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

Matthew Kane Named to Best Lawyers in America

Matthew Kane was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 24th edition of theThe 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. For the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 58,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Salsburg Speaks on Boston Bar’s Annual Professionalism Program

On August 10th, Payal Salsburg will present as a panelist for the annual Boston Bar Association’s “Practicing with Professionalism” seminar. She will discuss the common attributes of reputable attorneys. She will also cover how to respond to the pressures of practice that challenge even the most reputable attorneys.  This program takes place at the BBA’s offices located at 16 Beacon Street in Boston from 8:30am-5:30pm.

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.