Since 1977, Mr. Angel has given legal opinions as to the availability of titles for numerous television shows and motion pictures as well as opinions involving the ownership of motion picture and related rights in the United States and abroad.
Mr. Angel is the author of several noteworthy articles including “Works Made For Hire Under S.22,” cited by then U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg who stated, “We are particularly impressed by scholarly commentary,” referring to his article and several others, in the landmark case of Community For Creative Non-Violence v. James Earl Reid.
His article “Legal Protection For Titles In the Entertainment Industry” has often been relied upon by the motion picture industry and is cited in both “Nimmer on Copyright” and “McCarthy On Trademarks.” He is also the author of “International Copyright Protection of United States Works.”
He is listed in Marquis’ “Who’s Who In the World” (1984-2015),“Who’s Who In America” (1999-2015), “Who’s Who In American Law” (since 1983), “Who’s Who In Entertainment,” and has received Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating (AV).
A graduate of St. Lawrence University (B.A. 1968), Mr. Angel received his Juris Doctor degree from Washington and Lee University in 1972. He is a member of the New York Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Copyright Society of the USA and a member of law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta.
He lives in Scarsdale, NY with his wife, Linda, and their daughters Stephanie, Michele and Rebecca. He still enjoys playing the trumpet.
Dennis Angel was featured on Sky Radio’s “Special Tribute to America’s Best Lawyers” show. His interview was broadcast on all of American Airlines’ 29,000 worldwide flights in January and February 2006 on the “Forbes Radio Channel.”
“The show focuses on our nation’s preeminent legal minds in intellectual property, litigation, international arbitration …” those “who stand out from the crowd as their country’s most powerful lawyers in their ability to wield force, authority or influence.”