Rick Angel

"The attorneys at Angel Law Offices are sophisticated real estate transaction advisors that you can depend on."
Kip Shuman, The Shuman Law Firm

Angel Law Offices speaks business-ease, not legalese, and provides a great return on investment.
Walter Knapp, COO, Lijit Networks, a division of Federated Media Publishing

"Rick Angel' intelligence, integrity, and incredible work ethic inspire trust and confidence from day one. I highly recommend Angel Law Offices to anyone holding commercial real estate."
Jennifer Denton, President/CEO, Colorado State University Pueblo Foundation

"Rick Angel, our "go-to" counselor, zeros in on critical issues, creatively solves problems, understands and prioritizes my business needs, and masterfully negotiates deals. "
Frank Buckley, Urban Development Partners LLC

"Rick is a creative problem solver, a consummate negotiator and a strategic thinker, bringing more than just legal expertise to his client’s team."
Art Mazirow Attorney, Arbitrator and Real Estate Investor

"Rick understands the nuances of being an owner, and is able to negotiate 98% of all lease issues (allowing us) to focus our corporate energies on solving major issues and running other business operations."
Aric Browne, Managing Director, Ethan Christopher LLC

"Rick Angel is a highly skilled communicator and advisor who effortlessly translates legal issues into “bottom line” business terms, (using) his expertise and technology to move the transaction forward."
Robert Kleiman President, Structure Development Corporation

"We not only get valuable advice from a seasoned attorney, but we also receive guidance from a former business executive with organizational and operating experience at a publicly traded company."
Ron Claman, Managing Partner Aero Tech Properties and Investments LLC

"Rick and his staff's business-oriented, strategic approach saved us large sums of money and their legal fees were less costly than expected."
David Latona, Managing Director, Advanced Quality Logistics, LLC

"Rick stands out as one of the most effective and talented lawyers I have ever dealt with, bringing a rare ability to distill complex issues down to layman’s terms and frame their business impacts."
Christopher Bonbright, CEO Ramsey-Shilling Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc.

Rick Angel

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With over 25 years of commercial real estate law experience handling complex real estate 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.

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 (CLICK HERE to view 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