David J. Angus, II
Areas of Concentration
Business Law, Captive Insurance, Tax, and Estate Planning.
David, a native Vermonter, returned to Vermont to pursue a career as a transactional attorney after earning an LL.M. in taxation (a master’s degree) from Boston University, in addition to his J.D. from Tulane University. After a decade of legal experience in firms in Boston and Vermont, he founded The Angus Firm, PLC in 2011.
David’s business law practice involves counseling closely-held businesses and their owners. He provides practical business advice to enable his clients to achieve their strategic goals. This includes guidance with respect to business entity selection for growing entrepreneurial companies to developing Buy/Sell Agreements to address succession issues. He negotiates critical contracts that may have substantial impact on his clients’ businesses, such as lease agreements, employment agreements, and purchase and sale contracts. As an ongoing service to many of his clients, David maintains corporate records and ensures regulatory compliance.
David also actively engages in a captive insurance practice. He is experienced with all aspects of the formation and operation of Vermont captive insurance companies and risk retention groups. He advises captive insurance clients on regulatory issues as well as negotiating and drafting various transactional documents, such as loss portfolio transfer agreements, fronting agreements, reinsurance agreements, and corporate governance documents. Further, he assists clients in evaluating existing captive insurance companies, enabling these clients to make informed decisions regarding joining an insurance program.
David was selected for recognition in Chambers USA 2014: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, for his work with captive insurance clients based on the organization's in-depth interviews with clients and peers. David was first recognized by this organization in 2011.
David is active with the Vermont Captive Insurance Association. Since 2007, he has served on the VCIA’s legislative committee helping to assess federal and state regulation and issues impacting the VCIA’s membership, and develop policy recommendations to present to the VCIA Board of Directors. In 2013, he was elected to serve as the Chair of this committee for the 2014 legislative session.
In the past, he has also served on the VCIA’s annual conference planning committee, a high-profile industry meeting drawing captive insurance owners and service providers throughout the country for educational seminars and networking opportunities. In addition to David's activities with the VCIA, he is also a member of the Vermont Bar Association and the Chittenden County Bar Association.
David lives in Essex Junction with his wife and two children. In his free time, he enjoys fly fishing, golf, skiing, and coaching Little League baseball.
David is a member of the Essex Junction Little League Board of Directors and serves as its Secretary.
Boston University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 2004
Tulane Law School, J.D., 2001
Boston College, B.S. in Marketing and Finance, 1998