April 2018

Sideman & Bancroft Welcomes Travis Thompson to Tax and Criminal Defense Groups


Sideman & Bancroft LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Travis W. Thompson as the newest member of the firm’s Tax and Criminal Defense Group. Mr. Thompson, who was previously an attorney with William E. Taggart, Jr. APC, joins Sideman & Bancroft’s San Francisco office as an associate.

“We’re excited to welcome Travis to our team,” said Steve Katz, partner and head of the Tax Group. “Travis’ ability to work collaboratively and to devise innovative solutions will be highly beneficial for our clients.”

Mr. Thompson’s practice encompasses all aspects of taxpayer controversies against the IRS, the California Franchise Tax Board, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, and the California State Board of Equalization. His tax work includes audits, administrative appeals, litigation and both routine and complex collection matters. He advises clients on the tax consequences of Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, or other blockchain-related technology transactions.

In addition to his tax controversy work, Mr. Thompson represents clients in litigation and white collar criminal defense cases.

Mr. Thompson received his J.D. and LL.M. in taxation from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2015. While there, he received the Rensch Scholarship for Business Leadership, was a Best Brief award recipient in the ABA National Moot Court Competition, and received the Witkin Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy