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.
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