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March 23, 2022
Protecting Your Indie Film: The Entertainment Law Legal Guide

Article written by Jeanne Lau. Congratulations on completing your screenplay! I’m sure you’re now gearing up to put your project into motion. But while making an indie film can be an exciting venture, failure to appropriately protect yourself and your creative work can sometimes lead to problems down the line. Use our guide below to […]

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February 4, 2022
PROTESTING THE APPRAISED VALUE OF YOUR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

Texas 2022 Property Appraisal Protest Guide: How to protest appraised value of your residential property.

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October 8, 2021
Should I Form a Nonprofit?

Before you form a nonprofit, there are several important considerations to think through before taking the next step. Use our guide to learn more about nonprofit corporations and when forming one might make sense for you.

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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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March 23, 2022
Protecting Your Indie Film: The Entertainment Law Legal Guide

Article written by Jeanne Lau. Congratulations on completing your screenplay! I’m sure you’re now gearing up to put your project into motion. But while making an indie film can be an exciting venture, failure to appropriately protect yourself and your creative work can sometimes lead to problems down the line. Use our guide below to […]

Read More
February 4, 2022
PROTESTING THE APPRAISED VALUE OF YOUR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

Texas 2022 Property Appraisal Protest Guide: How to protest appraised value of your residential property.

Read More
October 8, 2021
Should I Form a Nonprofit?

Before you form a nonprofit, there are several important considerations to think through before taking the next step. Use our guide to learn more about nonprofit corporations and when forming one might make sense for you.

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 […]

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April 6, 2016
Lyda Werge Jury Trial Victory

Mark Lyda and co-counsel Byung Kim won a jury trial on behalf of their client last week. The case sought to enforce two promissory notes signed in connection with the sale of a liquor store in Lakewood, Colorado. The trial was held in Jefferson County District Court. The jury returned a verdict for breach of […]

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February 23, 2016
Justice Márquez, Next SCOTUS Nominee?

Multiple media sources, including the Washington Post, have suggested that Colorado Supreme Court Justice Monica Márquez is a potential nominee to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Justice Márquez was nominated for the Colorado Supreme Court by Governor Bill Ritter, Jr. and was sworn in on December 10, 2010. She graduated from […]

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September 3, 2015
Lyda Law Firm Celebrates One Year!

Thank you to everyone who has supported this startup firm for the past year. It has been an exciting adventure, and it has been extremely fulfilling to become trusted advisors to our clients.  As great as the past year has been, we are looking forward to growth in the year ahead, with some exciting news […]

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April 16, 2015
Payday Lending Reform Protects Colorado Consumers

This past week, at the periodic meeting of the Council of Advisors on Consumer Credit, representatives of the Colorado Attorney General's Office presented encouraging statistics about the number of payday loans in Colorado. Since passage and implementation of reform legislation in 2010, the number and dollar amount of payday loans has dropped drastically. Importantly, interest […]

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March 20, 2015
Notre Dame Lawyers Volunteer at LawLine 9

I had a great time volunteering with other Notre Dame alumni lawyers at our annual St. Patrick's Day volunteer activity, LawLine 9. This event is always a great experience. Denver's Channel 9 news hosts several such volunteer service activities thought the year, when lawyers take calls and offer free advice on a wide variety of […]

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January 3, 2015
Happy New Year! Good News You May Have Missed in 2014, from Bill and Melinda Gates

As we look forward to 2015 and reflect on 2014, here is some great news courtesy of Bill Gates and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. While 2014 saw a good deal of tumult at home and abroad, it also saw significant advances for humanity. The child mortality rate fell for at least the 42nd year […]

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September 25, 2014
Lyda Law Firm Takes Colorado Supreme Court Pro Bono Challenge

The Colorado Supreme Court has a great program for encouraging pro bono work. It asks law firms, solo practitioners, and in-house counsel or government groups to commit to the annual goal of 50 hours of pro bono legal services by their Colorado-licensed attorneys, averaged across the firm and pro-rated for part-time attorneys. Today, the Lyda […]

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