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Risa Lynn Wolf-Smith


Current Position

Holland & Hart LLP
555 17th Street
Suite 3200
Denver, CO 80202

Tel: 303-295-8011
Fax: 303-295-8261

Class: XXVII (2016)Circuit: Tenth


Stanford Law School, J.D. (1982-1985)
Colorado College, B.A. English, summa cum laude (1978-1982)

Professional Career

Partner, Chair Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights (1998-2015), Holland & Hart LLP (1988-present)


American Bankruptcy Institute, Director; Executive Editor American Bankruptcy Journal; Co-Chair Rocky Mountain Conference 2007-2015; Education Director Asset Sales Committee 2014-2015 (1994-present)
Colorado Ballet, Board of Trustees (2008-2015)
Turnaround Management Association, Director (2009-2010)
Colorado Bar Association, Co-Chair Bankruptcy Subsection
International Womens Insolvency and Restructuring Federation, Director Mountain/Desert Network (2009-2011)
Colorado Limited Liability Company Drafting and Revision Committee, Co-author Colorado Limited Liability Company Act (1990)
Denver Tennis Club, Director (2009-2010)
Colorado Bar Association, Member (1986-present)
California Bar Association, Member (1986-present)


Frequent Author and Lecturer on Bankruptcy/Insolvency and LLC topics for over 25 years


Boettcher Foundation, Boettcher Scholarship (1978-1982)
The Best Lawyers in America US News & World Report, Best Lawyers Listing (2011-present)
The Legal 500, Legal 500 Listing (2009-present)
Super Lawyers Magazine, Colorado Super Lawyers (2005-present)