Amalia Sax-Bolder

Amalia Sax-Bolder



Accomplished bankruptcy and restructuring attorney at both the national and local level. Rising thought leader on bankruptcy law in the Rocky Mountain region. Reputation for reliability and deep business insights.

With experience representing clients in a variety of distressed situations, Amalia Sax-Bolder guides a diverse set of clients in her bankruptcy and restructuring practice. 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. Amalia is a skilled litigator and frequently represents clients in adversary proceedings and arbitrations, relief from stay matters and property turnover disputes. In her transactional practice, Amalia provides structural advice to avoid or minimize the risks of bankruptcy in mergers and acquisitions, real estate and structured finance transactions. 

Responsive and tuned in to clients’ business needs, Amalia is an emerging leader in her practice and has a unique expertise at the intersection of bankruptcy and IP issues. Amalia’s cross-sectional knowledge informs her holistic approach on a variety of different matters.

Amalia serves as co-chair of Brownstein’s Pride employee resource group and sits on the firm’s DEI Steering Committee and Summer Associate Committee. In her pro bono practice, Amalia is frequently engaged to represent nonprofit organizations in LGBTQ-related litigation across the country. She also serves as the co-chair of the board of directors at The Center on Colfax, the largest LGBTQ community center in the Rocky Mountain region.

Insights & Publications



  • LL.M., Competition, Innovation and Information Law, 2014, New York University School of Law
  • J.D., 2013, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • B.A., 2008, Vassar College


  • Colorado
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court and Bankruptcy Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court and Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court and Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals


Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

Advisory Board Member, American Bankruptcy Institute Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference Advisory, 2021-Present

Member, International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, Mountain Desert Network

Board of Directors, Turnaround Management Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter (Director of Membership)

Community Involvement


Co-Chair, Board of Directors, The Center on Colfax (Treasurer 2021-2022)

American Bankruptcy Institute Diversity and Inclusion Mentoring Program, 2022-2023

Member, Roots & Branches Foundation, Rose Community Foundation, 2021-2022

Participant, Denver Law Ascent Mentorship Program, 2021-Present

Judge, Duberstein Midwest Regional Moot Court Competition, 2021-Present



National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, NextGen Program, 2024

Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2024

40 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40, National LGBTQ+ Bar Association, 2023

40 Under 40, American Bankruptcy Institute, 2023

Law Week Colorado, Barrister’s Best, 2023