The largest companies in the world, and the wealthiest families in America, value and respect the service, creativity, and commitment of the attorneys of Sideman & Bancroft. We bring the same dedication to all of our clients—those who have already arrived and those who are on their way or just getting started. Our clients know that when it comes to growing their businesses, litigating their interests, protecting their assets and planning for the future, it is crucial to engage professionals who understand who you are, what you want, and where you want to go—in business and in life.
Richard J. Sideman and David P. Bancroft left distinguished careers as assistant U.S. attorneys to found the firm in San Francisco in 1978. They are believed to be the first former federal prosecutors in Northern California to open their own firm. They brought deep expertise in tax controversy and criminal defense matters, which remain cornerstone practices in the firm today. More than four decades later, Sideman & Bancroft has grown to nearly 40 attorneys across ten niche practice groups. Our firm’s reputation as a premier boutique in the United States is well deserved.
In 2020, in response to the... growing needs of our American clients for local European counsel, and of the needs of our European clients for support in their activities in the United States by professionals sensitive to their cultural and legal approach, Sideman & Bancroft Europe was launched, focused on global intellectual property matters.
This new step embodies the entrepreneurial spirit and boldness that define the teams of Sideman & Bancroft and the firm’s desire to always align our services to our clients’ needs.