  • BS, Finance, 2015, University of Maryland College Park Robert H. Smith Business School
 

Ashish Gupta, Financial Analyst

Education:

  • MS, Accountancy, 2012, Kogod School of Business at American University
  • BSBA, Economics and Finance, 2004, Robins School of Business at University of Richmond
  • Passed all three levels of the CFA program
 

Keith Hess, Financial Analyst

Education:

  • BS, Accounting, 2013, York College of Pennsylvania
 

Administrative Staff

Monica Frost, Executive Assistant

 

 

Elizabeth Kearney, Paralegal

 

 

 
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Sofia Pinheiro, Paralegal

 

 

Ken Ravenell, Receptionist

 

Dottie Roland, Bookkeeper

 
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Mia Wrisley, Paralegal