Georgine M. Kryda

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Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Golden, CO

Georgine M. Kryda, Ph.D., Esq., LLC
 | 2801 Youngfield Street, Suite 300
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-205-8485
Fax: 303-232-0384
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (40%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (30%),
  • Tax: Consumer (20%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French
Attorney Profile

Georgine M. Kryda is the founder of Georgine M. Kryda, Ph.D., Esq., LLC, a law and mediation firm located in Golden, Colorado. Ms. Kryda advises and represents clients in estate and trust planning, administration, and litigation; federal and state tax issues and controversies; and mediation and arbitration. She also co-counsels with other attorneys in Colorado and throughout the U.S.

Ms. Kryda earned a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Economics and Business Administration from Knox College, a Master of International Management from Thunderbird, an MBA with an emphasis in Finance from North Central College, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After teaching international business, comparative management and strategic planning at the undergraduate and graduate levels, Ms. Kryda earned her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in 2007 and an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Denver Graduate Tax Program in 2010. She is admitted to practice before all courts in Colorado and in the District of Columbia, as well as the United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court.  

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 2014 and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) since 2015, Ms. Kryda has a separate practice devoted to tax return preparation and forensic accounting. Ms. Kryda is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, the D.C. Bar, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the American Academy of Attorney-CPAs. She is an active participant in the Colorado Bar Association (CBA), serving on several committees in the Trusts & Estates Section as well as Secretary and Scholarship Chair on the Executive Council of the Taxation Section. Ms. Kryda volunteers as a mediator for Jefferson County Mediation Services, and as a mediator/arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau of Denver/Boulder. Ms. Kryda writes the quarterly federal tax update for the CBA’s Trusts & Estates Section newsletter, has a chapter in The Colorado Estate Planning Handbook, presents various estate planning and tax issues to professional and community groups, and has been published in The Colorado Lawyer.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (40%): Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Estate & Trust Litigation (30%): Will Contests

Tax (20%): Tax Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%): Arbitration, Mediation

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Will Contests, Tax Law, Arbitration, Mediation


Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2019 Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018

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Admitted: 2008, Colorado

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  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016
  • Mediator of the Year for Total Cases and Hours, Jefferson County (Colorado) Mediation Services, 2011
  • Supreme Court of the State of Colorado recognition for pro bono, 2009 – 2017, Colorado State Supreme Court
  • Community Mediator of the Year, Jefferson County (Colorado) Mediation Services, 2012 & 2014

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, 2015 - Present
  • Colorado Certified Public Accountant, 2014 - Present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Uniform Fiduciary Income & Principal Act, Colorado Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section Statutory Revisions Committee, April 2018 - Present
  • American Academy of Attorney-CPAs, Member, 2017 - Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court Bar, Member, 2017 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association Taxation Section Executive Council:  Member, 2013 - Present; Scholarship Coordinator, 2013 - Present; Trusts & Estates Section Liaison, 2015 - Present; Treasurer, 2017 - 2018; Secretary, 2018 - 2019.
  • Colorado Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section:  Member, 2008 - Present; Orange Book and Statutory Revisions Committees, 2013 - Present
  • Uniform Trust Code Subcommittee, Colorado Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section Statutory Revisions Committee, October 2013 - Present
  • Colorado Attorney, 2008 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar, 2007 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, 2008 - Present
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2012 - Present
  • First Judicial District Bar Association, 2008 - Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer Mediator with Jefferson County (Colorado) Mediation Services since October 2008
  • Volunteer Mediator with the Better Business Bureau Denver/Boulder since February 2012; Volunteer Arbitrator since September 2014; Arbitrator with the BBB's Auto Line program since July 2014

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, Trusts as Entities, Denver Trust Officers Association, 2016
  • Author, Trusts as Entities under Restatement Third - A Conceptual Framework for Drafting, Parts 1 & 2, Colo. Law.  (April and July), 2016
  • Author, "Plain English" pamphlet for the general public explaining Colorado’s new Designated Beneficiary Agreement Act, Colorado Bar Association, 2010
  • IRA Beneficiary Designations and Income Tax Implications, Chapter 52 in The Colorado Estate Planning Handbook (7th ed.), edited by David K. Johns, Julia G. McVey, & Constance B. Wood (Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc., 2017).
  • 2015 - present, Author, Federal Tax Update For Trusts & Estate Section Quarterly Council Notes, Colorado Bar Association
  • An Overview of Business, Legal, and Tax Issues for Mediators, The Solutions Group, Denver, CO, June 19, 2010
  • Estate Planning 201: Using Basic Tools to Achieve Your Personal Objectives, Trusted Advisors & Professionals, Lakewood, CO, April 15, 2013
  • The Case for Estate Planning, Trusted Advisors & Professionals, Lakewood, CO, Mar. 17, 2014
  • Estate Planning: Documents & Terminology, Elks, Golden, CO, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, 2014
  • Kwan v. United States, Appeal Judgment, 272 F3d 1360 (Fed Cir 2001); ILDC 309 (US 2001), December 29, 2008
  • American Pelagic Fishing Co. LP v. United States, Appeal Judgment, 379 F3d 1363 (Fed Cir 2004); ILDC 310 (US 2004), May 1, 2008 (with Daniel Fromm)
  • CRS Report RL33562 (July 14, 2006), Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code: Ancillary and Cross-Border Cases, Congressional Research Service, American Law Division
  • Karen Harned, Georgine Kryda, & Elizabeth Milito, Creating a Workable Legal Standard for Defining an Independent Contractor, J. L., Bus. & Entrepreneurship, 4:1 (2010); Social Science Research Network’s Top Ten download list: Employment Contract Law (December 2009).

Educational Background:

  • North Central College, Naperville, IL, Master of Business Administration, Emphasis in Finance, 1990
  • Knox College, Galesburg, IL, B.A. cum laude, Economics & Business Administration, 1983
  • American Graduate School of International Management, Glendale, AZ, Master of International Management with honors, December 1984
  • University of Denver, LL.M., Graduate Tax Program in Taxation, November 2010
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D., Business Administration, Major field: International Business, Minor fields: Political Science and Economic Policy, October 1997
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2801 Youngfield Street
Suite 300
Golden, CO 80401

Phone: 303-205-8485

Fax: 303-232-0384


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