Mr. Holtzman’s practice is focused on constitutional law, environmental law, appellate litigation, utilities law, gaming law, and commercial litigation.
Mr. Holtzman regularly represents private and public sector clients, including legislative bodies and legislators, on issues of Pennsylvania and federal constitutional law. He has significant experience with the Pennsylvania Constitution’s Bill of Rights, along with its provisions regarding the structure and powers of the Pennsylvania General Assembly and requirements for the enactment of legislation. On the federal side, he has represented clients with regard to First Amendment, Second Amendment, Tenth Amendment, Eleventh Amendment, dormant Commerce Clause, Takings Clause, Equal Protection Clause, and Speech or Debate Clause issues, among others.
In addition to his constitutional law activities, Mr. Holtzman regularly represents industry clients, including oil and gas production companies, pipeline operators, and trade associations, in litigation matters that involve agency enforcement activities, challenges to statutes and regulations, allegations of water and surface contamination, property rights disputes, deed and contract interpretation issues, challenges to permits, and issues that arise under freedom of information laws. He also advises industry clients on a broad range of Pennsylvania and federal environmental regulatory compliance issues.
Mr. Holtzman, moreover, advises members of the utilities industry on Pennsylvania utilities law compliance issues.
He also advises gaming industry clients with regard to federal and state laws that apply to Internet gaming and lottery activities.
Mr. Holtzman has argued cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, various Pennsylvania and federal trial courts, and the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board – including en banc arguments before the Third Circuit, Commonwealth Court, and EHB.
Beyond practicing law, Mr. Holtzman routinely lectures on principles of constitutional law, environmental law, statutory construction, and gambling law. Also, he has authored or co-authored more than 70 scholarly articles and book chapters in the past decade. And he serves as an adjunct instructor at Messiah College.