Mr. Beltzer's practice as a construction lawyer focuses on resolving contract, schedule, and performance disputes through litigation, mediation, and arbitration, and on preparing and negotiating construction contracts for projects large and small. Mr. Beltzer advises engineers, architects, design professionals, general contractors, major subcontractors, and owners and developers involved in drainage, roadway, water treatment, pumping, dredging, mining, commercial building, hospital, high-end residential and multi-family, resort, school and higher education, historical structure, wind-farm, ethanol, oil refining, and other infrastructure and vertical construction. Project delivery methods for these projects include design-bid-build, design-build, guaranteed maximum price (GMP), fixed price, unit price, engineer-procure-construct (EPC), and incentive agreements via AIA, EJCDC, energy savings guarantees (for ESCO) and other agreements.
From 2006 to 2014, Mr. Beltzer was an attorney at Holland & Hart LLP, where he was admitted to the Partnership on an accelerated timeframe. He is licensed to practice law in Colorado and Nevada, and has represented clients via pro hac vice admission in Wyoming, Washington, Nevada, Kansas, Montana, California, South Dakota, Minnesota, and South Carolina in jury and bench trials, and before single and panel arbitrators.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Beltzer practiced engineering for approximately five years with AECOM in Denver, Colorado, and Michael Baker Co. in Greensboro, North Carolina, as a civil engineer with an emphasis on transportation infrastructure and major interchange projects. He worked on several high-profile projects, like Denver's TREX project, the State Highway 105 interchange with Interstate 25 in Monument, the 5th Street and Wolfensberger bridges in Castle Rock, and the roadway and ramp improvements for the Piedmont Triad International Airport's FedEx handling facility. He has worked as an engineer on design-bid-build and design-build projects, and is licensed as a professional engineer in Colorado.
Mr. Beltzer currently serves as pro bono general counsel to the Colorado chapter of the American Council for Engineering Companies (ACEC), as the chair of the Distance Learning subcommittee of the Forum on Construction Law, and past chair to the Design Division of the ABA Forum on Construction Law.