Meet the CEO & Managing Partner


Legal Advisory100%
General Counsel100%
Intellectual Property 95%

Janelle Peyton, Esq.

CEO & Managing Partner

Dedicated to providing excellent legal and advisory services to protect and support company growth.

Janelle Snyder Peyton was again voted the #1 MainLine Today Top Lawyer for Business Law and Intellectual Property Law (2016-2019); and was awarded the 2016 Emerging Leader of the Year by the Main Line Chamber of Commerce. With over 15 years of experience in law and business, she founded and continues to lead Snyder Law with the intention of running a business, not a traditional law firm. She harnesses her keen awareness of business growth, opportunities, and client and vendor interactions to focus on creative solutions for her clients. As a result, her clients benefit by receiving timely deliverables, as well as efficient legal representation. 

​Ms. Peyton is dedicated to providing excellent legal services to protect and encourage the growth of business entities. As a former business owner herself, she offers her business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit to assist her clients in effectively and efficiently achieving their strategic goals. She knows firsthand the obstacles businesses face and the tough decisions that key players make. Therefore, she is uniquely suited to balance the need for legal services with risk management and financial resources. She is familiar with the concerns and mistakes to watch for; which ultimately saves her clients both money and time.

She leads her excellent team of attorneys and support staff with grace and a strict adherence to client needs. Her clients find that the SnyderLAW Team is communicative, intelligent, and creative. The Team also finds that a little humor can go a long way. “We have helped clients brainstorm new strategies, and creative ways to protect their IP; and when we do, it’s always a relaxed and collaborative atmosphere.”  

Ms. Peyton graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law, where she excelled at business law, international law, and environmental law. She graduated early, earning her Juris Doctor degree in December of 2003. Upon arriving back in the Philadelphia area, she worked in the financial and environmental real estate fields until she applied and was admitted to the New Jersey State Bar. She then served as CEO and General Counsel for a local construction company. She later moved into private practice, working for various small and medium-sized law firms in the Philadelphia area.  

In 2014, Ms. Peyton found a growing need for legal counsel with a deeper understanding of trademarks and branding. She took a year to focus her work on these areas of the law, before finally opening her own firm in early 2015. She designed SnyderLAW to function more like a business, and less like a typical law firm. SnyderLAW offers innovative programs, insightful ways to help start-ups and businesses grow, and utilizes recent technology to offer affordable general counsel and intellectual property protection services.

Practice Areas:

Legal Advisory Services
IP Portfolio Management & Strategy 
Trademark Prosecution
Business Growth, Planning, Strategy
Licensing Agreements
Co-Marketing and Joint Partnerships
Franchise Development
Business Formation
Corporate Law
Asset Protection
Buy/Sell Agreements
Contract Review/Vendor Negotiations
Non-Disclosure, Confidentiality, and Non-Compete Agreements
​Succession Planning

Bar Admissions:

New Jersey
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


University of San Diego School of Law, J.D. (2003)
Eckerd College, B.A., Environmental Science & Policy (1999)

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