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I. John Snider II

Partner Emeritus | Email

  • Muskegon

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For over 40 years, John Snider represented clients in estate planning matters of all levels, dealing with Internal Revenue Service collection matters. In addition, John represented numerous family businesses in transition issues as well as professional corporations from every discipline.

John remains in an "of counsel" position with the Firm but has retired from the daily practice of law. He remains an active member of the Michigan Bar Association.


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  • University of Detroit LL.B. 1960
  • Yale University B.A. 1957

Bar Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
    Chairman, Taxation Section, 1969-70

Honors & Awards

  • American College of Trusts & Estates Counsel - Emeritus
  • Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation, 1961




Civic Affiliations

  • Muskegon County Board of Commissioners, 2002-12
    Vice Chairman, 2004-08
    Chairman – Finance Committee
    Chairman – Courts & Public Safety

Professional Affiliations

  • Central Region Internal Revenue Service Liaison Group, Chairman, 1970-71

Community Affiliations

  • Aquinas College, Trustee, 1986-97, Chairman of the Board, 1995-97
  • American Red Cross
    • Muskegon Oceana Newaygo Chapter, 1966-Present
      Chapter Chair, 1969, 1971 and 1976 
      Reece Award Recipient
    • National
      Area Advisory Council, 1972-75
      Great Lakes Blood Board Director, 1989-95
      National Committee Participant
  • Coalition for Drug Free Muskegon, Chairman, 2006-12
  • Community Services Building Founder, Board of Directors, 1975-86
  • Hockey
    Co-owner, Muskegon Mohawks and Muskegon Lumberjacks, 1972-92
    Chairman of Board, International Hockey League, 1981-92
    Coach, Referee and Director – Muskegon Junior Hockey Program, 1962-85
    Coach, Reeths-Puffer Hockey Club, 1977-79
    IHL Trophy, Community Service Award
  • Jefferson Towers, Director, 2004-09
  • Junior Achievement of West Michigan Lake Shore, Inc., Originator and Director, 1963-1993, President, 1969-70
  • Lakeshore Regional Entity, Board of Directors, 2014-Present, Board Chair, 2014-Present
  • Lakeshore Coordinating Council, Director, 2002-12, Chairman, 2008-09
  • Lakeshore Museum Center, Director, 2010-16
  • Mediation and Restorative Services, Board of Directors, 2010, Chair, 2012
  • Mercy Health
    Mercy Hospital, Muskegon – Trustee, 1991 and Board Chair, 1994-merger
    Mercy – General Health Partners Board Chair and Director, 1995-2001
    Mercy Hospital, Muskegon, Michigan, Chairman of the Board, 1994-Present, Trustee, 1991-Present
  • Milwaukee Clipper Preservation Association, Director, 2012-16
  • Muskegon Area Plan, Director
  • Muskegon Catholic Education Foundation, Board of Directors, 1971-93, President, 1979-81
  • Muskegon Community Mental Health Department, Director, 2002-16, Chairman Finance Committee
  • Muskegon County United Appeal, Board of Directors, 1969-71, United Way of Muskegon County, Campaign Chairman (2), 2001-03, Director, 2001-05
  • Muskegon County Land Bank Authority, 2008-Present
  • Muskegon Economic Growth Alliance (MEGA), Chairman of the Board, 1990-93
  • Muskegon Lumberjack Charitable Foundation, Director and President, 2013-16
  • Muskegon Urban League, Director and Chair, 2002-04
  • Rotary Club of Muskegon, President, 1990-91, Board of Directors, 1988-92, Michigan Rotary Foundation – Director
  • West Michigan Enforcement Team (WEMET) Policy Board, Director, 2002-12
  • West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Council, Director, 2002-06, Chairman Governance Committee, 2015
  • West Michigan Strategic Alliance, Chair, Governance Essential Activity Committee, Leadership Forum, 2000-04

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