Bruce Shnider

  • Professor of Practice
  • Dartmouth College, A.B.
  • Kennedy School of Government, M.P.P.
  • Harvard Law School, J.D.

Office: N223
Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Professor Bruce J. Shnider teaches individual and corporate taxation law. He was of counsel in Dorsey’s Tax Practice Group, and advised in the area of federal income taxation, including executive compensation, structured financing and securitizations, and mergers and acquisitions. Professor Shnider provided general tax advice to several investment banking companies, venture capital funds, financial institutions and public companies.

Professor Shnider is admitted to practice in Minnesota, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the United States Tax Court.

He has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America (Tax) for more than ten years, and has received the Ten Year Service Award from the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals.

Professor Shnider is former President of both the Emergency Food Shelf Network and the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, Twin Cities Chapter. He is a member of the tax sections of the American Bar Association and the Minnesota Bar Association. Professor Shnider also served on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Justice Foundation from 1989-1991.  


Journal Articles

  • Tax Consequences of Stock-Based Compensation, 33:2 Journal of Pension Planning and Compliance 41 (Summer 2007)

Other Publications

  • 10 Compensation Mistakes, 128 Tax Notes 971 (Aug. 30, 2010)
  • Are Incentive Stock Options Dead?, 127 Tax Notes 913 (May 24, 2010)

Contact Information

University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-5000

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