James R. Angell

Jim Angell has acted as lead counsel in commercial financing transactions totaling over $1 billion. 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.

About Jim

A native of Downs, Kansas, Jim joined Kennedy Berkley in 1999 after graduating from Washburn University School of Law. He earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Accounting from the University of Kansas. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, and Saline-Ottawa County Bar Association, and has been active in several charitable and community organizations.

Jim represents financial institutions in the areas of creditors’ rights and problem loan workouts, default resolution, debt restructuring, and commercial foreclosure. He also represents secured creditors and others through the bankruptcy process, and counsels bank clients on state and federal regulatory matters.


  • 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’s Practice Areas

Jim also represents 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 also spends a significant amount of time representing physicians, clinics, hospitals and other healthcare entities in mergers and acquisitions.

Succession Planning

Plan your exit for maximum value with succession services. We aim to provide seamless transitions for your company’s future — eliminating any question marks and ensuring your vision is honored. We’ve designed the process to be as straightforward as possible and we’re here to provide reliable, expert guidance at every stage.

Learn More


Kennedy Berkley is recognized within Kansas and throughout the Midwest for our knowledge and experience in the agricultural industry. Our agribusiness lawyers represent local, regional, and national agribusiness clients, including agricultural co-ops, grain farmers, livestock producers, equipment manufacturers, input suppliers, agricultural lenders, and other ag-related businesses, in all aspects of their operations.

Learn More


Because banking attorneys have been integral to Kennedy Berkley since our inception in 1961, we are uniquely qualified to provide financial institutions with timely, cost-effective legal services that meet their unique business needs.

Learn More

Schedule a Meeting with Jim Angell

Put Jim’s expertise to work for you. We offer innovative legal solutions, compassionate support, and tenacious representation — because you deserve nothing less. Contact us today to learn more about his experience and get a free, no-obligation consultation/case review.

Direct Email: jangell@kenberk.com