Press Release

Sideman & Bancroft Ranks as a Tier 1 Best Law Firm

We are delighted to announce that Sideman & Bancroft has been recognized as a Tier…

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Article

What’s in a Name? The Ups and Downs of Eponymous Beauty Brands

This article is the first installment of the blog series: Beauty Tools –Brand Protection in…

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Legal Update

IRS To Audit Wealthy Taxpayers Using Artificial Intelligence

Taxpayers should expect increased audits for those who own cryptocurrency.

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Speaking Engagement

Travis Thompson Speaks at the Criminal Tax Fraud & Tax Controversy Program

Criminal Tax Attorney, Travis Thompson, of Sideman & Bancroft will be speaking at the American…

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Recent Highlights

Considerations When Choosing a Brand Name Part 2.

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IRS To Audit Wealthy Taxpayers Using Artificial Intelligence

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What’s in a Name? The Ups and Downs of Eponymous Beauty Brands

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Advertising Law: Basic Principles

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Sideman Attorneys Recognized in AM Law for Cisco Systems, Inc. Defense

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Industry Recognition

“Uniting a commitment to the highest quality representation with a dedication to personal attention (. . . ) has earned respect from opposing counsel, the judiciary, government officials and others involved in the legal process.”

Best Lawyers, 2023

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“Rights holders are all too happy to make Sideman & Bancroft an integral part of their corporate brand protection function, citing it as a highly capable and collaborative firm.”

World Trademark Review (WTR), 2023

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“Sideman & Bancroft are experienced attorneys with the expertise to handle complex and sophisticated estate planning matters.”

Chambers and Partners, 2023

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Who We Help

Sideman & Bancroft offers unparalleled legal services to a diverse range of clients from individuals and families to global corporations and emerging start-ups. We understand that each client has unique needs and objectives, and we strive to provide tailored solutions. Our robust team of accomplished professionals is adept at developing comprehensive strategies to address your legal needs.

Executive Team

Kelly P. McCarthy

Partner, Brand Integrity and Innovation Lead

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Wendy Tice-Wallner

Of Counsel, Compliance and Corporate Governance Lead

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Hilary C. Pierce

Partner, Estate Planning Lead

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Erica Brand Portnoy

Partner, Brand Integrity and Innovation Lead

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Jeffrey C. Hallam

Jeffrey Hallam is Sideman & Bancroft’s Managing Partner.

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  • Kelly P. McCarthy
  • Wendy Tice-Wallner
  • Hilary C. Pierce
  • Erica Brand Portnoy
  • Jeffrey C. Hallam

Our Awards

Best Lawyers Best Law Firms US News 2023
IP stars 2023 Ranked Firm
IP Stars Top Tier Firm 2022
MIP IP Stars IP Star 2021
Sideman & Bancroft LLP 2017 Recognized by Best Lawyers
Ranked In Chambers High Net Worth 2020 Sideman & Bancroft LLP
2021 Award from Chambers - High Net Worth
2022 Award Ranked by Chambers - High Net Worth
Chambers 2023 Award High Net Worth Sideman & Bancroft LLP