Laredo Chairs Course on Avoiding Disputes

On September 26, 2013, Marc Laredo chairs “Representing the Closely-Held Entity—How to Avoid Disputes and Resolve Them When They Arise,” a Massachusetts Bar Association continuing legal education course. The discussion will include selecting the proper type of entity; the appropriate structure of funding; the importance and type of written agreements and other documents for owners; and tax compliance, as well as practical guidance on how to handle disputes that do arise.

White-Collar Sentencing: Lobby Conferences and the Teen Brain

Partner Mark Smith joined Hon. Carol S. Ball, Hon. Frances A. McIntyre, James H. O’Brien, and Penny Haney, PhD as speakers at the May 15, 2013 Boston Bar Association Criminal Law Section seminar on state court white collar sentencing. The group discussed white collar sentencing and disposition strategy, strategy for using the lobby conference to enhance sentencing advocacy and the sentencing impact of recent research and legal cases that deal with adolescent brain development. “A criminal conviction can be devastating for a business client, so sentencing advocacy in such cases is absolutely essential,” said Smith.

High Schools Participate in Law Day Initiative

Partner Marc Laredo served as co-chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association Law Day 2013 committee. Attorneys celebrated Law Day in May with presentations at nine high schools from Amherst to Fall River. This year’s topic was “Realizing the Dream: Equality for All,” honoring the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Smith Co-Chairs Boston Bar CLE Course

Partner Mark Smith co-chaired and spoke at the Boston Bar Association Continuing Legal Education course “Recent Developments in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Public Corruption and Government Prosecution,” held February 12, 2013. He also moderated the panel on Public Corruption and Fraud Prosecutions, which included discussion on the new emphasis on prosecuting public corruption and government fraud and new legislation that can enhance penalties for offenders.

Smith Moderates Criminal Law Panel at Boston Bar Association

Cutting Edge Issues in Criminal Law was the focus at the BBA on January 15, 2013 when L&S Partner Mark Smith moderated discussion of recent changes and issues for 2013, including new priorities for the Inspector General’s office and the status of the state crime lab investigation.

Marc Laredo is Reappointed Co-Chair of Law Day Task Force

In August 2012, Marc Laredo was reappointed the Co-chair for the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Law Day Task Force.

Laredo Speaks on Attorney-Client Confidentiality at National Conference of Law Libraries

Attorney Marc Laredo and University of North Carolina Assoc. Professor and Director of the Law Library Anne Klinefelter ran a session entitled “Attorney-Client Confidentiality Challenges” at the American Association of Law Libraries national meeting on July 22, 2012.

Attorneys Laredo and Smith Named “Top Rated Lawyers”

L&S partners Marc C. Laredo and Mark D. Smith were named “Top Rated Lawyers” in the 2012 LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell list included in the April 26, 2012 Boston Globe. They are rated AV® Preeminent™, the highest peer review rating available.