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.

Laredo & Smith Attorneys Named Super Lawyers 2016

Laredo & Smith is pleased to announce that Marc Laredo, Mark Smith and Matthew Kane have been named to the 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers.  Marc Laredo was named to the Business Litigation list, Mark Smith has been recognized for his work in the White Collar Crime category and Matt Kane was honored as a Rising Star in Business Litigation.

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.

Marc Laredo Chairs Program on Privilege

Marc Laredo served as the program chair for the recent Mass Bar Association CLE program entitled, It’s Confidential– Privilege Law in Massachusetts”.  The program focused on a variety of privileges, including the attorney-client, spousal, parent-child, peer review, doctor-patient, common interest and joint defense privileges.  The panel explained the concept of each privilege, providing practical tips for successfully asserting and defeating privilege claims.

Supplement to Mass Bar CLE

Matthew Kane Authors Mass Lawyers Weekly Opinion Article on Uber and Lyft

Matthew Kane authored an article for the September 19th edition of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly entitled, “For Uber and Lyft, a Set of Rules to Call Their Own.” The article discusses a new law in Massachusetts to regulate transportation network companies. The law creates new rules for TNC drivers and their vehicles that will gradually go into effect over the next 15 months.  For more information, or to get a copy of the full article, please contact Matthew Kane.

Uber and Lyft Mass Lawyers Weekly Article

Matthew Kane Speaks at BBA Practical Skills Program

Matthew Kane presents as a speaker for the Boston Bar Association’s Practical Skills Committee.  Matt’s program is entitled, “Getting Started: Drafting and Filing a Complaint in Massachusetts Courts or Administrative Agencies.”  He is joined by co-presenter, Page Wilkins.  They will cover complaint drafting basics, selection of the forum, venue requirements, and service of process issues.  Attendees will learn a range of roles in the different Courts in the Commonwealth and get a foundation of the pre-trial litigation process.  This program takes place on September 21st from 12-1pm at the Boston Bar Association’s Beacon Street office.

Mark Smith Elected President-Elect of The Boston Bar Association Council

Boston, MA, July 24, 2016 – Mark Smith, an attorney who focuses his practice in white-collar criminal defense and government investigations at Laredo & Smith, has been elected to serve as the President-Elect of the BBA Council. The Council is the BBA’s governing body and as a member, Mark will act as a representative of the Association. He will help the organization further its’ mission to provide tools, relationships and opportunities to develop successful careers and practices for its members. Mark will serve a one-year term, which begins on September 1st.

Mark’s role as the Vice President of the Council furthers his long-time support of the BBA. He is the past Chair of the Education Committee in addition to being a member of the Executive Committee. He has also served as Secretary of the BBA Council, Co-Chair of the BBA’s Criminal Law Section, and as a member of the Law Day Steering Committee and the BBA’s Committee on Rule 3:16: Practicing with Professionalism Course for New Lawyers.

About Mark Smith
Mark is a partner at Laredo & Smith, LLP where he focuses on white-collar criminal defense and government investigations. Prior to entering private practice, Mark served for eleven years as an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office including as Chief of the Public Integrity Division and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Bureau. Mark began his legal career in New York City, where he worked as a public defender for four years. He also clerked for the New York State Supreme Court. Mark is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and Suffolk University Law School.

About the BBA Council
The Boston Bar Association Council is the board of directors of the BBA and serves as the BBA’s governing body. It sets policy and provides crucial oversight on behalf of its members. There are 34 Council members: five officers, the BBA’s immediate past-president, the President of the Boston Bar Foundation, and 27 members at large. The BBA’s mission is to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, to facilitate access to justice, and to serve the community at large.

About Laredo & Smith
Based in Boston, Laredo & Smith has been helping clients grow their businesses and resolve legal matters since 1996. Our attorneys successfully combine a strategic approach to running a business with thoughtful and thorough legal representation. The firm represents clients in matters related to business law and litigation, criminal and governmental investigations, corporate compliance and employment law.