Anne Cochran Freeman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Sideman & Bancroft LLP
 | One Embarcadero Center, 22nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-392-1960
Fax: 415-392-0827
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Swedish,
  • Japanese,
  • French
Attorney Profile

Partner at Sideman & Bancroft LLP, Anne Cochran Freeman represents clients in the state of California in matters of family law. Ms. Freeman’s work extends to modification proceedings, custody, paternity and parentage actions, post-domestic partnership, post-marital and post-cohabitation agreements and planning, and complex financial issues. She also has experience litigating family law cases that involve stock option characterization and apportionment, spousal support and child support disputes, and complex property claims for high net worth individuals.

Ms. Freeman attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts before attending the University of San Francisco School of Law and earning a Juris Doctor. A student of the Phillips Exeter Academy, Ms. Freeman is a Certified Family Law Specialist certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, and she completed the Ron Kelly’s 40-hour mediation training to become a Certified Mediator.

In 2016, Ms. Freeman was recognized by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of California’s 10 Best Attorneys. Her past employment experience includes time as a business management consultant, providing organizational development and leadership for several Fortune 500 companies. A presenter and speaker for the Contra Costa County Bar Association, Ms. Freeman was also a guest editor in 2015 for the Family Law Edition of the Contra Costa Lawyer.

A member of the Alameda County Bar Association’s Family Law Section and The Bar Association of San Francisco, Ms. Freeman is also a member of the board of directors of the Contra Costa County Bar Association’s Family Law Section.

 
Practice Areas

Family Law (100%)

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Father's Rights

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

California Board of Legal Specialization

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About Anne Freeman

Admitted: 2009, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.sideman.com/professionals/anne-cochran-freeman/

Honors/Awards:

  • 10 Best Female Attorneys, AIFLA, 2016
  • Moot Court, Best Brief, USF School of Law

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Mediator (40-Hour Mediation Training), 2012
  • Certified Family Law Specialist, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Family Law Section, member, 2013
  • San Francisco Bar Association, member, 2014
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Director, Board of Directors; Program Chair, 2015
  • President Elect - Contra Costa County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Director, Board of Directors., 2017
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Family Law Section, member, 2012
  • San Francisco Classical Voice (non-profit) - Board Member, nominating committee member, Board Secretary,, 2017
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Family Law Section, member, 2009
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Family Law Section, member, 2012
  • San Francisco Bar Association, member, 2013
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Director, Board of Directors, 2014
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Director, Board of Directors; Program Chair, 2016
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Family Law Section, member, 2011
  • Appointed to Sideman & Bancroft firm Strategic Planning Committee (6 members total) identifying the vision of the firm, and directing its growth and design, across all practice areas. 2017 to present., 2017
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Family Law Section, member, 2014
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Family Law Section, member, 2011
  • San Francisco Bar Association, member, 2012
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Family Law Section, member, 2009
  • San Francisco Bar Association, member, 2015
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Family Law Section, member, 2010
  • Family Law Practice Group Lead - Sideman & Bancroft (2017 - present). Responsible for family law group marketing, revenue projections, new business development, work flow analysis, case assignments and utilization analysis for associates, paralegals. One of top three billers and collectors on billing in the firm., 2017
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Family Law Section, member, 2013
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Family Law Section, member, 2010

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • San Francisco Superior Court, Self-Represented Litigants volunteer attorney mediator, 2014
  • Bay Area Legal Aid, domestic violence/restraining order clinic volunteer, Pittsburg & Martinez, CA, 2004
  • Small Claims Court Mediator, San Francisco Superior Court, 2004
  • Contra Costa County Family Law Center Pro Per Clinic, volunteer attorney, 2012
  • Contra Costa County Family Law Center, Double Pro Per settlement volunteer attorney, 2015
  • Pro Bono, limited scope representation at trial of paternity action litigant in custody trial (San Francisco Superior Court, in partnership with Sargent Shriver Custody Project/Justice & Diversity Center of Bar Association of San Francisco, 2015
  • Contra Costa Superior Court Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Josanna Berkow, 2005
  • Marin Bench Bar Settlement Panelist Selected to co-mediate multiple matters in 2017 with two other esteemed family law attorneys in the bay area, some of the most difficult cases in Marin counsel, set for trial., 2017
  • Contra Costa County Family Law Center, Double Pro Per settlement volunteer attorney, 2014
  • San Francisco Superior Court, Self-Represented Litigants volunteer attorney mediator, 2015
  • Contra Costa Superior Court Judicial Clerk for the Honorable James Libbey, 2004
  • Small Claims Court Mediator, San Francisco Superior Court, 2005
  • Contra Costa County Family Law Center Pro Per Clinic, volunteer attorney, 2013

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Family law action - argued and won at contested court hearing request for order for $175,000 pendente lite attorney fee award for my client, payable immediately by opposing party (spouse)., 2014
  • Successfully negotiated and drafted stipulation to terminate open-ended permanent spousal support award, post-judgment., 2014

Transactions:

  • Successfully negotiated premarital agreement on behalf of client, preserving her rights to the community interest in opposing party's Restricted Stock awards from employment including those granted prior to marriage, confirming that her name shall be placed on title to all future purchases of residential real property., 2014

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Anne's interview with Inside Hook re Silicon Valley Divorces https://www.insidehook.com/san-francisco/divorce-silicon-valley-style  , 2017
  • Brides.com interview with Anne Cochran Freeman re premarital agreements., 2017
  • Nob Hill Gazette article, "Secrets of...The Divorce Lawyers." Interview with Anne Cochran Freeman., 2017
  • Haute Living article on Anne Cochran Freeman,"When San Francisco’s most powerful couples have to make important decisions regarding their personal lives—whether it be a prenup to the wedding of the decade or a discrete divorce after a dysfunctional breakup—they turn to Anne Cochran Freeman and Monica Mazzei. The family law ladies practice at Sideman and Bancroft and some consider them to be the Bay Area’s answer to celebrity divorce lawyer, Laura Wasser. The dynamic duo consider themselves marriage experts who consider their elite client’s happiness of utmost importance." http://hauteliving.com/2017/06/top-divorce-laywers-sf/638706/?market=san-francisco  , 2017
  • San Francisco Chronicle, January 28, 2018 edition on weddings, article/interview with Anne Cochran Freeman re premarital agreements and divorce., 2018
  • Forbes.com article - interview with Anne Cochran Freeman and parter, "tow of the Bay Area’s most trusted family law practitioners at Sideman & Bancroft. Their combined expertise has made them go-to specialists for high profile premarital and divorce cases with multimillion dollar futures on the dotted line.", 2017

Newsletters:

  • , Contra Costa Lawyer April 2014 – The Contra Costa Family Edition, Elder Law, Family Law, Fiduciary Duty, Juvenile Law, Trust & Estate Planning

Educational Background:

  • Phillips Exeter Academy, 1991
  • University of California at Berkeley, A.B. English, 1999
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys, Trial Practicum Participant, 2010
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One Embarcadero Center
22nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: 415-392-1960

Fax: 415-392-0827

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