Fred Schneider is engaged in the general practice of law, including but not limited to business law and business transactions. One of Fred’s goals in his practice has been to create long-term relationships with his clients, not only providing them with legal representation and guidance, but also attempting to learn as much as possible about their businesses. In doing so, Fred has gained a great deal of business knowledge and experience about many businesses that he believes provides an additional benefit to his clients beyond normal legal representation. One particular area in which Fred has worked for a number of years is publishing and media, which over the more recent years has led to representation in online e-commerce matters.
Admitted to practice before the following federal courts:
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
Reported Cases and Representative Matters
Has represented a business-to-business publisher for more than 20 years, during which time the publisher has grown – through organic growth and acquisitions – from producing a single publication to producing more than 40 nationally distributed business-to-business publications directed to four different industries.
Has represented a consumer magazine publisher through its expansion from producing a single publication to producing four publications covering the consumer enthusiast areas with both print publishing and a large e-commerce/online presence.
Has represented a serial entrepreneur in publishing and electronic media in various endeavors over a number of years. Client acquires publishing and/or electronic media businesses, grows them either organically or by acquisition, and sells them.
Continues to represent an automotive dealership that was one of his first clients. Has transitioned the business through three generations of family ownership.
Honors & Awards
Selected for inclusion in the 2011-2016 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the following area:
Memberships & Activities
Iowa State Bar Assocation
American Bar Association
Member, Business Law Section
Polk County Bar Association
Drake University Law School Board of Counselors
Education & Background
J.D., Drake University Law School, 1967 (With Honors; Order of the Coif; Drake Law Review Editor-in-Chief, 1966-1967; Director, Des Moines Pre-trial Release Project, 1966-1967)
B.A., Drake University, 1965 (Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Eta Sigma)
Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Roy L. Stephenson, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, 1967-1969
Articles & Presentations
Instructor, “Buying and Selling Publications,” North American Senior Publications Association, 2003-2004