October 2018

Sideman & Bancroft Celebrates 40 Years of Practicing Law in the Bay Area


To commemorate the firm’s 40th anniversary, name partners Richard Sideman and David Bancroft gathered clients and friends of Sideman & Bancroft for a celebration at the firm. “We are so proud to have reached this milestone with all of our colleagues,” said Richard Sideman. “Thanks to our attorneys’ strong commitment to providing top notch services to our clients, we have been able to celebrate this special occasion and look forward to the firm continuing to provide distinguished service to its clients and its community,” said David Bancroft.

The firm was established in San Francisco in 1978 by former Assistant United States Attorneys Richard Sideman and David Bancroft.  At the time, there weren’t many firms hiring attorneys to practice business crime defense and criminal, civil and tax law, so Richard and David took matters into their own hands. They were the first former federal prosecutors in Northern California to leave those positions to open their own firm. The firm has grown into one of the most well-regarded mid-size law firms in California and is known for highly specialized practice areas targeted at sophisticated corporations and distinguished private clients such as brand protection, estate planning, family law and tax.