Marc Laredo Presents as Panelist: Challenges in Representing Closely-Held Businesses

Marc Laredo presents as a panelist on the Boston Bar Association’s CLE program entitled, “Small Businesses, Big Headaches: Ethical and Practical Challenges in Representing Closely-Held Businesses.” Marc joins fellow distinguished litigators and transactional lawyers to address the special ethical and practical challenges facing attorneys who practices involve closely-held businesses. Topics include:

  • Impact of recent case law, including the WilmerHale, Cesari McKenna and Abrano decisions;
  • Identifying the clients and fiduciary duties owed to them;
  • Engagement letters: forming and terminating the attorney-client relationship;
  • Hot Potato withdrawals of representation;
  • Navigating conflicts among principals, including litigation and alternative dispute resolution; and
  • Representation of stakeholders in unrelated matters – potential future conflicts.

This program takes place on February 28, 2018 from 4-6pm at 16 Beacon Street in Boston, MA. For more information, or to register, please contact Marc directly, or visit the BBA website.

Attorneys Conklin and Salsburg Present on Professionalism

Laredo & Smith lawyers Jessica Conklin and Payal Salsburg continue to be active in the Boston Bar Association’s educational programming.  They most recently presented as panelists for the BBA’s program entitled, “Practicing with Professionalism,” which took place on February 9th. Jessica & Payal discussed important attributes of reputable attorneys and also covered how to handle the pressures of practice that challenge even the most reputable attorneys. This program also offered super networking for new admittees, with the chance to meet established members of the bar. This program took place at the BBA’s offices located at 16 Beacon Street in Boston.

Payal Salsburg Presents on Boston Bar Association Employment Panel

Payal Salsburg presents as a panelist on the Boston Bar Association‘s “Speed Networking with Labor & Employment Attorneys.” This panel, which takes place on February 1, 2018 from 530-730pm will discuss the career paths and legal opportunities in Boston’s Labor & Employment landscape.

Payal Salsburg Promoted to Senior Counsel

The firm is pleased to announce that Payal Salsburg, who joined the firm in May 2016, is now Senior Counsel to the firm. Payal continues to handle business litigation matters, e-discovery, corporate advice and counsel as well as ethics investigations. She works with 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.

Laredo & Smith Growing: Greg Englund Joins Firm as Of Counsel

The firm is pleased to announce that Greg Englund joined the firm as Of Counsel on January 1, 2018. With over 40 years of experience working with individuals, families, and business owners, Greg brings a robust estates & trust practice to the firm. In his practice, Greg helps clients make important decisions while planning for their future needs. Clients turn to him when creating Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies with Living Wills, and other legal arrangements. Additionally, Greg guides clients through the process of selecting wealth transfer tax planning strategies, as well as employing techniques that help build and protect crucial assets.

Five Laredo & Smith Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers

Laredo & Smith is pleased to announce that five of the firm’s attorneys were named Super Lawyers in 2017! Marc Laredo, Mark Smith, Matt Kane, Eric Sigman and Payal Salsburg have all been named to the 2017  Super Lawyers list. They were named in the following categories:

Super Lawyers is a rating service for lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. To be included in the list, attorneys must attain a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Rising Stars are selected using the same criteria as Super Lawyers, but each attorney must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less. This recognition is awarded to no more than 5% of lawyers in the state.

Laredo & Smith Attorneys Speak on Professionalism

Jessica Conklin and Payal Salsburg presented as panelists for a recent Boston Bar Association program entitled, “Practicing with Professionalism”. They discussed important attributes of reputable attorneys as well as how to respond to the pressures of practice that challenge even the most reputable attorneys. This program took place at the BBA’s offices located at 16 Beacon Street in Boston.

Kane and Conklin Present as Panelists for Boston Bar Association

Laredo & Smith attorneys, Matthew Kane and Jessica Conklin, present as panelists for the upcoming Boston Bar Association program entitled, “Taking and Defending Depositions 202.” The event takes place on November 8, 2017 from 12:30-1:30pm at 16 Beacon Street in Boston.

The panel will discuss practical skills for attorneys. The panel will cover the following topics for taking depositions:

  • Purpose driven depositions
  • Using exhibits: when, why, and how
  • Critical listening
  • Staying on track with your strategy
  • Suspending v closing a deposition
  • Effective use of court reporter

The panel will also discuss defending depositions, covering the following topics:

  • Stipulations
  • Properly using objections/ raising privilege issues
  • Controlling the deponent
  • Use of caucus/ breaks
  • Handling difficult opposition counsel

Eric Sigman Presents “Contract Review, Negotiation & Analysis” Program

Eric Sigman is serving as faculty for the MCLE program entitled, “Contract Review, Negotiation  & Analysis.” Eric is part of a 3-person panel focusing on best practices for business contract review and negotiation. The program takes place on November 7th from 2-5pm at MCLE’s offices at 10 Winter Place in Boston. There is also a live and archived webcast of the presentation.

Mark Smith Named Boston Bar Association President As College Friend Named Chairman of BBO

We are pleased to see our colleague Mark Smith named President of the Boston Bar Association. What is also incredible, is that his college friend is simultaneously being named Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers. The Boston Globe covered this great story on September 12, 2017. Read the great story: Boston Globe Article: Mark Smith Named BBA President