Georgine M. Kryda

Attorney Profile

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 - 2021
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 Chair of, and Scholarship Chair on, the Executive Council of the Taxation Section. Ms. Kryda volunteers 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
  • 40%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 30%Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 20%Tax: Consumer
  • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas

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


3 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018

About Georgine M. Kryda

Admitted: 2008, Washington DC

Professional Webpage:


  • Quarterly update regarding federal tax developments of interest to attorneys in the Trusts & Estates Section of the Colorado Bar Association.  2015 - Present, Federal Tax Update For Trusts & Estate Section Quarterly Council Notes, Legal

Special Licenses/Certifications

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

Bar/Professional Activity

  • First Judicial District Bar Association, 2008 - Present
  • Uniform Fiduciary Income & Principal Act, Colorado Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section Statutory Revisions Committee, April 2018 - Present, Chair from February 2019 - Present.
  • Colorado Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section:  Member, 2008 - Present; Orange Book and Statutory Revisions Committees, 2013 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar, 2007 - 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; Vice Chair, 2019 - 2020; Chair, 2020 - 2021.
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, 2008 - Present
  • Uniform Trust Code Subcommittee, Colorado Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section Statutory Revisions Committee, October 2013 - Present
  • Colorado Attorney, 2008 - Present
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2012 - Present

Pro bono/Community Service

  • 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

Educational Background

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


  • Mediator of the Year for Total Cases and Hours, Jefferson County (Colorado) Mediation Services, 2011
  • Community Mediator of the Year, Jefferson County (Colorado) Mediation Services, 2012 & 2014, Jefferson County (Colorado) Mediation Services, 2014
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018
  • Supreme Court of the State of Colorado recognition for pro bono, 2009 – 2019, Colorado State Supreme Court
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Section discussing Qualified Charitable Deductions ("QCDs") as may be taken by individual taxpayers., Author, Qualified Charitable Deductions, University of Illinois Federal Tax Workbook, Federal Taxation - Individuals, 2019
  • Section discussing unexpected issues (e.g., disability payments, life insurance, gift taxes) for individual taxpayers., Author, Unexpected Issues for Individual Taxpayers, University of Illinois Federal Tax Workbook, Federal Taxation - Individuals, 2020
  • 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 - 2020)., Author, IRA Beneficiary Designations and Income Tax Implications, The Colorado Estate Planning Handbook (7th ed.), 2020
  • 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)., Co-author, Creating a Workable Legal Standard for Defining an Independent Contractor, J. L., Bus. & Entrepreneurship, 2010
  • 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, 2006
  • Summary of the tax effects of three bills enacted by the Colorado legislature affecting alimony, maintenance, and income tax credits., Author, Three House Bills --— 1385, 1208, and 1004 -- — Adjust Calculations of Alimony/Maintenance, and Expand and Extend Income Tax Credits for Child Care, Colorado Bar Association Taxation Section Newsletter, 8/17/2018, Legal, 2018
  • Author, "Plain English" pamphlet for the general public explaining Colorado’s new Designated Beneficiary Agreement Act, Colorado Bar Association, 2010
  • 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
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Office Location for Georgine M. Kryda

2801 Youngfield Street
Suite 300
Golden, CO 80401

Phone: 303-205-8485

Fax: 303-232-0384

Last Updated: 12/8/2020

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