Verleana D. Green

Top rated estate planning & probate attorney in Oakland, California

Law Office of Verleana D. Green
Verleana D. Green
Law Office of Verleana D. Green

Practice Areas: Estate planning & probate, Estate & trust litigation, Entertainment & sports; view more

Licensed in California since: 2007

Education: University of San Francisco School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017

Law Office of Verleana D. Green

1999 Harrison St
Suite 1800
Oakland, CA 94612 Visit website

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Verleana D. Green is the founder and senior partner of The Law Offices of Verleana D. Green (VDG Law). After graduating with a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Ms. Green earned her Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law. She was certified as a contract advisor by the National Football League Players Association in 2009. Ms. Green went on to receive her Masters of Law (LLM) in Taxation in 2014 from Golden Gate University Law School, as well as her Certificate in Estate Planning and Certification in Mediation.  

   As a legal professional, this Oakland native gained experience by working for a premiere international law firm, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, in the practice area of securities litigation. In addition, Ms. Green worked in the mutual funds contracts department at one of the largest and most recognized investment firms, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Ms. Green also worked under the General Counsel at Robert Half International Inc., drafting and negotiating employment contracts for 15 states and 8 lines of Business.   Ms. Green has been recognized by Super Lawyers as being one of the top attorneys in Northern California, under age 40 or in practice for 10 years or less for the past 4 years (2013-2017). Ms. Green was awarded The Innovator Award by Powerful Women of the Bay Area in 2015, in addition to receiving recognition as a 2015 & 2016 Top 100 Lawyer by the National Black Lawyers Association.   In 2014, Ms. Green began teaching as an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, teaching Elder Law and Estate Planning. Ms. Green founded a non-profit organization in 2014, The Estate and Retirement planning Specialists, focusing on educating the public on important issues such as Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Abuse Prevention and Detection and Trust Administration. The Estate and Retirement Planning Specialists host a yearly seminar, the Estate and Retirement Planning Summit, educating individuals on estate and retirement planning issues in Oakland, CA.   Ms. Green is a member of a variety of professional organizations, including the State Bar of California Trusts and Estates Section, the East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers, Black Women Lawyers Association of Northern California, Charles Houston Bar Association, The National Bar Association, and the Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Green has also served on the Executive Committee (First Vice President (2016-2017) Secretary (2015-2016) and Parliamentarian (2019-2021) of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Oakland Bay Area Chapter.

Practice areas

Estate planning & probate, Estate & trust litigation, Entertainment & sports

Focus areas

Estate planning, Probate & estate administration, Trusts

  • 60% Estate planning & probate
  • 30% Estate & trust litigation
  • 10% Entertainment & sports

First Admitted: 2007, California

Professional Webpage: https://vdglaw.com/bio/

Educational Background:
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., Social Welfare, 1998
  • Univeristy of San Francisco, JD, 2005
  • Goden Gate Universuty School of Law- Master of Law (LLM) in Taxation , 2014
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Board Member- Communication Chair and Newsletter Chair, Charles Houston Bar Association, 2008
  • Member (Barrister), USF Inns of Court, 2007
  • National Coalition of 100 Black Women- Oakland Bay Area Chapter (Parliamentarian (2019-Present, First Vice President (2016-2017, Secretary, (2015-2016, Program Co-Chair (2014-2015), 2021
  • Member, Black Women Lawyers- Northern California, 2018
  • Member, California State Bar
  • Member, Alameda County Bar Assocation, July 2008
  • Member, East Bay Trust and Estates Lawyers (EBTEL), 2018
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Alameda Bar Association Lawyer in the Library- First attorney to serve the West Oakland Branch of the Oakland Public Library as a "Lawyer in the Library," providing free legal advice and referrals to library patrons., 2008
  • Founder and President of Estate and Retirement planning Specialists, a non-profit organization base din Oakland, CA committed to providing equal access to information relating to Estate Planning, Trust Administration, Property Acquisition and Elder Abuse Detection and Prevention.
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Mediator from Golden Gate University School of Law, 2014
  • Certificate in Estate Planning from Golden Gate University School of Law, 2015
  • Certified National Football League (NFL) Contract Advisor (Agent), 2009
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Estate and Retirement Planning Summit- Hosted 2018 Estate and Retirement Planning Summit at the Impact Hub in Oakland, CA, educating individuals on Estate Planning, Trust Administration, Financial Planning and Home Buying.  The event was sponsored by several community businesses, over 200 guests attended this event.  The events included skits as part of the "edutainment" portion of the workshop, showing the audience what happens when you age and do not have a proper plan in place., , 2018
  • Estate and Retirement Planning Workshop Series- Hosted free events attended by community members at  the Lake Merritt Hotel in Oakland and the Washngton Inn Hotel in Oakland regarding Estate Planning subject matters.  Workshop Topics have included: "Power of Attorneys and Advanced Health Care Directives: What Are They, And Why You Need Them", "ABC's of Estate Planning", "The Difference Between a Will and Trust," , "Choosing a Trustee" and "Trust Administration 101."  This event is funded entirely by the Law offices of Verleana D. Green.  Guests enjoy food, beverages and great information.  , 2012
  • Estate and Retirement Planning Summit- Hosted 2017 Estate and Retirement Planning Summit at the Impact Hub in Oakland, CA, educating individuals on Estate Planning, Trust Administration, Financial Planning and Insurance Options.  The event was sponsored by several community businesses, over 200 guests attended this event.  The events included skits as part of the "edutainment" portion of the workshop, showing the audience what happens when you age and do not have a proper plan in place., , 2017
  • Estate and Retirement Planning Summitt- Hosted a free event for Bay Area community members, and provided information regarding Estate and Retirement options at Age Song Independent Living in Oakland.  200 people attended this event, and 10 companies, including Age Song Independent Living, Merrill Lynch, Golden 4 Benefits and the Law Offices of Verleana D. Green, providing information to attendees to assit in their Estate Planning and Retirement needs., 2012
  • — Estate and Retirement Planning Summit- Hosted 2016 Estate and Retirement Planning Summit at the Impact Hub in Oakland, CA, educating individuals on Estate Planning, Trust Administration, Financial Planning and Home Buying.  The event was sponsored by several community businesses, over 200 guests attended this event.  The events included skits as part of the "edutainment" portion of the workshop, showing the audience what happens when you age and do not have a proper plan in place., 2016, 2016
  • Estate and Retirement Planning Summit- Hosted 2015 Estate and Retirement Planning Summit at the Kaiser Center in Oakland, CA, educating individuals on Estate Planning, Trust Administration, Financial Planning and Elder Abuse Detection and Prevention.  The event was sponsored by several community businesses, over 100 guests attended this event.  The events included skits as part of the "edutainment" portion of the workshop, showing the audience what happens when you age and do not have a proper plan in place., 2015
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Honors/Awards:
  • Received a Jefferson Award for Community Service by the Jefferson Awards Foundation for volunteer work in hosting several events related to Estate Planning.  , Jefferson Awards for Community Service, Jefferson Awards Foundation, 2022
  • Selected as an Elite Lawyer for Estate Planning and Probate, Elite Lawyer Award, Elite Lawyer, 2021
  • USF Inns of Court & Students Rising Above Scholarship
  • Awarded to a business woman age 35 and under who has made an innovative change in their profession., Innovator Award, Powerful Women of the Bay, 2015
  • Recognized for my achievement in the legal industry, and providing the key note speech for future law students attending Oakland Public Schools who participated in the Alameda County Moot Court Competition., Alameda County Educational Services Award, 2008
  • Awarded to African American attorneys with oustanding accomplishment, Top 100 Lawyer, National Black Lawyers, 2016
  • Honored by the Alameda County Bar Association for the outstanding contributions made to the organization., Alameda County Bar Association Member of the Month, Alameda County Bar Association, 2009
  • Awarded to African American attorneys with oustanding accomplishment., Top 100 Lawyer, National Black Lawyers

Office location for Verleana D. Green

1999 Harrison St
Suite 1800
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: 510-479-0768

Selections

1 Year Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017

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