FORA.tv Speaker - Richard Sideman

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Biography

Richard Sideman, Chairman of Sideman & Bancroft, concentrates his practice on the full spectrum of federal tax issues, including tax planning and tax controversies involving both civil and criminal claims. With almost 40 years' experience in handling tax controversies, Mr. Sideman works closely with clients to identify Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and related tax compliance issues before they occur.

For twelve years before founding Sideman & Bancroft LLP, Mr. Sideman served as a trial attorney in the Department of Justice Tax Division and as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Tax Division for the Northern District of California. In these posts, he represented the IRS and the Department of Justice in civil and criminal matters relating to federal taxation in the Federal District Courts and the Superior Courts of the State of California.

Mr. Sideman helped found the Close Up Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to citizenship education for young students. Mr. Sideman recently retired as the Foundation’s chairman after serving over 25 years. He also served for a number of years on the Board of Clausen House, an organization dedicated to providing independent and assisted living opportunities for developmentally disabled people.

Currently Mr. Sideman serves as President of the American Jewish Committee, an organization dedicated to advancing democracy, pluralism, and mutual understanding.

3 Programs

J-REC: Opening Remarks and Presentations

11.08.10 | 00:42:00 min | 0 comments

Advancing the Prospects of Middle East Peace

04.30.08 | 00:30:44 min | 0 comments

Condoleezza Rice on Israel at 60

04.29.08 | 00:45:33 min | 6 comments