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Angelo Luigi Rosa

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Boise, ID

Rosa PLLC
950 W Bannock St, Suite 1100
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-900-6525
Fax: 208-515-2203
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in Idaho Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Business/Corporate, Business Litigation, Energy & Natural Resources, Professional Liability: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken: English, German
Attorney Profile

Angelo Luigi Rosa is the founder and owner of Rosa PLLC in Boise, Idaho. A top-ranked lawyer with more than 18 years of experience advising businesses and the people who make them great, Mr. Rosa is licensed to practice in California and Idaho. ROSA PLLC provides unmatched counsel and support to clients in both states and beyond with a network of local colleagues. He has advised on commercial transactions in excess of $1 billion (both domestic and internationally) and has litigated business disputes in over a dozen jurisdictions throughout the United States.

He and his colleagues at ROSA PLLC carefully select clients who are compatible with the firm's approach to legal and business advising. This approach emphasizes understanding a client's business and objectives in order to intelligently serve as an advisor and advocate. Mr. Rosa's personal style of advising is based upon understanding the the potential impact legal decisions can have on a client's "bottom line," creativity in problem solving, ensuring sound corporate governance, and respect for the unique combinations of people and resources existing in the modern business community. 

A leader in his field, Mr. Rosa has written and published the first comprehensive pretrial civil procedure practice treatise for Idaho attorneys, the fourth edition of which is currently being prepared for publication by LexisNexis Publishing. In addition, he is completing the first practice treatise devoted to Idaho business law, with the first of three volumes being prepared for publication in 2022. Since his first year in practice, Mr. Rosa has written numerous articles on a variety of topics that have been published in law reviews and bar magazines. He has delivered lectures and seminars on topics he has a passion for. He also devotes significant time to advising low income individuals on legal issues, with the goal of helping people be heard and understood despite limited resources.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Rosa has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers, including a Lawyers of Distinction designation. He has also received many testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients. He prefers to build long-term relationships and is proud to have served several clients for more than a decade.

At the age of twenty, Mr. Rosa graduated magna cum laude from University of California at Los Angeles, where he was the recipient of the Carey McWilliams Award. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from American University Washington College of Law in 2003. The State Bar of California admitted him to practice that same year, and the Idaho State Bar admitted him in 2007. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern District of California, the District of Idaho, the District of Colorado, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

 

Practice Areas
  • 60%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 10%Energy & Natural Resources
  • 10%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Non-Compete Agreements, Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, Legal Malpractice, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

About Angelo Luigi Rosa

First Admitted: 2007, Idaho

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Idaho State Bar Lawyer Referral Service (2017-Present)
  • Lead author and editor of fourth edition of Idaho Practice: Pretrial Civil Procedure: the only comprehensive pretrial civil procedure practice manual for Idaho attorneys.
  • Member of California State Bar (2003-Present)

Educational Background

  • B.A. in History, magna cum laude, University of California at Los Angeles Recipient, Cary McWilliams Award for Best History Thesis, 2000, 2000

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Comprehensive treatise on Idaho pre-trial civil procedure law, Author/Editor, Idaho Practice: Pre-Trial Civil Procedure (First Edition), ALR Publications Ltd., Civil Litigation, 2019
  • Contrariety: Divergent Approaches to State Subsidization of Shipbuilding in the US and the EU, Tulane Maritime Law Journal, Summer 2005
  • From Mecca to San Francisco: Harmonizing Shari‘a-Compliant Contract Remedies with California Law, U.C. Davis Business Law Journal, January 2006
  • Course intended to empower counsel—whether specializing in litigation or transactional matters—to comprehensively advise business clients with an understanding of the global issues affecting their operations. Understanding of the connection between economic and operational risks and the client’s “bottom line” is critical for counsel grounded in either area of practice. By taking a “holistic view” of issues and relationships, counsel can be well-equipped to address client concerns, provide effective representation, and build long-term support relationships, Presenter/Lecturer, Holistic Representation: Litigation and Transactional Crossovers, ProLawCLE, Corporate, Employment, Business Planning, Litigation, 2019
  • Thought Leader: Commercial Trends Affecting Businesses in 2019, Author/Interviewee/Cover Feature, Thought Leader: Commercial Trends Affecting Businesses in 2019 (Cover Feature), Lawyer Monthly, Corporate, Employment, Business Planning, 2019
  • An article intended to provide Idaho attorneys with the cultural and legal nuances helpful to serving the state's growing Muslim population, Author, Building Bridges: Understanding Islamic Legal Principles for Idaho’s Transactional Attorneys, The Advocate: Idaho State Bar, Business, Islamic Finance, Islamic Law, Practice Tips, 2015
  • Sequel to 2004 article on Second Basel Capital Accord, providing further discussion of new international banking oversight and regulations following 2008 banking crisis and subsequent re-assessment of capital sufficiency requirements for institutions providing debt financing for large-scale asset acquisitions, Author, Weathering the Tempest: The Impact of Basel III Capital Accord on Asset Finance, Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, Asset Finance, International Banking, Banking Regulation, 2013
  • Advising Muslim clients on Shari'a law-compliant finance transactions as a cultural and economic bridge-building, Author/Cover Feature, Keeping the Faith: Advising Muslim Clients in Real Estate Transactions, Los Angeles Lawyer, Real Estate, Islamic Finance, Business, 2005
  • Discussing risk-management policies imposed on asset-based lending by the Second Capital Accord of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, Author, Outpacing the Tempest: The Consequences of Basle II on Institutional Lending in Shipping Finance Transactions, Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, Asset Finance, International Banking, Banking Regulation, 2004
  • Analysis of Islamic finance mechanisms for asset finance, Author, Harmonizing Risk and Religion: The Utility of Shari‘a-Compliant Transaction Structuring in Commercial Aircraft Finance, Minnesota Journal of International Law, Asset Finance, Islamic Finance, Banking, 2003

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Sponsor: Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting Platinum Sponsor, 2020
  • Warehouse Volunteer, Idaho Rescue Mission, 2017

Honors/Awards

  • Recognized for excellence in Business and Transactional Law, Member, Lawyers of Distinction, 2020

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Author of first in a three-volume set of practice treatises focused on Idaho business law and practice., 2022
  • Authoring/editing of first treatise focused on pre-trial civil procedure law in Idaho, 2019

Transactions

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Development advisor and legal counsel to $380MM sustainable technology manufacturing project, beginning during "greenfield" stage and progressing toward permanent financing., 2022
  • Resolved high-conflict corporate governance dispute involving ejection of chairperson, suit for breach of fiduciary duty, and successful award of injunctive relief.  Settlement terms include financial compensation in excess of amounts recoverable through litigation, 2020
  • Successfully mediated dispute between limited liability company members in dissolution of multiple affiliates and allocation of resulting proceeds, 2020
  • Settlement of wrongful termination litigation in favor of former employee, resulting in dismissal of counterclaim by employer, net financial recovery to employee, and defendant's cooperation in removal/remediation of adverse reporting resulting from termination, 2019
  • Successful recovery of multi-million Dollar judgment in commercial dispute through (1) intervention in (five year-long) appeals process challenging judgment, (2) prevailing in appeal upholding judgment against defendant, (2) liquidation of defendant's assets in bankruptcy filed to evade judgment; and (3) coordination with United States Trustee in litigating adversary proceedings against judgment-debtor and co-conspirators to challenge fraudulent asset transfers, 2019
  • Recovered funds owed to corporate client by filing suit, staying litigation, and facilitating revival of defendant's business to enable payment of obligation through structured settlement involving (1) successful transfer of defendant's business permit (unavailable to new applicants) prior to permanent revocation, (2) assumption of defendant's lease and licensing use back, and (3) supervision of defendant's financial operations with priority given to repaying obligations owed to client, landlord and state licensing entities, 2018
  • Pre-litigation extraction of partner from business ownership following misuse of corporate funds by co-owners, resulting in full recovery of capital contributions and successful application of indemnification agreement against claims asserted by third-parties, 2017
  • Successful prosecution of civil action against founder of privately-held company accused of embezzlement and fraud, resulting in $6MM judgement, 2011
  • Led corporate turn-around team for $12MM plastic conversion facility project, including (1) debt work-out negotiations with two dozen creditors; (2) removal of founder following findings of fraud, embezzlement, and breaches of fiduciary duty; (3) implementation of corporate compliance practices; and (4) advising board of directors on recapitalization of venture, 2010
  • Successful defense of $50MM commercial fraud litigation against publicly-held company and contract counter-parties, resulting in net recovery to client, 2009

Industry Groups

  • Asset Finance
  • Manufacturing
  • Project Finance
  • Recycling
  • Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable Technology
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Office Location for Angelo Luigi Rosa

950 W Bannock St
Suite 1100
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-900-6525

Fax: 208-515-2203

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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