Amalia Sax-BolderBrownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP, Denver, CO
AMALIA is a shareholder with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP and has experience representing clients in a variety of distressed situations. She maintains an active chapter 11 debtor practice and also represents lenders, purchasers, secured creditors, strategic investors and trustees in chapter 11 and chapter 7 bankruptcies, receiverships and foreclosures. A skilled litigator, she frequently represents clients in adversary proceedings and arbitrations, relief-from-stay matters and property turnover disputes. In her transactional practice, she provides structural advice to avoid or minimize the risks of bankruptcy in mergers and acquisitions, real estate and structured finance transactions. She also has unique expertise at the intersection of bankruptcy and IP issues, including advising on insolvency-related issues in connection with SaaS contracts and IP and technology licensing agreements. Her timing in joining Brownstein coincided with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and she subsequently led chapter 11 debtor cases for Colorado-based companies directly impacted by the pandemic, such as student housing and low-income housing owners and property managers. She also has enjoyed working with Coloradans on smaller, yet complex, bankruptcy matters, such as representing a family-owned agricultural business in successfully protecting its S Corp status in the chapter 7 case of a shareholder.
Prior to joining Brownstein, Amalia worked for the government of Puerto Rico to restructure the territory’s debt in the aftermath of two devastating hurricanes, and she represented Gov. Gavin Newsom and the government of California in connection with the PG&E bankruptcy. An ABI member, she has served on its Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference Advisory Board since 2020 and as a judge for the Midwest Regional round of ABI’s/St. John’s University School of Law’s Duberstein Moot Court Competition since 2021. In addition, she is the director of Membership of the Turnaround Management Association’s Rocky Mountain Chapter and a member of its Global DEI Committee. She also has participated in ABI’s Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Mentorship Program.
Amalia maintains a robust pro bono practice and is frequently engaged to represent nonprofit organizations in LGBTQ+-related litigation across the country. In addition, she co-chairs the board of The Center on Colfax, the largest LGBTQ+ community center in the Rocky Mountain region, which provides inclusive programs and events, including running Denver PrideFest, which is attended by over 500,000 people each June. For her work in this area, she was recognized by the LGBTQ National Bar Association as a 2023 40 Under 40 award recipient. At her firm, she is a member of its DEI Steering Committee and Summer Associate Committee, and she co-chairs the firm’s LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group.
“Amalia’s raw legal talent helps explain how, after just nine years of practicing in a field with a notoriously steep learning curve, she has become an active and respected member of the bankruptcy bar.”