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March 1, 2024
Navigating the Nuances of NIL: Insights from a Seasoned Sports Law Attorney

In the ever-shifting terrain of collegiate athletics, the emergence of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rights has ushered in a myriad of opportunities and challenges. This article aims to illuminate the complexities of NIL deals by exploring the differences between brand deals and collective NIL agreements, and potential pitfalls inherent in these arrangements, drawing attention to a compelling real-world example that serves as a reminder of the paramount importance of adherence to compliance standards.

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January 18, 2024
Navigating the NIL Landscape: How College Athletes Can Secure Sponsorship Deals

The concept of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) has opened new horizons for athletes seeking to capitalize on their personal brand. This post delves into the essentials of NIL, offering strategic advice for college athletes on how to break into this lucrative space, build a compelling personal brand, and navigate the legal intricacies involved.

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December 19, 2023
Empowering Your Business Through NIL Partnerships: A Guide for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Discover how your small or medium-sized business can leverage Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) partnerships to boost brand visibility and connect with new audiences. Learn key strategies for successful collaborations with collegiate athletes.

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December 12, 2023
Understanding NIL Rights: What Student-Athletes Should Know

Explore the essentials of NIL rights in collegiate sports with our comprehensive guide. Understand how student-athletes can leverage and protect their name, image, and likeness for commercial success.

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September 15, 2023
Ryan Gordon Re-Selected for BestLawyers in America: Ones to Watch

For the second year in a row, Lyda Law Firm partner Ryan Gordon has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the fourth edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America for his expertise in commercial and IP litigation. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes lawyers who are earlier in their careers for […]

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August 28, 2023
Another Trial Win for Tenant in Security Deposit Dispute

Adding to a string of recent successes, attorney and Lyda Law Firm partner Megan Douglah represented a client in Jefferson County Court, sparing the client from thousands of dollars in unproven and erroneous charges that the landlord was attempting to collect. Lyda Law Firm represents tenants in a variety of contexts, from warranty of ability […]

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August 28, 2023
16 Mistakes to Avoid After a Traffic Violation in Colorado

Traffic violations are a part of life for many drivers. Whether it's speeding, running a red light, or forgetting to signal, it's easy to find yourself on the wrong side of the law. But how you respond after receiving a ticket can have a significant impact on the penalties you face. In this guide, we'll […]

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August 28, 2023
Your First Time in Court: A Colorado Defendant's Handbook to Criminal Proceedings

Introduction Facing criminal charges and stepping into a courtroom for the first time can be an overwhelming experience. But knowledge is power, and understanding what to expect can alleviate some of the stress. At Lyda Law Firm, we aim to guide you through the complexities of the Colorado criminal justice system. This handbook is designed […]

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August 28, 2023
How to Choose the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer in the Denver-Metro Area

Introduction Choosing the right criminal defense lawyer can be a pivotal decision in your life, especially in the Denver-Metro Area where the stakes are high. A good lawyer can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. At Lyda Law Firm, we understand how crucial this choice is, so we’ve prepared a comprehensive […]

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August 28, 2023
Facing a Traffic Offense in Denver? Here's What You Need to Know

Introduction If you've found yourself faced with a traffic offense in Denver, you're likely feeling a mix of confusion, frustration, and maybe even fear. But don't worry—Lyda Law Firm is here to guide you through this stressful time. Our mission is to make legal assistance accessible for all, so read on for a comprehensive breakdown […]

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June 16, 2022
3 Reasons You Should Hire a Business Attorney From an Entrepreneur-Turned-Lawyer

The decision to hire an attorney can be scary for an entrepreneur. I’ve been there. Here's how a business attorney can help you.

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August 16, 2021
The ABCs of LLCs

Welcome to the ABCs of LLCs with Lyda Law Firm, where we will answer all of your questions about LLCs. We’ll cover topics as basic as what an LLC is and the different types of LLCs, and more complicated topics like how are LLCs taxed and how to pay yourself as an LLC owner. The […]

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July 19, 2021
16-Step Legal Checklist for Startups and Small Businesses

Thinking about starting a business? Or maybe you’ve already got the ball rolling with your startup, but want to make sure you’re doing it the right way? Great! This series is for you. Our 16-Step Legal Checklist for Startups & Small Businesses walks through starting a business step-by-step. We start in the pre-planning phase and […]

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June 8, 2021
How to Legally Turn a Side Hustle into a Small Business

If you’re ready to take your side hustle and turn it into a legitimate small business, there are a few things you can do to legally protect yourself and the business. We have done a whole playlist called The Legal Checklist for Startups that outlines several steps you might do if you're really starting a […]

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November 19, 2020
What Are The Different Types of LLCs?

This article is for educational and entertainment purposes only. This is not legal advice and should not be relied on as such. Every case is different. Consult a licensed professional in your state. Viewing this website or its content does not create an attorney-client relationship with Lyda Law Firm or any of its lawyers. If […]

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September 8, 2020
How to Add a DBA to an LLC in Colorado (And Other States)

This article is for educational and entertainment purposes only. This is not legal advice and should not be relied on as such. Every case is different. Consult a licensed professional in your state. Viewing this website or its content does not create an attorney-client relationship with Lyda Law Firm or any of its lawyers. If […]

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August 18, 2020
The Complete Bankruptcy Guide for Restaurants

This article is for educational and entertainment purposes only. This is not legal advice and should not be relied on as such. Every case is different. Consult a licensed professional in your state. Viewing this website or its content does not create an attorney-client relationship with Lyda Law Firm or any of its lawyers. For […]

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May 6, 2020
Additional Funds for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program [What You Need to Know]

Congress has approved additional funding for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program. The original funds ran out very quickly, so here is what you need to know before applying for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan through the Small Business Administration (SBA).

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April 29, 2020
NEW Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Updates

Congress recently approved additional funds for the Paycheck Protection Program, which is a forgivable loan program for small businesses designed to help businesses keep their staff members employed. At the same time, the Small Business Administration has outlined some additional guidelines that business owners should be aware of.

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April 21, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) & Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) | Can You Get Both?

The Small Business Administration has authorized two different types of loans in response to COVID-19: the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). In this video, we are are going to discuss if businesses can get both of these loans and what that means for loan forgiveness. At the time of […]

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August 28, 2023
Another Trial Win for Tenant in Security Deposit Dispute

Adding to a string of recent successes, attorney and Lyda Law Firm partner Megan Douglah represented a client in Jefferson County Court, sparing the client from thousands of dollars in unproven and erroneous charges that the landlord was attempting to collect. Lyda Law Firm represents tenants in a variety of contexts, from warranty of ability […]

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April 15, 2022
Recover Your Wrongfully-Withheld Security Deposit in Colorado

Colorado law takes your security deposit very seriously and provides strong protections for tenants to recover any wrongfully-withheld security deposit. Under Colorado Revised Statute section 38-12-101 et seq., landlords must return your security deposit within 30 days (although the lease may extend it up to 60 days) or provide a thorough accounting of any withheld […]

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April 15, 2022
Trial Victory with Treble Damages and Attorney Fees

Colorado attorney Ryan Gordon won a complete verdict last week on behalf of a tenant client seeking recovery of a wrongfully-withheld security deposit. The court awarded the entire withheld amount, plus treble damages, interest, and attorney fees. Lyda Law Firm offers a variety of services, including litigation for small businesses and individuals. We also offer […]

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November 12, 2020
What To Do If You Get Sued

This article is for educational and entertainment purposes only. This is not legal advice and should not be relied on as such. Every case is different. Consult a licensed professional in your state. Viewing this website or its content does not create an attorney-client relationship with Lyda Law Firm or any of its lawyers. Getting […]

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October 20, 2020
How to Initiate a Lawsuit [aka How to Sue Someone]

This article is for educational and entertainment purposes only. This is not legal advice and should not be relied on as such. Every case is different. Consult a licensed professional in your state. Viewing this website or its content does not create an attorney-client relationship with Lyda Law Firm or any of its lawyers. If […]

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March 1, 2024
Navigating the Nuances of NIL: Insights from a Seasoned Sports Law Attorney

In the ever-shifting terrain of collegiate athletics, the emergence of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rights has ushered in a myriad of opportunities and challenges. This article aims to illuminate the complexities of NIL deals by exploring the differences between brand deals and collective NIL agreements, and potential pitfalls inherent in these arrangements, drawing attention to a compelling real-world example that serves as a reminder of the paramount importance of adherence to compliance standards.

Read More
January 18, 2024
Navigating the NIL Landscape: How College Athletes Can Secure Sponsorship Deals

The concept of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) has opened new horizons for athletes seeking to capitalize on their personal brand. This post delves into the essentials of NIL, offering strategic advice for college athletes on how to break into this lucrative space, build a compelling personal brand, and navigate the legal intricacies involved.

Read More
December 19, 2023
Empowering Your Business Through NIL Partnerships: A Guide for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Discover how your small or medium-sized business can leverage Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) partnerships to boost brand visibility and connect with new audiences. Learn key strategies for successful collaborations with collegiate athletes.

Read More
December 12, 2023
Understanding NIL Rights: What Student-Athletes Should Know

Explore the essentials of NIL rights in collegiate sports with our comprehensive guide. Understand how student-athletes can leverage and protect their name, image, and likeness for commercial success.

Read More
September 15, 2023
Ryan Gordon Re-Selected for BestLawyers in America: Ones to Watch

For the second year in a row, Lyda Law Firm partner Ryan Gordon has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the fourth edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America for his expertise in commercial and IP litigation. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes lawyers who are earlier in their careers for […]

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August 28, 2023
Another Trial Win for Tenant in Security Deposit Dispute

Adding to a string of recent successes, attorney and Lyda Law Firm partner Megan Douglah represented a client in Jefferson County Court, sparing the client from thousands of dollars in unproven and erroneous charges that the landlord was attempting to collect. Lyda Law Firm represents tenants in a variety of contexts, from warranty of ability […]

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August 28, 2023
16 Mistakes to Avoid After a Traffic Violation in Colorado

Traffic violations are a part of life for many drivers. Whether it's speeding, running a red light, or forgetting to signal, it's easy to find yourself on the wrong side of the law. But how you respond after receiving a ticket can have a significant impact on the penalties you face. In this guide, we'll […]

Read More
August 28, 2023
Your First Time in Court: A Colorado Defendant's Handbook to Criminal Proceedings

Introduction Facing criminal charges and stepping into a courtroom for the first time can be an overwhelming experience. But knowledge is power, and understanding what to expect can alleviate some of the stress. At Lyda Law Firm, we aim to guide you through the complexities of the Colorado criminal justice system. This handbook is designed […]

Read More
August 28, 2023
How to Choose the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer in the Denver-Metro Area

Introduction Choosing the right criminal defense lawyer can be a pivotal decision in your life, especially in the Denver-Metro Area where the stakes are high. A good lawyer can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. At Lyda Law Firm, we understand how crucial this choice is, so we’ve prepared a comprehensive […]

Read More
August 28, 2023
Facing a Traffic Offense in Denver? Here's What You Need to Know

Introduction If you've found yourself faced with a traffic offense in Denver, you're likely feeling a mix of confusion, frustration, and maybe even fear. But don't worry—Lyda Law Firm is here to guide you through this stressful time. Our mission is to make legal assistance accessible for all, so read on for a comprehensive breakdown […]

Read More
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September 15, 2023
Ryan Gordon Re-Selected for BestLawyers in America: Ones to Watch

For the second year in a row, Lyda Law Firm partner Ryan Gordon has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the fourth edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America for his expertise in commercial and IP litigation. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes lawyers who are earlier in their careers for […]

Read More
August 28, 2023
Another Trial Win for Tenant in Security Deposit Dispute

Adding to a string of recent successes, attorney and Lyda Law Firm partner Megan Douglah represented a client in Jefferson County Court, sparing the client from thousands of dollars in unproven and erroneous charges that the landlord was attempting to collect. Lyda Law Firm represents tenants in a variety of contexts, from warranty of ability […]

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June 2, 2023
Another Busy Month in Florida

May was another busy month for Eve Lumsden, Lyda Law Firm’s Florida attorney! Eve had the privilege of meeting with Todd Bryant, CFP, founding partner of Signature Wealth Partners in downtown Orlando. Thanks to some amazing timing, Eve received an autographed copy of the new hit book “More Than Money; Real-Life Stories of Financial Planning […]

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May 12, 2023
Douglah, Gordon, Hansen Promoted to Partner

Lyda Law Firm is pleased to announce that attorneys Denise Hanse, Ryan Gordon, and Megan Douglah have been promoted to Partner. These excellent attorneys have made crucial contributions to the firm as we grew, navigated a pandemic, and expanded to six states - and counting! Megan Douglah is an attorney in Denver. Her practice is […]

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May 2, 2023
A Busy Month in Florida!

Lyda Law Firm Florida was busy this April! Attorney Eve Lumsden was out and about in the community meeting new friends, fundraising, and donating. Eve had an amazing time visiting local colleges to search for a home for her upcoming legal clinic, meeting with clients to discuss their estate planning and probate needs, having coffee and lunch with […]

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February 8, 2023
Eve Lumsden Presents at the Florida YLD Conference

Eve Lumsden presented at the Florida Bar YLD Affiliate Outreach Conference 2023! She presented on behalf of Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers in conjunction with Orange County Bar Association YLS for a Florida Bar Grant. Their presentation featured her daughter's kindergarten teacher explaining why giving Field Day to at-risk youths deserves grant funding. CFAWL […]

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August 19, 2022
Ryan Gordon Recognized in Best Lawyers: One to Watch 2023

Colorado attorney Ryan Gordon has been included in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers: One to Watch. This award is given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in America. Mr. Gordon ably represents clients a broad variety of matters, from business transactions to commercial litigation. His […]

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August 3, 2022
American Bar Association Features Wellness Efforts of Lyda Law Firm

The American Bar Association has featured Lyda Law Firm in an article about law firms that prioritize wellness.

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April 20, 2022
Attorney Jeanne Lau Quoted in Redfin Blog

Jeanne Law, Lyda Law Firm, Featured on Redfin

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April 15, 2022
Trial Victory with Treble Damages and Attorney Fees

Colorado attorney Ryan Gordon won a complete verdict last week on behalf of a tenant client seeking recovery of a wrongfully-withheld security deposit. The court awarded the entire withheld amount, plus treble damages, interest, and attorney fees. Lyda Law Firm offers a variety of services, including litigation for small businesses and individuals. We also offer […]

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August 28, 2023
Understanding Living Trusts in Texas and Why You Should Have One

Article written by Attorney Maria Ortiz. Estate planning is crucial to ensure your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes upon your passing. One powerful estate planning tool is a living trust, a legal arrangement that can provide numerous benefits for individuals and families in Texas.  In this blog post, we will delve into […]

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August 28, 2023
Navigating the Unknown: What Happens When Someone Passes Away Without an Estate Plan

Article written by Attorney Maria Ortiz. The inevitability of death is a topic most people tend to avoid discussing. However, preparing for the inevitable is a responsible and compassionate act.  When someone passes away without an estate plan, their loved ones are left to navigate a complex and often confusing process. In this blog post, […]

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August 28, 2023
10 Reasons to Update Your Estate Plan Today

Article by Attorney Maria Ortiz. Estate planning is a critical process that ensures your assets are distributed according to your wishes, providing financial security and peace of mind for you and your loved ones.  However, life is constantly evolving, and what may have been a well-crafted estate plan years ago may no longer reflect your […]

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August 24, 2023
5 Things to Consider When Preparing Your Estate Plan

Article written by Texas attorney Maria Ortiz. If you are at the beginning of your journey in preparing your estate plan, chances are you may feel overwhelmed or unsure of where to start. In this post, we will be discussing five key things to consider when preparing your estate plan.  What is estate planning?  Estate […]

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August 24, 2023
Texas Probate Guide: How to Probate a Will in Texas

Guide by Texas attorney Maria Ortiz. Enduring the loss of a loved one can be difficult enough without the added stress of trying to navigate the probate court system. In this post, we provide a general overview of the required steps to probate a will in Texas.  What is probate?  Probate is the legal process […]

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August 2, 2023
What is Estate Planning - and Why is it Important? 

Estate planning is the process of creating a comprehensive plan for the management and distribution of your assets and affairs after your incapacitation or death. 

It is a proactive approach that allows you to make important decisions regarding your property, financial assets, healthcare wishes, and the care of your loved ones. 

The key documents in an estate plan include a Will and/or Trust, Medical Power of Attorney designation, Durable Power of Attorney designation, and Advance Directive to Physicians.

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April 4, 2023
How to Use an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust to Minimize Estate Taxes

Authored by Eve Lumsden, Attorney Licensed in Florida Death and taxes. We’ve all heard the old saying... for many who begin their estate planning journey, these two items are inextricably intertwined, and clients frequently have a goal of minimizing the implications of the former on the latter. When estate planning clients fill out my questionnaire, […]

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October 21, 2022
Things to Consider When Preparing Your Estate Plan

Written By: Maria Ortiz If you are at the beginning of your journey in preparing your estate plan, chances are you may feel overwhelmed or unsure of where to start. In this post, we will be discussing five key things to consider when preparing your estate plan.  What is estate planning?  Estate planning is the […]

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October 14, 2022
Three Strategies to Help You Avoid Probate  

Written by: Maria Ortiz   This article is for educational and entertainment purposes only. This is not legal advice and should not be relied on as such. Every case is different. Consult a licensed professional in your state. Viewing this website or its content does not create an attorney-client relationship with the Lyda Law Firm or […]

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June 16, 2022
Ten Things to Consider When Choosing an Executor Under Texas Law

This article is for educational and entertainment purposes only. This is not legal advice and should not be relied on as such. Every case is different. Consult a licensed professional in your state. Viewing this website or its content does not create an attorney-client relationship with the Lyda Law Firm or any of its lawyers.

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