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Annie Tsai Greenleaf

Corporate and incorporation Attorney at SAN DIEGO, CA

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

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About Annie

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Annie Greenleaf’s commitment to personal service and promotion of justice is reflected through her work with individuals from all walks of life and vast social, economic, cultural and financial backgrounds. Annie has represented businesses as well as individuals through difficult and challenging circumstances, and has advocated to advance their interests and create opportunities whenever possible. Her practice includes representation in civil, criminal and juvenile matters in California.

Since 2009, Annie has made hundreds of court appearances, conducted trials, prepared briefs, and she served as counsel for individuals engaged in multi-party litigation. Throughout that time, she has represented businesses, individuals, mothers, fathers, children, and relatives of children involved in juvenile and family court proceedings. She has successfully collaborated to negotiate settlement agreements, including dismissals and other resolutions to protect her clients’ dignity, preserve their rights, and promote long-term success. However, if a trial is on the horizon, Annie enthusiastically embraces the challenge and steadfastly moves forward.

Annie attended UCLA, graduating with a bachelors degree in Political Science, specializing in International Relations. Once in law school, Annie began her legal career working with the Innocence Project, assisting in the exoneration of individuals wrongly convicted of crimes. After being admitted to the California State Bar in 2009, Annie worked with Bay Area Legal Aid, representing individuals faced with housing crises. She later moved to San Diego, where her work focused on representing individuals in child welfare/dependency proceedings. She has represented hundreds of individuals involved in all aspects of child welfare proceedings, from the inception of the case through its completion.

After forming Connective Legal Services, Annie remains committed to public interest work, representing parents, children, and their caregivers in child welfare proceedings as well as in family law matters. Applying the same work ethic, devotion and mindset, she has broadened her current practice to encompass the entire spectrum of challenges confronted by families throughout their lifetimes. With extensive legal experience in issues arising out of allegations of domestic violence, substance abuse, child abuse/neglect, and child custody, Annie has since expanded her practice to include criminal matters, protective orders, guardianship/permanency planning for children, and child custody matters in family law cases.

Because Annie enjoys the challenges faced in an ever-growing and changing environment, her current practice also includes representing and working with businesses through various aspects of growth – from formation, developing operation agreements, contracts, to restructuring and dissolution.

On her free time, Annie takes advantage of the array of outdoor activities San Diego has to offer, and you can often find her rock climbing, enjoying Balboa Park, or training for her next marathon.

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Connective Legal Services, APC
1350 Columbia Street
Suite 303
SAN DIEGO, CA, 92101

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Posted by Angel | September 9, 2020
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Founder & CEO BPM Supreme
The word ‘efficient’ comes to mind to describe our experience working with Annie. We have been working with Annie over the last 18 months, and she has immensely helped our company remain on track through multiple product expansions and launches. Even after her work was complete, she offered to review published links to ensure that everything was up to the legal standards of her practice. Annie is professional, resourceful, and well-organized. We highly recommend her and plan to continue using Annie’s legal services for years to come.
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Posted by Kim | March 21, 2019
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Annie, provide me with great service and advice when I was let go from last employer. She provided options for California laws and upheld my contract. She handled all correspondence email and phone calls professionally and quickly. Th as MLS for the help.
Posted by Tonya & Cloby | December 18, 2017
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#1 Choice
Ms. Greenleaf was referred to us by a friend per our request as my husband and I were buying the business he has worked for 28 years. Ms. Greenleaf is very knowledgeable and helped us with documents, letters, understanding language that we didn't know, etc. She is honest, straight forward, professional and easy to work with. We plan to continue to utilize her in our future endeavors. We can't say enough great things about Ms. Greenleaf as she was the best Attorney for us and our needs!
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Posted by Kristyn | December 13, 2017
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Annie has been an all around good person to work with
Annie is very easy to work with. She's very conscientious of the time/costs estimates that were given and communicates when she's going to exceed them. She responds quickly, is knowledgeable, personable, very thorough, but efficient, too.
Posted by Emma | November 28, 2017
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Annie helped me create excellent contracts for my creative business!
I met Annie in person at a networking event in San Diego and immediately liked her approachable, personable demeanor. She was super easy to talk to and when I found out she was a lawyer for creatives, I knew I would hire her one day. This year, I decided to re-do my contracts, and I hired Annie. Again, she was super easy to talk to, adept at all legal stuff that creatives should concern themselves with, and had creative ideas for what we should add into my contracts to make sure I was protected as much as possible. Annie took copious notes on our phone calls (she seriously remembered every tiny thing I said), has been a legal resource to me over the past few years, and I'd recommend her 10x over for anyone looking for a business lawyer. Thank you, Annie!
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Posted by DanielG | September 30, 2016
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Great with phone calls
Ms. Greenleaf aS great. She replied to all my emails and calls in a fashionable time. Great with communication. Always kept her word. I never felt a need to ask many questions because she was already giving me answers. Best attorney I've had. Thank you
Posted by Henrique | July 9, 2016
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Happy with my choice
I retained Ms. Greenleaf to help me with a situation related to the security deposit of a rental I recently moved out of. The management company attempted to improperly deduct fees and was late in returning the deposit. I contacted Ms. Greenleaf on a Friday and by Monday she had drafted a demand letter to the company and dealt with all further communication from thereon. Ms. Greenleaf kept me updated the whole time and within a few days I received my full deposit back from the management company. Ms. Greenleaf was fair and reasonable with the billing of her time. I would not hesitate to retain Ms. Greenleaf again if necessary. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Kate | October 16, 2015
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Went above and beyond expectations!
Finding the right lawyer isn't easy, but Annie helped provide knowledgeable and empathetic guidance within the often overwhelming and stressful court system. She went above and beyond to patiently explain every aspect of our case, assist with paperwork, and help with in-person delivery of court documents. If you're looking for someone who is personable, ethical, no-nonsense, and highly professional, Annie is the lawyer for you.
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Posted by Joe | October 15, 2015
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Guide Through Growing Needs
As an intellectual property and entertainment production company, legal expertise is a high value commodity. Annie's attention to the details we're often working to fast to think about makes our work possible.
Posted by Dave | October 8, 2015
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Anything you need, Annie has your back!
Annie has got to be the most down to earth and honest attorneys I have ever known. She has been more than helpful with the services she provided and sent me some solid referrals to other specialist. Thanks Annie, will definitely use you in the future!
Posted by Scott | August 20, 2015
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Great advice and rapid service!
Annie was extremely helpful in getting my branding trademarked! And just in the knick of time as I had a challenge only a week after filing. If not for her pushing me to submit my application, I would have been out of luck!
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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Connective Legal
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Dependency Legal Group of San Diego
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Bay Area Legal Aid
  • 2009 - 2010


  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005


  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Dependency
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
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Juvenile law Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Greenleaf is an excellent lawyer, communicative, and a pleasure to work with. I fully endorse this lawyer!"
Child abuse Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Greenleaf is easily reachable and is open to creative solutions to solve a case. She has a great reputation in the community because she is honest and treats everyone with respect and courtesy."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Annie is hard-working, professional and passionate. Not only is she a great lawyer, but she also is an amazing person."
Juvenile law Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Hardworking, , trustworhty, and personable. A trifecta endorsement."
Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Annie is dedicated, diligent and honest. She is a consummate professional who knows how to get the job done. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Annie is an amazing lawyer!"
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SAN DIEGO Corporate and incorporation Lawyer Annie Tsai Greenleaf
Annie Tsai Greenleaf
Corporate and incorporation Attorney
Licensed for 14 years
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