Marc Laredo Authors Mass Law Review Article: Shareholder Duties and Disputes in Closely-Held Corporations in Massachusetts Revisited

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.

 

Attorney Salsburg Moderates Anti-SLAPP Statute Panel

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 Panel to Discuss Participating as Second Chair

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.

Attorneys Volunteer to Teach for Boston Bar Association’s Law Day in Schools Program

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.”

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Jessica Conklin Invited to Speak at Boston University Academy

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.

Payal Salsburg Presents Boston Bar Association Litigation Program

Payal Salsburg presents on a Boston Bar Association program on May 4, 2018 entitled, “Nuts and Bolts of Litigation Involving Closely-Held Corporations.” During this ‘Friday Fundamentals’ educational series event, the speakers will discuss typical issues that arise in shareholder disputes in closely-held corporations, including pursuing claims of breach of fiduciary duties, defending such claims, and measuring and mitigating damages given the realities of the small business model.

Attorney Conklin Moderates Panel on Drafting and Negotiating Contracts

Jessica Conklin moderated a panel for the Boston Bar Association on April 18, 2018 entitled, “Drafting and Negotiating Contracts.” In this program, the esteemed panelists spoke on the “must-haves” in every contract, best practices in negotiations, key issues for drafting and the typical pitfalls and traps. The panel also covered some of the softer skills that go into skillfully negotiating a contract for a client, including managing different personality types and deescalating intense negotiations. The program was sponsored by the Senior Associate Forum and the Business Transactions Section.

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.