James R. Angell, Shareholder
Jim's practice involves representing financial institutions in the areas of creditors' rights and problem loan workouts, default resolution, debt restructurings, and commercial foreclosure. He represents secured creditors and other participants in all aspects of the bankruptcy process. His practice emphasizes commercial finance and asset-based lending, representing institutional lenders in structuring, negotiating, and documenting sophisticated single-lender, multiple-lender, and borrower-financing transactions. In addition, he counsels numerous bank clients with respect to regulatory matters at both the federal and state level. Jim has acted as lead counsel in commercial financing transactions totaling over $1 billion.
Jim also spends a significant amount of time representing individuals and businesses in real estate matters; oil and gas matters; farm and ranch issues; bankruptcy issues; partnership, corporate and limited liability company issues; estate planning and general business litigation.
Jim is a native of Downs, Kansas, and a graduate of Washburn University School of Law. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas where he majored in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Accounting. Jim began his association with Kennedy Berkley Yarnevich & Williamson, Chartered in 1999. Jim is a member of the American Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, and Saline-Ottawa County Bar Association. Jim has been active in a number of local charitable and civic organizations. Jim and his family attend St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Preparatory education: University of Kansas, BS 1996
Legal education: Washburn University School of Law, JD 1999
Admitted to the Bar, 2000, Kansas
Admitted to the Bar, 2012, Missouri
Admitted to practice before US District Court; Western District of Missouri
Jim holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the leading nationwide legal directory for ranking the abilities of all attorneys and law firms throughout the United States. His AV rating, based on the confidential opinions of other local attorneys and local judges who are best suited to assess Mr. Angell's legal abilities, signifies the highest rating awarded by Martindale-Hubbell both in terms of legal ability and ethics. The Martindale-Hubbell legal directory is commonly referred to as "the Yellow Pages for attorneys", and its attorney ratings have been relied upon for over a century by attorneys and judges alike.
Nominated as a Rising Star by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers magazine in 2008, 2009 and 2010.