Kyle R. Blackmer

Associate
Phone
303.575.7548
Email
kblackmer@ottenjohnson.com
Assistant
Karen Dunahay, 303.575.7586

Overview

Kyle Blackmer represents clients in a variety of real estate and real estate finance transactions. He currently focuses on representing lenders on loans involving all types of real estate, including multi-family housing, mixed-use, office, and retail.

Prior to joining the firm, Kyle served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Judge Lewis T. Babcock of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.  While in law school, Kyle was editor-in-chief of the University of Colorado Law Review, and he was selected by the law school to tutor property law to first year law students.

Before law school, Kyle was a researcher for Jim Collins, the best-selling author of Good to Great. Kyle worked on Mr. Collins’ books How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In (2009) and Great By Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck—Why Some Thrive Despite Them All (2011).

Kyle currently serves on the firm's Recruiting Committee.  Kyle is also a frequent contributor to the firm’s real estate blog, www.rockymountainrealestatelaw.com, where his posts often deal with real estate-related topics.

Practice Areas

Industries Served

Publications

  • Otten Johnson Alert: Railroad Rights-of-Way Are Not Forever (March 2014)
  • Otten Johnson Alert: New York Court Enforces Springing Recourse Guaranty Despite One Action Rule (December 2013)
  • Co-author, Colorado Legislature Brings Power to the People, Colorado Energy News, June 23, 2013
  • Research published in Jim Collins, Great By Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck—Why Some Thrive Despite Them All (HarperCollins, 2011)
  • Research published in Jim Collins, How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In (HarperCollins, 2009)

Awards & Involvement

  • Courtland H. Peterson Leadership Award (University of Colorado Law School, 2011)
  • Humane Society of Boulder Valley: Volunteer (2008 to present)
  • Boettcher Scholar (2004)

Jurisdiction

  • State of Colorado
  • Colorado Bar Association

Education

  • J.D., University of Colorado Law School (2011); Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief, University of Colorado Law Review
  • B.S., University of Colorado-Boulder (2008); With High Distinction; Boettcher Scholar; Presidents Leadership Class Scholar; Beta Gamma Sigma