Laredo & Smith Attorneys Support BBA’s Law Day in the Schools Program

Jessica Conklin and Payal Salsburg co-taught second graders about the law through the Boston Bar Association’s 2017 Law Day in the Schools Program. The students, from Lee Academy in Dorchester, were very attentive and asked fantastic questions about how the legal process works.

Jessica Conklin Speaks at BU Academy

Jessica Conklin spoke on an alumni panel at Boston University Academy. She discussed how BU Academy helped her succeed in her career path in law, including lessons learned from her time at the academy.

Payal Salsburg Teaches BBA Program, “Practicing with Professionalism” to New Lawyers

Payal Salsburg presented at a recent Boston Bar Association program entitled, “Practicing with Professionalism.” Payal co-taught the ethics portion of this all-day program, which covers a range of topics related to professionalism as a lawyer. Her co-presenter was Martin Newhouse, President and Acting General Counsel of the New England Legal Foundation.

The Supreme Judicial Court requires all new lawyers admitted to the Massachusetts bar to take a one-day, in-person course on professionalism. In the ethics section of this day-long class, Payal and Martin used hypothetical scenarios to engage the audience and highlight some of the more common ethical pitfalls when it comes to practicing law in the Commonwealth.

Marc Laredo Chairs CLE Program on Disputes in Closely-Held Service Businesses

Marc Laredo served as the program chair for a recent CLE at the Massachusetts Bar Association on January 25, 2017.  The CLE was titled, “Disputes Among the Owners of Closely Held-Service Businesses.”  It covered how disputes among the owners of closely-held service businesses threaten the daily operations and future viability of professional service firms.  The distinguished panel discussed the duties of owners to each other and the entity, as well as the accounting perspective both for planning and breaking up service businesses. Finally, the panel discussed remedies for resolving disputes when they do arise, with a particular focus on the benefits of mediation.

Disputes Among Owners of Closely-Held Service Businesses

 

 

Marc Laredo Chairs Mass Bar Association Program for Closely Held Businesses

Marc Laredo is the program chair for a January 25th Massachusetts Bar Association CLE program entitled, “Disputes Among the Owners of Closely Held Service Businesses.” In this program, a panel will discuss the threats of business disputes, especially amongst the owners of law firms, medical practices and other professional services present special challenges. This program provides:

  • a general overview of the duties that owners of closely held services businesses owe to one another and the entity, as well as the issues that, if dealt with up front, can avoid costly problems in the future.
  • an explanation of the most common disputes arising among owners.
  • an accounting perspective for both the planning and break-up stages.
  • a discussion of remedies for resolving disputes, with a particular focus on the benefits of mediation.

In addition to Marc, the esteemed faculty includes established professionals from the legal and accounting fields. The program, which is sponsored by the business law, civil litigation and dispute resolution sections, takes place on from 4-7pm in the MBA’s conference room 101 at 20 West Street in Boston.

Eric Sigman Joins Laredo & Smith

Laredo & Smith is pleased to announce the firm has added Eric Sigman as a Partner to counsel clients in the areas of business law, transactional corporate work and franchise law.

Eric Sigman focuses his practice in business law, with a particular concentration on franchise law, guiding clients through corporate formation, capitalization, succession planning, commercial leasing, and mergers and acquisitions.

Payal Salsburg Co-Presents BBA Professionalism Program With New First Assistant Attorney General of Massachusetts

Payal Salsburg presented at a recent Boston Bar Association program entitled, “Practicing with Professionalism.” Payal co-taught the ethics portion of this all-day program, which covers a range of topics related to professionalism as a lawyer. Her co-presenter was Mary Strother, the newly appointed First Assistant Attorney General of Massachusetts.

Mark Smith Presents as Panelist to Discuss Public Corruption and Government Prosecutions

Mark Smith presents as a panelist on the Boston Bar Association’s program entitled, “Public Corruption and Government Prosecutions” on Tuesday, November 29th from 5-6pm. Join in a lively discussion on the most recent government trends in investigating and commencing high profile public corruption prosecutions, false claims act investigations and other cases focused on government fraud. Participants will learn about recent state and federal corruption initiatives, the continuing evaluation of mail fraud honest services developments, new trends in false claim prosecutions and the impact of the McDonnell decision on criminal prosecution.

Marc Laredo Presents to Northeastern University Entrepreneurship Class

Marc Laredo spoke to an undergraduate class on Entrepreneurship at Northeastern University in a program entitled, “Why Every Business Needs a Lawyer: What Your Lawyer Can Do For You.” In his discussion, Marc shared tips on how to select a lawyer who is a good match for entrepreneurs and their businesses. Marc also covered common issues that require businesses to engage a lawyer at the time of formation and as the business grows.

Marc Laredo & Mark Smith Named to New England Edition of Super Lawyers

Marc Laredo and Mark Smith have been named to the New England edition of the 2016 Super Lawyers listing again this year. Marc is recognized in the area of business litigation and Mark Smith has been recognized for his work with white collar crime. Both attorneys are long-standing Super Lawyers for New England and Massachusetts.