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).