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Nicole Snyder

Director of Finance and Operations

800 W. Main Street, Suite 1750, Boise, ID 83702

Nicole oversees all aspects of the firm’s finance and operations, managing the financial services department, real estate portfolio, and related operational matters.

Nicole guides and directs the financial activities of the firm. She works closely with Holland & Hart’s management committee, managing partner, and practice group leaders to assist the firm in achieving its strategic goals. 

Nicole joined Holland & Hart in 2001 and became a partner in 2010.  As an attorney, she practiced in the firm’s corporate group representing businesses in complex mergers and acquisitions and all matters of corporate governance and contracting. She also counseled on employment matters connected to business acquisitions, layoffs, and executive compensation.

Nicole previously served a three-year term as one of the five members of Holland & Hart’s Management Committee, which governs the management and strategic direction of the entire firm. She also previously served as the Boise office Administrative Partner and the firm's Corporate Practice Group Leader.


Corporate Law

Nicole works with clients in a variety of industries, including technology, retail, construction, mining, healthcare, engineering, waste management, agriculture, and education. She assists clients in all phases of corporate law, including:

  • Complex mergers and acquisitions
  • Debt and equity financing
  • Venture capital opportunities
  • Investment and financing
  • Corporate formation and structure
  • Governance and compliance
  • Restructuring
  • Recapitalization

Nicole has served as transaction counsel for over 50 mergers and acquisitions, representing both buyers and sellers in small day-to-day acquisitions to transactions valued at over $100 million.

She also provides outside general counsel and contracting advice for companies with national and international operations.

Employment Law

Nicole counsels businesses on workplace and workforce management matters:

  • Drafting and negotiating executive employment agreements, including benefit packages and non-compete agreements
  • Severance agreements and employment separation counseling
  • Compliance with wage and hour, leaves, and discrimination laws
  • Compliance with Federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notices

Client Results

Corporate Law
  • Quality Thermistor, Inc. in its sale to CTS Corp for $80 million

  • An Idaho-based wood products company in six strategic acquisitions and divestitures

  • An environmental waste management services company in an $87 million acquisition of additional industrial wastewater disposal operations

  • Varsity Contractors, Inc. shareholders in their sale of national janitorial operations to Kellermeyer Bergesons Services

  • A Utah-based aluminum manufacturing company in its sale for $92 million

  • An Idaho-based RV dealership in its sale to a national company
  • A northwest restaurant franchise business in its sale

  • A Mexico-based manufacturing company in its sale

  • A national vitamin-manufacturing company in its sale

  • A construction component manufacturing company in an international private equity financing




Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions


  • Idaho Business Review, Leaders in the Law Award, 2019
  • Idaho Business Review, Idaho Women of the Year Award, 2015
  • Chambers USA, Corporate/Commercial, 2011-2021
  • Idaho Business Review, Accomplished Under 40, 2011
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Business/Corporate, 2008, 2009, 2011-2015

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Idaho State Bar Business and Corporate Law Section, Member and Past Chairperson and Governing Council, 2002-present
  • Idaho Shakespeare Festival Board of Trustees, Member, 2019 - present
  • National Association of Corporate Directors, Northwest Chapter/Boise, Advisory Council Member, 2016
  • TerraLex Idaho Representative, 2014-2017
  • Boise Art Museum, Past Member and Past President of the Board of Trustees
  • Idaho State Bar Diversity Section, Founding Member
  • Idaho Women Lawyers, Board of Directors, 2007-2009

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