- B.A., cum laude, New York University, 1972
- J.D., Georgetown University, 1975
Admitted to practice in:
- New Mexico (since 1975)
- Colorado (since 1976)
- U.S. District Court, District of Colorado (since 1976)
- U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico (since 1975)
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit (since 1977)
- United States Supreme Court (since 1994)
Professional & Community Affiliations
- International Network of Boutique Law Firms (President, Colorado chapter)
- Denver Bar Association (Availability of Legal Services Committee, 1980-1982)
- Colorado Bar Association (Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section)
- New Mexico State Bar Association
- Commercial Law League of America (Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights Subsections)
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Bankruptcy Trustee, 1984 - present
- Colorado Super Lawyers, 2006-2008; 2010-12
- Martindale-Hubble AV rating (since 1992)
- Frequent lecturer on bankruptcy law and practice
For more than 35 years, Harvey Sender has focused his practice on complex bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation, gaining extensive experience with Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 13 and trustee issues. He has represented numerous debtors in possession in Chapter 11 cases and major creditors and unsecured creditors’ committees in both bankruptcy issues and complex commercial litigation. Known for his practical, common sense approach, Harvey is committed to solving clients’ problems as cost-effectively as possible.
Harvey has administered over 25,000 cases as a Chapter 7 trustee. Since 1984, he has served as a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee in the District of Colorado. He has served as a Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 trustee in numerous large bankruptcy cases, including Hedged Investments, USA Capital and Intercap Funds Joint Venture, and as a receiver in state court matters. Harvey has also appeared as an expert witness in several cases on bankruptcy law and bankruptcy-related issues, including the reasonableness of attorneys’ fees.
Following law school, Harvey spent a few years with Northern New Mexico Legal Services, and with Sobol and Sobol P.C. in Denver. He then led his own firm, Harvey Sender and Associates, for 13 years before merging with John Wasserman’s practice in 1992.