Louis J. Beltrami
|Lou Beltrami has been practicing law since 1985, primarily in the areas of real estate, litigation, dispute resolution, and labor and employment law.Lou’s real estate practice includes the preparation of contracts, leases, notes, and security deeds; conducting residential and commercial real estate closings (including purchase and sales, refinancing transactions, and like-kind exchanges); and performing legal work in connection with the development of residential subdivisions. He is also fluent in Spanish, and can conducted closings in Spanish if requested.Lou’s litigation practice includes representing clients in all phases of litigation, from discovery through trial. He has handled cases in various industries, including the representation of two national homebuilders (Celotex Corporation and the Jim Walter Corporation) in nationwide litigation for several years. He has also represented both employers and employees in various labor and employment matters. He received an “AV” rating from Martindale Hubbell, and was certified as a mediator and as an arbitrator. He has served as a mediator and as an arbitrator in private practice, for the courts systems, and for the American Arbitration Association.Prior to co-founding the Beltrami Law Firm, P.C. in May 2004, Lou practiced in Atlanta, Georgia with the Anderson & Anderson law firm, and in Tampa, Florida with the law firms of Hoyt, Colgan & Andreu, P.A. and Holland & Knight, LLP. He started his legal career with a two-year federal court judicial clerkship for the Honorable William J. Castagna, United States District Court, Tampa, Florida. Lou also taught Business Law at the University of Tampa as an Adjunct Professor from 1991-1996.
Lou attended the American University Law School in Washington, D.C., where he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1985. While at American, he joined the American University Law Review by invitation due to his standing in the top 10% of his class. He was the Managing Editor of the Law Review for the 1984-85 year and author of Kimberly-Clark Corp. v. Johnson & Johnson: Prior Work and Prior Art in Obviousness Determinations, published in Volue 34 of the American University Law Review. He served as the President of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International. He also served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Stanley B. Frosh in the Montgomery County Court in Rockville, MD, and as a summer law clerk for the Washington, D.C. office of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.
Lou completed his undergraduate studies at The Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Arts and Sciences, Foreign Language Emphasis, in 1982. At Penn State, he was awarded with several honors, such as the Dean’s List and the John White scholarship for excellence in Spanish. During college, Lou also participated in the Semester-at-Sea program, in which he traveled around the world on a ship for four months, while also taking college courses taught by faculty from universities throughout the world.
Louis J. Beltrami
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