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Jack L. Smith


Current Position

Retired Partner
Holland & Hart LLP
Denver, CO 80202


Class: XV (2004)Circuit: Tenth


Davidson College, B.A. (1968)
Cornell Law School, J.D. (1971)

Professional Career

Associate (1971-77); Partner (1977-2013); Of Counsel (2013-2017); Retired Partner (2018-), Holland & Hart LLP


American Bar Association, Business Bankruptcy Committee (1971-2018)
Colorado Bar Association, Chair, Bankruptcy Subsection (1987-89) (1971-)
Denver Bar Association (1971-)
American Bankruptcy Institute (1987-2018)


1983-2013 Board of Editors, and author of over 25 articles, The Bankruptcy Strategist
"The Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1994 Becomes Law," The Colorado Lawyer 1995 Co-author
American Bankruptcy Institute, Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference, "Advanced Chapter 11 Issues" (1998); "Negotiate to Win" (1999); "Bankruptcy Ethics" (2001); "Receiverships and Other Alternatives to Bankruptcy" (2009) Author and speaker
numerous other continuing legal education programs for Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, National Business Institute, Professional Education Systems, Lorman Education Services, and University of Denver. Author and speaker
"The Repeal of Deprizio" (1995); "Chapter 9 Bankruptcy-A Primer for a Developing Remedy" (1991) Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser Author