T.J. Angstman


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University of Idaho – J.D., 1997
Boise State University – B.B.A., 1993

Bar Admissions

Idaho Bar, 1998

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court, 2001
9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2001
District of Idaho Bankruptcy Court, 1998
Idaho State and Federal Courts, 1998

Honors & Distinctions

Martindale Hubble Preeminent AV Peer Review Rating

Named in Mountain States Super Lawyers 2010

Professionalism Award, 2000

“Accomplished Under 40″- Idaho Business Review, 2005

Summer Clerk to Honorable Jim D. Pappas, U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Professional Affiliations

Idaho State Bar, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section

Idaho State Bar, Real Estate Section

Idaho Trial Lawyer’s Association

Thomas J. Angstman
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T.J. Angstman has been practicing law since 1998, and has extensive experience in real estate as well as business ventures, collections, finance, and bankruptcy. He also has experience in estate planning, technology law, water law, and class action litigation.

Prior to earning his degree at BSU, T.J. became a licensed real estate agent in the State of Idaho. In 1993, he graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. T.J. graduated early from the University of Idaho, earning his Juris Doctor in 1997.

In 2000, T.J. received the Professionalism Award from the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Idaho State Bar. In 2005, he was the recipient of the “Accomplished Under Forty Award” from the Idaho Business Review.

T.J. is a licensed real estate broker and has been certified by the Idaho Real Estate Commission as an instructor for real estate law. He often conducts seminars and workshops as continuing legal education for attorneys and continuing education for real estate agents.

Representative Matters

  • Defended LLC Manager in Suit by Minority Members for Breach of Contract and Breach of Fiduciary Duty.
  • Represented Builder in Suit Against Home Buyer for Non-Payment.
  • Defended Loan Guarantor in Claim on Loan Guaranty.
  • Defended Concert Promoter in Suit by Former Employee/Shareholder on Breach of Contract Claim.
  • Represented Log Home Buyer in Claim against General Contractor.
  • Defended Real Estate Agent/Broker in Disciplinary Proceedings.
  • Represented Home Seller in Suit Against Real Estate Broker.
  • Represented Patent Holder in Patent Infringement Claim Against Micron Technology.
  • Defended Business Owner in Antitrust Class Action Suit.
  • Represented Partner in Partnership Dispute.
  • Represented Landowner in Easement Suit.
  • Represented Property Owner in Land Transaction.
  • Represented Business Owner in Formation of Business.
  • Represented Business Enforcing Non-compete Agreement.


  • 12/7/2001 – NBI Seminar Instructor “Advanced Real Estate Law,” Boise, Idaho
  • 1/5/05 – Idaho State Bar “Appraising the Appraiser”, Boise, Idaho
  • 4/5/2005 – NBI Seminar Instructor “Real Estate Litigation in Idaho,” Boise, Idaho
  • 5/24/2005 – Lorman Education Services Seminar Instructor “Construction Lien Law in Idaho”, Boise, Idaho
  • 5/31/05 – Idaho Trial Lawyers Association “The ABC’s of Mediation”, Boise, Idaho
  • 9/10/2005 – Lorman Education Services Seminar Instructor “Fundamentals of Real Estate Closings in Idaho,” Boise, Idaho
  • 10/10/2005 – NBI Seminar Instructor “How to Obtain Good Title in Idaho Real Estate Transactions,” Boise, Idaho
  • 4/4/2006 – Lorman Education Services Instructor “Construction Delay Claims,” Boise, Idaho
  • 5/16/2006 – Idaho Real Estate Commission “Hot Topics CORE 2006,” Boise, Idaho
  • 6/7/06 – Idaho State Bar Real Property Section “Overview of Securities Laws for Real Estate Practitioners”, Boise, Idaho
  • 8/30/06 – Lorman Education Services Instructor “Construction Lien Law in Idaho,” Boise, Idaho
  • 12/5/06 – Idaho State Bar Real Property Section “Trustee’s Foreclosure and Related Bankruptcy Issues”, Boise, Idaho
  • 10/04/07 – Arid Club Seminar Instructor, “How to Land the Big One” Boise, Idaho
  • 3/06/08 – Arid Club Seminar Instructor, “Marketing and Networking of Real Estate Investment and Commercial Land Opportunities,” Boise, Idaho
  • 5/21/08 – Idaho Real Estate Commission Seminar Instructor, “Instructor Development Workshop,” Boise, Idaho
  • 5/29/08 –Lorman Education Services Seminar Instructor, “Development Process in a changing Market,” Boise, Idaho
  • 9/30/08 – Lorman Education Services Seminar Instructor, “Real Estate Development from Beginning to End,” Boise, Idaho
  • 10/13/08 –National Business Institute Seminar Instructor “How to Obtain Good Title in Idaho – Ethical Considerations,” Boise, Idaho
  • 5/14/09 –National Business Institute Seminar Instructor, “Title Law in Idaho,” Boise, Idaho
  • 11/9/09—National Business Institute Seminar Instructor, “Title Workshop: From Examination to Commitment, “ Boise, Idaho
  • 12/07/09—National Business Institute Seminar Instructor, “ Foreclosure and Bankruptcy,” Boise, Idaho
  • 4/15/10-Idaho State Bar Seminar Instructor, “A Delicate Balance: Judges, Juries, Lawyers and Journalists,” Boise, Idaho
  • 12/8/10—National Business Institute Seminar Instructor, “Intro to Zoning and Land Use Litigation,” Boise, Idaho
  • 2/25/11—Idaho State Bar Real Property Section Seminar Instructor, “Basic & Advanced Real Estate Topic: Deeds, Title Insurance, Foreclosures, Appraisals, Water Rights, Bankruptcy,” Boise, Idaho
  • 3/3/11—Idaho Land Title Association Seminar Instructor, “Hot Topics in Real Estate Law,” Boise, Idaho
  • 3/17/15 – Sterling Education Services, Inc. Seminar Instructor, “Landlord Tenant Law – Landlord, Evictions, Litigation, & Settlements”, Boise, Idaho
  • 4/7/15 to 4/10/15 – Idaho Real Estate Commission Instructor Class, “Real Estate Law” for Sun Valley Board of Directors, Sun Valley, Idaho
  • 7/20/15 to 7/23/15 – Envision Real Estate School & Consulting, Inc. Instructor, “Real Estate Law”
  • 5/3/16 – Idaho Real Estate Commission Instructor, “Core 2016 Case Law Update”, Boise, Idaho
  • 10/13/16 – Boise Investor Group Meeting Presentation, “Is it a Security or is it Real Estate?”, Meridian, Idaho
  • 3/6/17 to 3/10/17 – Real Estate Academy of Idaho Instructor, “Real Estate Law”, Boise, Idaho
  • 5/3/17 – Instructor for Intermountain Fair Housing Council, Inc. Instructor, Fair Housing Training, Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • 7/17/18 – Silvercreek Realty Team Meeting Presentation, “Multiple Offers and Other Hot Topics”, Meridian, Idaho
  • 7/18/18 – National Business Institute Seminar, “Boundary Issues and Easement Law”, Boise, Idaho

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