Sideman & Bancroft lawyers provide clients with collective, concentrated expertise focusing in a few related areas of law: Business & Real Estate, Business Crimes Defense, Civil Litigation, Family Law, Intellectual Property, and Tax & Estate Planning. Our highly experienced counsel tailor legal strategies to fit each client’s unique business and personal objectives. Founded more than 30 years ago by former Assistant United States Attorneys Richard Sideman and David Bancroft, the firm successfully has represented clients in difficult negotiations and court proceedings. Uniting a commitment to the highest quality representation with a dedication to personal attention and responsiveness has led to lasting relationships with clients, and has earned respect from opposing counsel, the judiciary, government officials and others involved in the legal process. Driven by innovation, integrity and expertise, the firm is one of only a few women-owned law firms in the United States.

Contact Information

One Embarcadero Center, 22nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-392-1960

Firm Attorneys

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Gilda R. Turitz Gilda R. Turitz Sideman & Bancroft LLP
Practicing in: Arbitration
Practicing in: Arbitration

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    Client Comments

    "Diana is an exceptionally competent and helpful lawyer. Her understanding of law combined with her understanding of human nature make her a supportive and excellent advocate in a difficult process. Her communications -- written and verbal -- were always prompt, helpful, clear, understanding, and succinct. She is also just a genuinely nice person. I recommend her without reservations."
    - Caroline Wood
    WoodWorks
    "Diana Richmond represented me recently in a divorce proceeding. She was superb - helpful in offering advice and suggestions, yet supportive of my final decisions, efficient, timely, and courteous. I particularly appreciated her willingness to correspond directly with me via e-mail, where she was able to respond and handle short questions, thus limiting the need to meet to times when major discussion or complicated decisions were needed. She completely appreciated the issues involved in a somewhat complex situation and worked with me to resolve all of these issues in an efficient and effective way. I recommend her most enthusiastically."
    - Frances Hellman
    University of California, Berkeley
    "Diana Richmond... a client's synopsis: She is very bright. She thinks on her feet. She is polished and articulate. She avoids the annoying, flamboyant "huff and puff" of many attorneys. She listens as well as she presents, a perceived rarity in family law. She debates persuasively because her points are well founded. She is knowledgeable and well informed. She has a professorial grasp of the law and case precedents. She is results oriented, driven to reach the goal. For many attorneys, the journey is the reward; for Ms. Richmond, reaching the destination is the reward. Most importantly, in negotiations, she has the respect of the opposing counsel. She is a superb lawyer of integrity, dedication - graced with a dash of good humor. "
    - Robert Eves
    Venture Corporation
    "I worked with Diana on a personal legal matter of great importance to me. From our very first meeting, she understood my goals and the manner I wanted to approach the resolution of the issue; she was completely supportive of both and always acted accordingly. Diana is very experienced and a real pleasure to work with. She understood me both as a client and as a person. She recommended practical, helpful solutions to problems that came up along the way. To me, she epitomizes the qualities of a lawyer that one would want to address difficult, personal legal matters. I have recommended her services to several of my friends who have needed help with personal legal matters, and I would not hesitate to do again."
    - Stephen Juelsgaard
    Genentech, Inc.
    "Diana is one of the two or three best litigators that I have worked with in my 36 years as a practicing attorney, the last 10 as General Counsel at Levi Stauss & Co. She has all the basic qualities you expect in a top-notch litigator: intelligence, keen legal understanding, hard work, outstanding judgment, and strong people skills. However, what makes her so effective in domestic relations matters is her ability to manage the emotional issues that overlay all domestic relations matters. She is able to navigate the legal and emotional issues because she is ALWAYS superbly prepared, open to influence, confident yet calm, and always on target with her judgment calls."
    - Albert Moreno
    Levi Strauss and Co.
    "Diana is an exceptionally competent and helpful lawyer. Her understanding of law combined with her understanding of human nature make her a supportive and excellent advocate in a difficult process. Her communications -- written and verbal -- were always prompt, helpful, clear, understanding, and succinct. She is also just a genuinely nice person. I recommend her without reservations."
    - Caroline Wood
    WoodWorks
    "Diana Richmond represented me recently in a divorce proceeding. She was superb - helpful in offering advice and suggestions, yet supportive of my final decisions, efficient, timely, and courteous. I particularly appreciated her willingness to correspond directly with me via e-mail, where she was able to respond and handle short questions, thus limiting the need to meet to times when major discussion or complicated decisions were needed. She completely appreciated the issues involved in a somewhat complex situation and worked with me to resolve all of these issues in an efficient and effective way. I recommend her most enthusiastically."
    - Frances Hellman
    University of California, Berkeley
    "Diana Richmond... a client's synopsis: She is very bright. She thinks on her feet. She is polished and articulate. She avoids the annoying, flamboyant "huff and puff" of many attorneys. She listens as well as she presents, a perceived rarity in family law. She debates persuasively because her points are well founded. She is knowledgeable and well informed. She has a professorial grasp of the law and case precedents. She is results oriented, driven to reach the goal. For many attorneys, the journey is the reward; for Ms. Richmond, reaching the destination is the reward. Most importantly, in negotiations, she has the respect of the opposing counsel. She is a superb lawyer of integrity, dedication - graced with a dash of good humor. "
    - Robert Eves
    Venture Corporation
    "I worked with Diana on a personal legal matter of great importance to me. From our very first meeting, she understood my goals and the manner I wanted to approach the resolution of the issue; she was completely supportive of both and always acted accordingly. Diana is very experienced and a real pleasure to work with. She understood me both as a client and as a person. She recommended practical, helpful solutions to problems that came up along the way. To me, she epitomizes the qualities of a lawyer that one would want to address difficult, personal legal matters. I have recommended her services to several of my friends who have needed help with personal legal matters, and I would not hesitate to do again."
    - Stephen Juelsgaard
    Genentech, Inc.

    Sideman & Bancroft LLP

    Contact Information

    One Embarcadero Center, 22nd Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    Phone: 415-392-1960

    Management

    Managing Partner

    Personnel

    Partners: 26
    Of Counsel: 5
    Associates: 12

    Practice Areas

    Arbitration
    Corporate Law
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    Family Law
    Family Law Mediation
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax
    Tax Law
    Trademark Law
    Trusts and Estates