August 2015

Two Sideman & Bancroft Attorneys Named 2015 Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine


Sideman & Bancroft LLP is pleased to announce that two of the firm’s attorneys have been selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as 2015 Rising Stars. Allyson Fair and Anne Freeman were selected to the 2015 Northern California Rising Stars list. Each year, less than two and a half percent of lawyers receive the Rising Star designation.

Ms. Fair represents business entities in connection with brand protection issues, trademark enforcement, and trademark portfolio management. Prior to joining Sideman & Bancroft, she served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Roger L. Hunt at the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, and held internships with the legal departments of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and Bare Escentuals, Inc.

Ms. Freeman practices family law exclusively, specializing in high-asset marital dissolutions, child custody actions, premarital agreements and cohabitation agreements, and pre-divorce counseling. She represents clients in public courthouses and before private judicial officers throughout the Bay Area, with concentrations in the East Bay, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley. Ms. Freeman has also served as consulting counsel in mediation and other matters in California, as well as in matters affecting California domiciliaries in proceedings outside the state.

Ms. Fair and Ms. Freeman were selected for this honor by peer nominations, a blue-ribbon panel review and independent research of candidates. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.

In addition to the two Rising Stars, William L. Taylor was selected to the 2015 Colorado Super Lawyers, and 14 of the firm’s attorneys were designated as 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers:

  • David Bancroft
  • James Ellis
  • Jeffrey Hallam
  • Ellen Kahn
  • Monica Mazzei Potter
  • Linda McCall
  • Rodney Patula
  • Sandra Price
  • Diana Richmond
  • C. Jean Ryan
  • Kelly Shindell
  • Gilda Turitz
  • Jay Weill
  • Constance Yu