Henry Bangert

Henry Bangert grew up in the construction business, working alongside his family in heavy civil construction throughout the Midwest and Mountain West. His first jobs were on airport and bridge projects in and around St. Louis and Denver. Henry’s close family members still work in various sectors of this industry.

Consequently, Henry’s work for construction and engineering clients is a personal passion. Having lived through the ups and downs of the industry, he understands what critical negotiations, disputes and litigation mean from the perspective of the business owner, management, operations, as well as the litigator.

Following law school at the University of Colorado, Henry joined the construction practice group at Sherman & Howard, L.L.C. in Denver. It is with Sherman & Howard that Henry received his legal training from Mike Cook, Bret Gunnell, Charlotte Wiessner, and many other well-respected construction attorneys. For six years, up until opening day of Beltzer Bangert & Gunnell LLP, Henry worked as Legal Counsel – U.S. Operations for PCL Construction Enterprises, Inc. As Legal Counsel for PCL, Henry worked with the most talented construction attorneys and consultants across the US, on both sides of the table.

Today, Henry counsels clients in contract planning, negotiation, administration, and dispute resolution nationally in the construction and engineering industry. He frequently advises clients in contract and legal risk management through the project life-cycle. He has represented clients in the drafting and negotiation of numerous complex construction contracts priced between $1 million and $2 billion+. Henry has significant experience in government contracting issues and has represented clients nationwide in dispute review boards, mediations, arbitrations, trials, and state and federal court.

Henry Bangert

Founding Partner

(720) 576-7225



  • Colorado
  • California


  • Lead counsel in representing a contractor in drafting and negotiating contracts and related documents for the construction of a $2.2B retail and entertainment facility.
  • Lead counsel in representing a contractor member of the design-build team in pursuing a $1.2B rail project.
  • Lead counsel in representing a contractor in negotiating the contract for a $1.1B integrated project delivery hospital and healthcare facility.


  • Juris Doctorate, University of Colorado
  • Bachelors of Arts, Bowdoin College

Practice Areas

  • Vertical Construction
  • Heavy Civil
  • Water Infrastructure
  • External General Counsel

Community Engagement

  • Henry regularly speaks to groups of project personnel, industry groups, and construction industry executives about various topics including risk management, ethics and compliance, contract changes and claims, subcontractor default, differing site conditions, consequential damages, cost of work, mechanics’ liens, government contracting, and litigation.
  • Henry is an adjunct professor of construction law at the University of Colorado, School of Law.
  • Henry is a member of the Board of Directors of the Associated General Contractors – Colorado.
  • Henry is a member of the Board of Directors of the Camping and Education Foundation.

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