(619) 236-1551
401 West A Street, Suite 2600, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 236-1551
401 West A Street, Suite 2600, San Diego, CA 92101
AnneElise P. Goetz
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AnneElise P. Goetz

Phone: (619) 236-1551 | eMail: goetza@higgslaw.com

AnneElise P. Goetz
San Diego Attorney

AnneElise Goetz is a corporate transactional attorney specializing in real estate and health care law. She received the San Diego Daily Transcript's "Young Attorney" award in both 2011 and 2012, which recognizes the area's most promising attorneys.

Ms. Goetz's work ranges from complex, multi-million dollar corporate acquisitions to representing local family-owned companies in contract negotiations. She has substantial experience in forming new business entities and structuring, negotiating and documenting the acquisition and sale of businesses. She also practices extensively in real estate law and has experience in a wide variety of sophisticated real estate transactions.

Ms. Goetz's practice includes:

Business and Corporate Law: Serving as outside corporate counsel to small and mid-size market companies representing them in connection with various business transactions including entity selection, mergers and acquisitions, employment matters, buy-sell agreements, corporate governance and general business counseling.

Health Care Law: Advising clients on transactions involving medical practice groups and physician-hospital affiliations. Representing both buyers and sellers of health care businesses and professional practice interest. Assisting medical practice groups with their formation and continued governance requirements.

Real Estate Law: Representing purchasers and sellers in structuring, negotiating and drafting acquisitions and dispositions of residential and commercial projects. Advising clients on lease agreements in connection with commercial, industrial and retail leasing transactions. Counseling clients on real estate tax issues including development structures, 1031 exchanges and TIC structures.

In addition to her traditional legal practice, AnneElise also serves as an on-camera legal expert to local television shows.  She regularly appears on San Diego news programs where she provides legal commentary on a range of topics, including current cases in the media.

In her free time, AnneElise dedicates her efforts to organizations focused on empowering young women to seek leadership roles in the fields of law, government and business. She is the current Chair of the Leadership Development Committee in Lawyers Club, which works to place women on boards and commissions, to develop their leadership skills and to cultivate future civic leaders. She is also active on various committees in Run Women Run, an organization which works to break down the barriers that prevent women from participating in the political process.

AnneElise was recently selected to participate in LEAD San Diego's Impact program, an organization dedicated to educating the future leaders of San Diego on the issues and challenges impacting the San Diego region.

Originally from the Midwest, Ms. Goetz attended the University of Wisconsin Madison, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. She received her Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University, School of Law, in Cleveland, Ohio where she was a member of the Niagara Moot Court Team and the recipient of the Saul S. Biskind Fellowship. Prior to joining Higgs Fletcher & Mack, Ms. Goetz practiced corporate and tax law in Chicago, Illinois. She is licensed to practice in law in California and Illinois.



  • J.D., Case Western Reserve School of Law (2005)
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin Madison (2002)


  • California
  • Illinois


  • San Diego County Bar Association (Taxation Law, Corporate Law and Real Estate Law)
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego