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October 8, 2021
Should I Form a Nonprofit?

Post written by Laura Verson, an attorney serving nonprofits in California. Are you considering forming a nonprofit corporation? Maybe you just came up with an idea to change the world, or perhaps you’ve been saving the world for years and want a formal structure for your work. A nonprofit corporation may be a great fit […]

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October 3, 2021
The Rise of Legal Insurance Plans and How You Can Use Them to Your Advantage

What benefits does legal insurance provide? What types of cases are covered? And how can we help? We discuss legal insurance including ARAG, MetLife, and others.

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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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August 14, 2021
15-Step Checklist for Starting a Nonprofit

1. Define Your Mission & Write Your Mission Statement The first step in starting a nonprofit is to define your mission and write a mission statement. Not only is a mission statement helpful in guiding your strategic decisions, you will also need it while filing for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. A mission statement will also come […]

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July 30, 2021
The Online Dating Coach - Erika Ettin

In this very fun episode, we talk to the pun-loving Erika Ettin about her career as an online dating coach, leaving a stable job to start her company (A Little Nudge), landing her first clients, constructing crossword puzzles, getting published in the New York Times, and much more.

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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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July 2, 2021
The Professor, Advisor & KU Legend - Mary Klayder, PhD

In today’s episode, we’re joined by University of Kansas Professor, Mary Klayder, PhD. We discuss her famous slogan, why she loves advising as much as teaching, pioneering study abroad programs, self discovery through literature, and so much more.

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June 25, 2021
The Ageless Entrepreneur - Rick Terrien

Rick Terrien is a lifelong entrepreneur and the author of Ageless Startup: Start a Business at Any Age. He has launched businesses in industries ranging from manufacturing to printing to small foods. In this episode, we learn how Rick started his first business, how he has sold several businesses to go on “sabbaticals,” the misconceptions […]

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June 18, 2021
The Sports Journalist & Broncos Reporter - Phil Milani

In this very special episode, we sit down with Denver Broncos reporter Phil Milani to discuss sneaky ways to land a job interview, rising through the ranks of network journalism, and transitioning to a role with the Denver Broncos. We also talk about The Drive, the Broncos cafeteria, interviewing John Elway, misconceptions about his career, […]

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June 11, 2021
The Heart Surgeon - Dr. Tony Mozer

On today’s marathon episode, we talk to one of Mark’s lifelong friends, Dr. Tony Mozer. Tony is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. We discuss how Tony started his path towards becoming a surgeon, why he decided to get his MBA during his residency, the importance of meditation, how The Sopranos is […]

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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 […]

Read More
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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April 17, 2020
Local Resources for Small Businesses in Denver During COVID-19

The impact that COVID-19 has had on small businesses in the Denver community cannot be overstated. Many businesses have been forced to close their doors, lay off employees, cut hours, or radically shift their day-to-day operations.  While it might not be enough to help everyone who is struggling, the local government and community has joined […]

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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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October 8, 2021
Should I Form a Nonprofit?

Post written by Laura Verson, an attorney serving nonprofits in California. Are you considering forming a nonprofit corporation? Maybe you just came up with an idea to change the world, or perhaps you’ve been saving the world for years and want a formal structure for your work. A nonprofit corporation may be a great fit […]

Read More
October 3, 2021
The Rise of Legal Insurance Plans and How You Can Use Them to Your Advantage

What benefits does legal insurance provide? What types of cases are covered? And how can we help? We discuss legal insurance including ARAG, MetLife, and others.

Read More
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 […]

Read More
August 14, 2021
15-Step Checklist for Starting a Nonprofit

1. Define Your Mission & Write Your Mission Statement The first step in starting a nonprofit is to define your mission and write a mission statement. Not only is a mission statement helpful in guiding your strategic decisions, you will also need it while filing for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. A mission statement will also come […]

Read More
July 30, 2021
The Online Dating Coach - Erika Ettin

In this very fun episode, we talk to the pun-loving Erika Ettin about her career as an online dating coach, leaving a stable job to start her company (A Little Nudge), landing her first clients, constructing crossword puzzles, getting published in the New York Times, and much more.

Read More
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 […]

Read More
July 2, 2021
The Professor, Advisor & KU Legend - Mary Klayder, PhD

In today’s episode, we’re joined by University of Kansas Professor, Mary Klayder, PhD. We discuss her famous slogan, why she loves advising as much as teaching, pioneering study abroad programs, self discovery through literature, and so much more.

Read More
June 25, 2021
The Ageless Entrepreneur - Rick Terrien

Rick Terrien is a lifelong entrepreneur and the author of Ageless Startup: Start a Business at Any Age. He has launched businesses in industries ranging from manufacturing to printing to small foods. In this episode, we learn how Rick started his first business, how he has sold several businesses to go on “sabbaticals,” the misconceptions […]

Read More
June 18, 2021
The Sports Journalist & Broncos Reporter - Phil Milani

In this very special episode, we sit down with Denver Broncos reporter Phil Milani to discuss sneaky ways to land a job interview, rising through the ranks of network journalism, and transitioning to a role with the Denver Broncos. We also talk about The Drive, the Broncos cafeteria, interviewing John Elway, misconceptions about his career, […]

Read More
June 11, 2021
The Heart Surgeon - Dr. Tony Mozer

On today’s marathon episode, we talk to one of Mark’s lifelong friends, Dr. Tony Mozer. Tony is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. We discuss how Tony started his path towards becoming a surgeon, why he decided to get his MBA during his residency, the importance of meditation, how The Sopranos is […]

Read More
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May 29, 2020
Lyda Law Firm Accepts Legal Insurance Plans from ARAG and MetLaw

Lyda Law Firm is a proud member of the ARAG attorney network and we also accept legal insurance plans through MetLaw for a variety of important legal services. What is Legal Insurance? Legal insurance is similar to other types of insurance like health insurance, but instead of seeing a doctor, legal insurance provides access to […]

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March 16, 2020
Opening a Business in Seattle During COVID-19

We sure were excited to announce our expansion into Seattle — and we still are. We continue to serve clients, uninterrupted, in both Seattle and Denver. But with COVID-19, our big announcement has turned into a story of adversity and adaptation. We are a Denver-based law firm that opened in Seattle last month. Our mission […]

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March 6, 2020
Lyda Law Firm Named One of the “Best Real Estate Lawyers” in Colorado

Lyda Law Firm was recently named one of the “Best Real Estate Lawyers in Denver” by Expertise.com, edging out high-quality competition across the state.

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January 6, 2020
Mark Lyda Reappointed to The Council of Advisors on Consumer Credit

Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Council of Advisors on Consumer Credit. The Council of Advisors on Consumer Credit advises and consults with the assistant attorney general concerning the attorney general’s powers under the consumer credit code. Mark Lyda is pleased to remain on the council.

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September 5, 2019
Lyda Law Firm Celebrates 5 Years!

Lyda Law Firm is excited to celebrate five years in business. In the past year, the firm has added new employees, unveiled a flat-fee payment structure, launched a new website, and started a YouTube channel. Mark also celebrated three years in a row on the Super Lawyers Rising Stars List. But most importantly, we’ve helped […]

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March 25, 2019
Lyda Law Firm Wins Multimillion-Dollar First Amendment Trial

Lyda Law Firm won a complete defense judgment for its clients on claims of defamation and extreme and outrageous conduct. Lyda Law Firm represented The Weekly Focus, a Korean-language newspaper, as well as the newspaper's editor. Four other Lyda Law Firm clients were previously dismissed from the suit. The allegations in the case stemmed from a series of […]

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March 14, 2019
Mark Lyda Named To Super Lawyers 2019 Rising Stars List

We are pleased to announce that Mark Lyda has been selected to the 2019 Colorado Rising Stars list for a third consecutive year. Lyda was selected for his excellence in the area of Civil Litigation and Business/Corporate. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research […]

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September 17, 2018
Happy 4th Birthday, Lyda Law Firm!

Many new and exciting things have been happening over at Lyda Law Firm! Not only did we just celebrate our fourth birthday, we also added another fantastic lawyer to the team. Click on the images above to learn more about Mark, Ekta, Kiela, Kari, and Nikole. While you’re at it, feel free to explore our […]

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September 1, 2018
Lyda Law Firm Has a New Space Inside WeWork LoHi

Lyda Law Firm has a new address at 2420 17th St., 3rd Floor, Denver, Colorado 80202.

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August 16, 2018
Lyda Earns Mediation Skills Certificate From Northwestern University

“I believe in mediation as an empowering, cost effective, and durable form of conflict resolution.” — Mark Lyda Lyda Law Firm is proud to represent its clients through all phases of litigation, including mediation. The mediation skills certificate includes training in facilitative mediation and fulfills mediator requirements for most states. This training will equip us […]

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