As a professional engineer turned construction lawyer, Buck Beltzer develops strategies to turn around troubled projects, and he steps in to help resolve any disputes which are unavoidable. Buck has won cases tried to juries, arbitration panels, and judges. These disputes have involved contract scope, schedule/delay, impacts, standard of care, and construction defects on commercial, infrastructure, and energy projects, both private and public. He has represented parties to design-bid-build, CM/GC, target price, design-build, ESCO, incentive, and P3 delivery method agreements. He’s resolved complex, multi-party, and multi-tier disputes where significant damages were at risk.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Buck worked as a civil engineer in Colorado and North Carolina, specializing in transportation infrastructure and major interchange projects. His team designed several high-profile projects, like the University Boulevard interchange portion of Denver’s design-build TREX project and the roadway and ramp improvements for the Piedmont Triad International Airport’s FedEx handling facility in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is licensed as a professional engineer in Colorado.
Buck holds a Bachelors of Civil Engineering from Auburn University and a Juris Doctorate from University of Denver, where he graduated Order of the Coif, was awarded several American Jurisprudence awards, co-founded the Construction Law Society, and was an Associate Editor of the Law Review.
Buck 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.