Lyons O'Dowd

Office (208) 714-0487 Fax (888) 966-0036

Practice Areas

Lyons O'Dowd offers a wide range of legal services including business law and general representation services, public entity representation, employment law services, real estate services, independent third-party investigations, estate planning and related civil legal assistance.


Our business law services include advising on and drafting documents for business formations, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and commercial contracts. We act as general counsel to several public and private companies, as well as several public agencies. Our business law services also include securities and compliance related services.


The firm provides general counsel representation to several local public agencies. Our services include understanding and navigating the entity's operational authorities and limitations arising under Idaho law, while also addressing the overlay of applicable federal laws. Representation services include contract drafting and review, employment law services, advocacy in administrative proceedings, advising the administration and governing boards, and providing representation in litigation when appropriate.


We offer a range of employment law services including training management on applicable state and federal employment laws, drafting employee handbooks and policies, and conducting independent third-party investigations. We have successfully represented employers in Idaho Human Rights Commission Complaints, and administrative proceedings with the Office for Civil Rights and the EEOC.  


Marc Lyons offers private mediations for civil disputes and active litigation matters. Marc has successfully resolved many complicated cases and applies his decades of experience as a litigator to help parties reach appropriate resolutions. We can perform mediations at our offices or off-site, as the parties desire. 


The firm's real estate practice offers a wide range of real estate services including reviewing and advising on large-scale acquisitions, completing due diligence protocols, reviewing and assessing title policies, drafting easements, litigating real estate disputes, and representing clients in local land use matters.

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Our securities practice provides assistance with public company reporting requirements, SEC compliance, insider reporting, Rule 144 opinion letters, public and private offerings, broker-dealer compliance matters and FINRA arbitration representation services.  



Lyons O'Dowd offers a variety of estate planning services and strives to help clients minimize estate taxes and exposure to the probate process. We are here to counsel our clients on all matters pertaining to estate planning and probate, from estate preparation, including the drafting of wills, trusts, powers of attorney and living wills, to resolution of estate disputes, including management of the estate and distribution of estate assets.