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

  • Colorado Real Estate Journal: 
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  • 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

Generosity

“I believe in the Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s mission to protect and enhance the lives of companion animals by promoting healthy relationships between pets and people, because I subscribe to Gandhi’s idea that the greatness of a community can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”