Verleana D. Green, Esq., LLM
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 (2013-2016). 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. 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 and the Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Green is also on the Executive Committee (Secretary) of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Oakland Bay Area Chapter.