Payal Salsburg


  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • New York
  • State of Florida
  • The District of Columbia
  • United States District Court, Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Florida, Northern District
  • United States District Court, Florida, Middle District
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Florida, Middle District
  • United States District Court, Florida, Southern District

Awards & Recognition

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2017

Payal Salsburg

Senior Counsel

Payal Salsburg focuses her practice in the areas of business litigation, e-discovery, corporate advice and counsel, and ethics investigations. She represents corporations, small businesses, and individuals in connection with a wide array of matters including contract and other business disputes, False Claims Act litigation, government and internal investigations, ethics inquiries, and intellectual property litigation. Payal also advises and counsels closely-held businesses on corporate and employment matters. Payal speaks fluent Hindi.

Prior to joining Laredo & Smith, Payal was an Associate with Proskauer Rose LLP, where she was a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. Her experience includes state and federal litigation, including breach of contract, corporate dissolution, broker-dealer duties, fraudulent transfer claims, commercial foreclosures, patent infringement, cross-border taxation, and FMLA and ADA coverage. She also has experience handling FINRA arbitrations for broker-dealer clients.

Payal’s pro bono experience includes several successful petitions for asylum, an appeal from an inmate on Florida’s death row, the favorable defense of an indigent client in an eviction proceeding, successful litigation and appeal to assist a not-for-profit foundation, and invoking Hague Convention protection in state court to return a child wrongfully removed to the United States by a parent.

Payal is a graduate of the College of Saint Elizabeth in New Jersey, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in Mathematics and Computer Science. She earned a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, College of Engineering and Applied Science, and a JD magna cum laude from the Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. While at Nova, Payal was the Chief Justice of the Moot Court Society and the President of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA).

Representative Experience

  • Dismissed and prevailed on a summary judgment against claims for breach of contract, securities fraud, and misrepresentation seeking between $7 million and $100 million in damages asserted against a Fortune 100 company.
  • Assisted in mediating a favorable settlement for clients in a business dispute involving the dissolution of a corporate entity.
  • Assisted several clients respond to state agency and federal government inquiries, including preliminary ethics inquiries, in connection with ongoing investigations.
  • Provided a legal opinion letter regarding compliance with Mass. Reg. 105 CMR 725.100 and guidance letter issued by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.
  • Tried a case before the ITC defending against two patents relating to micromechanical electronic (MEMS) microphones.

Speaking Engagements

  • Nuts and Bolts of Litigation Involving Closely-Held Corporations, Co-Presenter, Boston Bar Association (May 2018)
  • Practicing with Professionalism, Panelist, Boston Bar Association (February 2018)
  • Speed Networking with Labor & Employment Attorneys, Panelist, Boston Bar Association (January 2018)
  • Practicing with Professionalism, Panelist, Boston Bar Association (December 2017)
  • Student Trial Advocacy Program, American Association for Justice, Volunteer Judge (March 2017)
  • Practicing with Professionalism, Boston Bar Association (December 2016)

News & Articles

Community and Professional Involvement

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association, Ethics Committee
  • Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts
  • Women in eDiscovery