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We are proud to announce that Roy Schneider has been selected as the Citizen of the Year by the Ventura Chamber of Commerce. Roy has been selected for his extraordinary contributions to the community, his involvement in community programs, and service on boards for non-profit organizations.

Roy is a business attorney with Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P. His areas of practice include business planning, entity formation, mergers, acquisitions and sales of businesses, employment law, contracts, transactional matters of all kinds, real estate transactions, homeowners associations, non-profit law and estate planning.

Roy graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University School of Law and received his B.A. at the University of California, Los Angeles. Upon graduation, Roy served as Counsel for Bank of America in its Los Angeles Corporate Office. He later joined an established firm in Ventura, California where he was a principal until August 2012, when Roy established his own law firm, Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P.

While maintaining his law practice, Roy founded the California College of Paralegal Studies and served as its Dean until the College was sold to a public corporation. Roy has taught Business Law at Ventura Community College for 22 years, he is currently teaching Business Law at Laverne University and was a Professor of Corporations Law at Ventura College of Law for 18 years.

Roy enjoys being active in the community and volunteering for several organizations. He serves on the board of directors of the Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation and Women’s Economic Ventures, he is a past board member of the Rubicon Theatre and is a past-president of the Ventura County Jewish Family Service.

Roy is a frequent lecturer before private and civic groups and is an instructor for SCORE of Ventura County and Women Economic Ventures and speaks regularly for their workshops on the “Legal Aspects in Starting and Operating a Business.” He also speaks routinely for the National Business Institute on “Tax Exempt Organizations from Start to Finish”.

Roy has been a resident of Ventura since 1980 and raised his family there. He has 3 children and one is a partner in the law firm and the other is the controller.

Roy will be recognized at the Chamber’s Annual Poinsettia Awards on Thursday, December 11 at the Ventura Beach Marriott. For tickets please visit the Ventura Chamber’s website at If you mention Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P., non-members can register at the member rate!

About the Author
Theodore J. Schneider practices in the areas of business and corporate transactions, employment law counseling, municipal and public law, real estate and land use, and homeowner associations. Ted began his legal career in 2002 when he joined the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, L.L.P. before relocating to Ventura County to join his father in practice.