Celebrating Pride at Sideman & Bancroft

San Francisco holds a unique place in LGBTQ+ history, and our commitment to fostering diversity…

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“Wow I love the bottle!”  Trademark Protection for Your Packaging

Trademark protection comes in many forms and sometimes what is in the bottle is almost…

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Legal Update

Sideman Tax Alert: IRS Plans Major Increase in Audit Rates

On May 2, 2024, the IRS released an update on its Strategic Operating Plan which…

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Employee Retention Tax Credit

What is the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERC)? The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a…

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Recent Highlights

Considerations When Choosing a Brand Name Part 2.

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Lombard Street in San Francisco

IRS To Audit Wealthy Taxpayers Using Artificial Intelligence

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Shot of the Bay Bridge

Kelly McCarthy Published in Wolters Kluwer

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Ellen Leonida Joins as Co-Chair of the Criminal Defense Practice Group

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Sideman & Bancroft Welcomes Ellen Leonida

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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 - Firm Logo 2024
Best Lawyers Best Law Firms US News 2023
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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