Steve Snyder is a former special master for the Pecos, Lower Rio Grande, San Juan and Animas general stream adjudications in New Mexico. During the fourteen years Steve served as special master, he heard a variety of disputes over conflicting claims to the use of water in New Mexico’s principal river basins. Prior to becoming a special master, Steve was a commercial litigator and partner of a major law firm in Denver. Steve earned his undergraduate degree and an MBA from the University of New Mexico and his JD from the University of Texas. He lives in Santa Fe. In his spare time he enjoys visiting the pre-historic and historic sites of New Mexico and the greater Southwest.