January 2016

Sideman & Bancroft Elevates Three to Partner


SAN FRANCISCO, CA (January 11, 2016) – Sideman & Bancroft LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of Peter Colosi, Anne Cochran Freeman and Erica Brand Portnoy to partner, effective January 1, 2016.

“Peter, Anne and Erica are very deserving of this promotion,” said Jeffery Hallam, managing partner of Sideman & Bancroft LLP. “I’m thrilled to welcome them into our partnership, and am excited to see them each continue to grow at the firm.”

Anne Cochran Freeman’s practice is focused exclusively on complex family law matters. She specializes in dissolution actions involving property characterization, valuation and division of sophisticated business interests, spousal and child support, child custody disputes, as well as in the negotiation of premarital, postmarital, and cohabitation agreements. Ms. Freeman represents clients through all phases of litigation and mediation in the Bay Area with a concentration in San Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. In 2015, Ms. Freeman was selected as a one of the Top Women Attorneys in Northern California by Super Lawyers, and as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Peter Colosi and Erica Brand Portnoy practice in the Brand Integrity & Innovation Group, specializing in brand protection matters, business crimes defense, and representing corporate victims of fraud and intellectual property theft. Mr. Colosi and Ms. Portnoy counsel their clients on how to protect their brands, and aid in the investigation of fraud and IP theft by working with internal corporate investigative units and referring matters to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies for criminal prosecution. Mr. Colosi and Ms. Portnoy also represent clients by seeking civil resolutions to intellectual property theft and corporate fraud.