Jessica Conklin presented as a panelist for the Boston Bar Association program, “Career Focus: Transition between Government and Private Practice.” The program, sponsored by the White-Collar Crime section, featured both private practice attorneys and members of the US Securities & Exchange Commission and the US Attorney’s Office. The panel discussed the transition between public and private practice as well as the benefits and drawbacks of such a shift.
We proudly announce that Mark Smith was recently appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court to the Court Management Advisory Board (CMAB)for a three-year term. Consisting of approximately a dozen members from diverse backgrounds in law, business and academia, the CMAB plays a critical role in guiding and supporting the Massachusetts Trial Court in its transformation to a system grounded in managerial best practices and data driven decision-making.
Matt Kane and Payal Salsburg co-authored an article entitled, “Massachusetts Appeals Court Declines to Extend Prohibition Against Contingent Fee Agreements with Expert Witnesses.” The article appeared in the September 20th issue of the MassBar’s eJournal.
We invite you to download the Kane and Salsburg Article.
Matthew Kane was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 25th edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Commercial Litigation.
Matthew represents banks and other financial institutions, businesses and individuals in an array of business law matters and disputes concerning consumer finance, employment, construction, real estate and general litigation as part of the firm’s business litigation practice. He also has considerable experience in consumer financial services litigation, including mortgage and title litigation, civil check fraud, and fair debt collection matters.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. 83,000 industry leading attorneys are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received almost 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor and Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
Laredo & Smith is pleased to announce the firm has added Nancy Johnsen as of Counsel to the firm. Nancy is a corporate attorney who represents businesses and entrepreneurs in connection with both operational and strategic legal matters. Her experience includes corporate law, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, fund management and formation, public company reporting, contracts, data privacy and security and mediation and insolvency.
Nancy works with early stage, mid and late stage start-up companies as well as established public and private companies. Over her the span of her career, she has counseled clients across several industries including non-profit, private equity, real estate, retail, restaurant, healthcare tech and technology.
Nancy is a professionally trained pastry chef who maintains a deep interest and involvement in the food and restaurant business and is involved in Boston area food policy and entrepreneurship groups. She participates in a number of community, arts and social enterprise organizations through board memberships and volunteer coaching.
Marc Laredo published an article for the Massachusetts Bar Association’s publication Massachusetts Law Review, Volume 99, No. 3. The article is entitled: “Shareholder Duties and Disputes in Closely-Held Corporations in Massachusetts Revisited.” Marc discusses recent changes applied to long-time principles in this area of law. He states, “over the past decade, while the fundamental principles have remained the same, Massachusetts courts have refined and built upon principals and addressed previously unresolved issues.”
We invite you to download the full article: Massachusetts Law Review Volume 99, No. 3.
Payal Salsburg moderates a panel entitled, “SLAPP Happy Redux: The Anti-SLAPP Statute One Year After Blanchard.” The professional panel will examine how the anti-SLAPP landscape has evolved in the year since the Supreme Judicial Court’s decision in Blanchard v. Steward Carney Hospital. This event takes place at 16 Beacon Street in Boston from 12:30-1:30 pm on Thursday, June 7th.
Payal Salsburg presents on a Boston Bar Association panel entitled, “How to Excel as a Second Chair.” The panel takes place at 16 Beacon Street in Boston on June 5th at 5:30pm and is sponsored by the New Lawyers Section of the BBA. Panelists include top litigators who will share their experiences with second chairing – both as second chairs and as lead counsel working with second chairs – and will provide valuable insight into the role, including how to effectively prepare for and contribute at trial.
Jessica Conklin and Payal Salsburg volunteered their time to co-teach fourth graders about the law through the Boston Bar Association’s 2017 Law Day in the Schools Program. The students from Samuel Adams Elementary School will attend a lesson entitled, “Liberty Under Law: Empowering Youth, Assuring Democracy.”
Photo supplied by the Boston Bar Association.
Jessica Conklin will present on an alumni panel for Boston University Academy on May 4, 2018. As part of the school’s 25th anniversary celebration, she joins other professionals as they discuss their career paths.
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