Overview

Practice Focus

Angel Kozeli Mozina represents developers, lenders, borrowers, property owners, property management companies, condominium associations, small business owners, landlords and tenants in a broad range of commercial and residential real estate matters such as all aspects of leasing, condominium creation and conversion, conveyancing, lending and financing, title insurance and property tax abatement matters.

Her representation of condominium developers and associations has included preparation and amendment of condominium documents, ownership turnover, property management agreements, condominium fee disputes, insurance claims, disputes among unit owners, and trustees’ obligations.

Angel has also represented corporate and individual taxpayers at the Boards of Assessors and Appellate Tax Board in several property tax abatements cases in addition to litigating contract and lease breaches, summary process actions and Chapter 93A claims in various divisions of the Massachusetts Housing Court, District Court and Superior Court.

Background

Prior to joining Rackemman, Angel was a managing partner at Feldman & Kozeli, P.C., a Boston-based real estate law firm founded by the well-known condominium law expert Saul J. Feldman. She also served as of counsel for the Newton-based housing law boutique firm of Broderick and Bancroft.

Born and raised in Albania, Angel moved to the United States after high school to pursue her dream of becoming a lawyer. After college, she took a nine-year detour as a digital journalist and producer at Boston’s National Public Radio station, WBUR, before graduating from Suffolk University Law School. She attended law school hoping to become a comparative constitutional scholar but fell in love with property law as a student-attorney during a yearlong housing clinic at Suffolk.

Angel and her husband Michael, a classical archeologist and academic publishing editor, and their progeny live in the Greater Boston area. A voracious reader of the New York Times and New Yorker’s humor columns, Angel also plays, coaches and eats squash for fun. If there is time left after participating in fun parent-child activities, she tags along with her husband to museum and art exhibits of Classical Art as well as anything remotely related to Star Wars or Beatles.

Honors & Awards

  • Honoree, 2017 Top Women in Law, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 2017)
  • Nominee, 2016 Top Women in Law, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (June 2016)
  • Honoree, Meg M. Connolly Most Valuable Partner, Volunteer Lawyers Project (February 2010)

Languages

  • Native Albanian, proficient Italian, elementary Spanish, German and French
Notable Experience

Notable Experience

  • Representation of developer in a multi-use, office, retail, 40B housing and senior community living 150-acre development.
  • Representation of developer in acquisition and refinancing of three industrial commercial sites.
  • Representation of developer in multiple-lender financing of office, retail and hotel development.
  • Representation of owner in multi-million-dollar sale of medical practice complex and renegotiation of pre-sale office leases.
  • Representation of owner of large apartment complex, shopping center and office building at the Boards of Assessors and Appellate Tax Board.
  • Representation of many commercial tenants in retail and office leases.
Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Board of Directors, Albanian-American Bar Association
  • Member of the Boston Bar Association
  • Member of the Real Estate Bar Association
  • Member of the Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member of the Rental Housing Association
Publications

Publications & Talks

  • Author, “Mass. Bill Would Shift Too Much Control to Condo Boards,” Law360, June 2018
  • Co-Author, “Condominiums and Adaptive Reuse,” REBA News, March 2018
  • Co-Presenter, “The Caveats of Conveying Occupied Real Estate,” Massachusetts Bar Association, February 2018
  • Co-Author, “Property Taxes and Abatements,” REBA News, January 2018
  • Co-Author, “Condominium Issues in the 21st Century,” REBA News, December 2017
  • Co-Author, “Property Taxes and Abatements,” New England Real Estate Journal, November 2017
  • Co-Author, “Chapter 183 – The Condominium Statute,” New England Real Estate Journal, October 2017
  • Co-Author, “Phasing Rights,” New England Real Estate Journal, July 2017
  • Co-Presenter, “The New Marijuana Law: Impacts on the Landlord-Tenant Law,” Massachusetts Bar Association, June 2017
  • Co-Author, Chapter 6, Legal Aspects of Commercial Condominiums, Massachusetts Condominium Law, MCLE Inc., (May 2017)
  • Co-Author, “The Condominium Form of Ownership as a Financing Tool,” REBA News, March 2017
  • Co-Author, “Tax Abatements for Problematic Properties in the New Year,” New England Real Estate Journal, January 2017
  • Co-Author, “A Guide to Researching the Albanian Legal System,” GlobaLex, NYU Law School, (2015, 2013)