Darlene Cypser
Attorney at law
P.O. Box 1018, Morrison, CO 80465
303-587-9792

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Employment Experience

Attorney
Lakewood, Littleton, Boulder, Colorado
January 1988 – Current
Draft wills and other documents related to death and disability planning; Represent clients in probate and estates; Prepare returns and consult in tax matters; Advise on landlord and tenant and other legal matters

Publisher – Foolscap & Quill, LLC
Morrison, Colorado
1988-present
Write, edit, proof, layout and publish paperback and e-books; design covers; market and promote books.

President - Inferno Film Productions, LLC
Littleton, Colorado
March 1999-present
Managed production, post-production, sales, and distribution of in-house productions; negotiated and drafted distribution agreements for other movie production companies and coordinated delivery of masters and other materials as a motion picture sales agent.

President - The Midgard Corporation
Littleton, Colorado
March 1999-August 2013
Oversaw the financing and management of start-up companies and other investments.

Education

Master of Arts (expected May 2017) 31 Credit Hours GPA: 3.903
Major: U. S. History; Concentration: Nineteenth Century; Minor: American West
History Department, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
University of Colorado Denver
January 2014-Present

Juris Doctor
University of Oklahoma
College of Law
August 1983 - May 1986

Bachelor of Arts
Major: Law Enforcement Administration
Political Science Department, College of Arts & Sciences
University of Oklahoma
August 1976 - May 1980

Volunteer Experience

Board Member – Boulder Emergency Squad
Boulder, Colorado
2016-present

President (Chief Surgeon) – Dr. Watson’s Neglected Patients
Denver, Colorado
2009-present
Coordinate activities of non-profit literary society dedicated to Sherlock Holmes; Assisted Denver Museum of Nature and Science with their 2015-2016 exhibit; worked with Rocky Mountain PBS to promote BBC Sherlock series; drafted new articles of incorporation and bylaws; planned and promoted events.

Advisor – Catherine Falk Organization
2016
Provided advice concerning laws related to guardianship and conservatorship abuse; advised Colorado State Senator on legislation.

Advisor – Free Sherlock
2012-2015
Provided advice to the legal campaign to prove that the “Sherlock Holmes” and “Dr. Watson” characters were in the public domain; advised other authors on the issue.

Secretary/Treasurer & Director - Nyx Net
Littleton, Colorado
1997-2013
Drafted articles of incorporation, bylaws, & 501(c)(3) application; negotiated transfer of assets from the University of Denver; negotiated leases and service contracts.

Licenses & Certifications
Law License, State of Colorado, January 1988 to present
Law License, State of New York, July 1987 to present
Notary Public, State of Colorado, 1989 to present
Electronic Return Originator, Internal Revenue Service, 1992-present

Public Speaking

Castle Rock Film Festival
Castle Rock, Colorado
October 2010
Invited to speak about movie distribution.

Creative Businesses Expo
City of Denver
Denver, Colorado
March 2008
Invited to speak about business plans for creative businesses.

Midwest Entertainment Industry Conference
Lexington, KY
November 2003
Invited to speak on panels about movie distribution and entertainment law.

Legal Aspects of Film and Video Production Conference
Denver, Colorado
September 2003
Organized conference and spoke about tax law applicable to film and video production.

Colorado School of Mines
Golden, Colorado
October 1999
Spoke about the law & induced seismicity.

Colorado Bar Association Mineral Law Section Meeting
Denver, Colorado
September 1996
Spoke about the law related to induced seismicity.

U.S. Bureau of Mines
Denver, Colorado
November 1995
Spoke about law & induced seismicity.

International Union for Geodesy and Geophysics Conference
Boulder, Colorado
June 1995
Spoke on the law related to induced seismicity.

National Writers Club
Aurora, Colorado
January 1990
Spoke about tax law for writers.

Professional Memberships
Colorado Bar Association
First Judicial District Bar Association
American Geophysical Union

Grants & Honors
Viola Vestal Coulter Scholarship, 2014-2017
Marquis Who's Who in the World, 2005 to present
Marquis Who's Who of American Women, 2005 to present
Marquis Who's Who in America, 2000 to present
Marquis Who's Who in American Law, 1995 to present
Research Grant from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, 1995

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