Sideman & Bancroft LLP

Private Wealth Law Department

California
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“Sideman & Bancroft is a best of the best firm that consistently provides a high level of professional expertise that ultra-affluent clients are accustomed to and expect,” states one source, who adds: “This firm is armed with a crew of bright, seasoned partners and associates.”

Another source says: “They are one of the most important estate planning firms in the Bay Area. It is great to work with, smart, creative and responsive, they are great with clients and have great clients.”

Notable practitioners

Ellen Kahn has deep expertise in working with affluent individuals and families on estate planning and trust administration matters. "She is amazingly competent, very attuned to her clients' needs and technically knowledgeable on planning concepts. She is always willing to help and provide guidance even if she is not engaged for a client. She is my go-to attorney in San Francisco," enthuses one source. Another says: "I have deep respect for her - her values are embedded deep in her practice."

Hilary Pierce advises wealthy clients on a range of estate planning issues, as well as assisting with matters relating to estate administration. "She is very capable. She seems to know the law really well, and is very diligent in making sure her client is represented appropriately, and, on top of it all, she is really nice," says an interviewee. Another states that, "although extremely intellectual, she is very relatable and fun to be around."