University of Michigan Law School
J.D. | 1991

Bowdoin College
A.B., magna cum laude | 1987


  • Maine | 1991
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine | 1991


Mark Snow brings nearly 30 years of experience to bear in advising financial institutions, financial service providers, corporate credit departments, and business clients of all sizes as to operational, credit, finance and regulatory matters.

Mark has formed banks, counseled their management with respect to growth and combinations, and worked extensively with credit, cash management and payment systems business teams to achieve objectives that deliver long-term value. He has built new commercial credit operations from the ground up, forged effective working relationships with key regulators and regularly leads large project financings, often with complex intercreditor issues. Mark’s favorite clients seek real partnership with legal counsel who is fully invested in their success.

Mark knows his clients face business challenges, and whether they are purely or partly driven by legal issues, business challenges call for business solutions, where creativity, efficiency and responsiveness are vital.

Representative Work

  • Formation of Maine financial institutions
  • Obtaining favorable regulatory interpretation in support of strategic business expansions
  • On-call troubleshooting support of deposit and lending operations
  • Extensive experience leading renewable energy project and construction financings
  • Development of credit underwriting and asset recovery systems
  • Development of online banking platforms
  • Negotiation of vendor contracts to support international cash management systems
  • Negotiation of international credit card processing systems

Publications / Seminars

  • Author, Digest of Commercial Laws of the World — State Variations of Commercial Law: Maine, Oceana Publications, Inc. (January,1997)

Service / Achievements

Mr. Snow has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2007 in the field of Banking Law for Maine. Mr. Snow is Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability by Martindale-Hubbell.


Mark is extremely active inside and outside the office.  An enthusiastic road cyclist, he aims to do at least 3,000 miles of riding a year, including his regular 25 mile commute from and to his home in Yarmouth.  Mark was born and raised a Maine islander and is a wooden boat builder with five staunch vessels to his credit (and one terrifically unsuccessful Welsh coracle).  When snow and ice curtail these pursuits, Mark enjoys historical research and writing, especially in the area of Maine maritime history as revealed in the volumes of 19th century Maine Supreme Judicial Court cases.  He and his wife, Kimberly, have raised two children and are now trying valiantly to adjust to becoming “empty nesters.”