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The Team

Rick Angel, Attorney

With over 25 years of as a commercial real estate lawyer handling complex transactions, Rick is at ease working with Fortune 100 companies, mid and small sized companies and individual investors, owners, landlords, tenants, borrowers and brokers. Rick’s expertise in leasing, buying, selling, financing and managing commercial real estate provides clients a trusted advisor and engaged participant in any commercial real estate transaction.

Rick supplements his real estate law practice with attention and focus gained from 20 years of practiced yoga and meditation. He also enjoys road biking and skiing.

As former partner and head of the commercial real estate department of a large full service corporate law firm, Rick Angel represented Fortune 100 companies in their commercial real estate transactions. He also served as General Counsel of a publicly traded financial services company for 5 years before forming Angel Law Offices in 2002. Rick has lectured on various commercial real estate law and business topics and published numerous articles. He is recognized as an expert in his field, having been awarded the highest rating for professional excellence, legal ability and ethical standards by his peers.

He is passionate about Angel Law Offices using technology to boost efficiency, lower client costs and increase client satisfaction and was recently featured in a case study on his innovative use of mindmapping in his practice by MindJet (See Mindjet Success Story), the leading mind-mapping software company.

Rick supplements his commercial real estate law practice at Angel Law Offices with attention and focus gained from 20 years of practiced yoga and meditation. He also enjoys road biking and skiing.

Bar Admission

California, 1983

Colorado, 2003


University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Juris Doctor, 1983

University of California, San Diego, B.A., Economics, 1980, Cum Laude

University of Birmingham, England—Economic Studies Program

Past and Present Community Affiliations

American Bar Association

California Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

Steering Committee—Los Angeles County Bar Association Commercial Real Estate Section

Section Co-Chair—Boulder Bar Association Real Estate Section, Boulder, Colorado

American Industrial Real Estate Association

Building and Office Managers Association

International Council of Shopping Centers

Board Member – Nevei Kodesh Synagogue, Boulder, Colorado

Boulder Children’s Museum Steering Committee, Boulder, Colorado

Steering Committee MOCA Contemporaries—Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Corporate Sponsorship Chair—American Cancer Society—Relay for Life, Boulder

Publications and Presentations

Purchase and Sale of Commercial Real Estate, Course taught at UCLA, Los Angeles

Leasing Commercial Real Estate, Course taught at UCLA, Los Angeles

Letters of Intent in Real Estate Transactions—When is Non-Binding Binding?

Expediting Real Property Sales

Negotiating Exclusions from Common Area Maintenance Expense Provisions

Using Requests for Proposals to Lease Premises

Negotiating Lease Take-Over Agreements

Negotiating the AIR Commercial Real Estate Association Purchase Agreement—Issues for Buyers and Sellers

Shopping Center Acquisitions – Avoid the Lemons