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Ariel J. Snyder Associate

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas


William H. Bowen School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2013

Arkansas State University, B.A., 2008

University of Monterrey, 2008

Ariel Snyder is an associate at Dykema's Dallas office. Mrs. Snyder serves in the Corporate Finance practice group, focusing on commercial transactions.

Prior to joining Dykema, Mrs. Snyder gained experience in commercial transactions, commercial and domestic litigation, as well as business and family immigration. In law school, she was an extern for the U.S. District Judge D.P. Marshall Jr. of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, and for the Medical Legal Partnership between Arkansas Children's Hospital and Legal Aid of Arkansas. She also served as Associate Research Editor for the Law Review, and a Rule XV Law Student serving indigent clients.


  • Represented Atar Capital in the 2021 expedited acquisition of Universal Lighting Technologies and Douglas Lighting Controls, industry leaders in digital lighting design, from parent company, Panasonic Corporation.
  • Assisted leader in the world market of animal genetics in a $150 million dollar credit facility.
  • Aided business clients in multiple complex Requests for Evidence in the immigration space, including those related to COVID-19 Pandemic complications.
  • Assisted Gold’s Gym in its successful Chapter 11 bankruptcy auction, sale and confirmation processes during the 2020 global pandemic, resulting in projected 100% payout for creditors and anticipated dividend for equity.
  • Handles private equity, middle-market and closely-held M&A transactions, including entity structure and governance.
  • Assists clients in the formation and restructuring of their Dental Services Organizations
  • Assists clients with business and immigration needs, primarily focusing on H-1B and Permanent Resident applications.

Memberships & Involvement

  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers

Community/Civic Activities

Mrs. Snyder has maintained a strong partnership with Legal Aid of Arkansas as a pro bono attorney, receiving multiple awards for her service to those in need. She has also served and presented for many community immigration events.

  • Legal Aid of Arkansas Volunteer Attorney of the Year, 2014 & 2015
  • Legal Aid of Arkansas Pro Bono Service Award, 2017-2018