Marc Laredo


  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Awards & Recognition

  • Boston Magazine Top Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers, commercial litigation and employment law management
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, Top 100 List, business litigation and closely-held businesses, 2023
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, awarded to no more than 5% of lawyers in the state, annually since 2005.
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent Attorney


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.
  • Cornell University, B.A.

Marc C. Laredo


Marc Laredo brings a strategic legal approach to business litigation, general business law and employment law. He represents clients in disputes among owners of closely held businesses and a wide array of other business litigation matters including commercial contract cases, business torts, employment and non-competition litigation, government investigations and construction cases. Additionally, Marc serves as counsel to closely held businesses, advising them on issues such as the initial formation and maintenance of the business entity, contract and employment matters, crisis situations and exit strategies. Clients choose Marc for his acute business sense. They rely on him to be a vigorous advocate and a creative problem solver, freeing clients to focus on reaching their business goals.

Marc is a member of the Editorial Board of the Massachusetts Law Review and served as its Editor in Chief for several years. He is the author of numerous articles, including “Shareholder Duties and Disputes in Closely-Held Corporations in Massachusetts Revisited,” “The Attorney-Client Privilege in the Business Context and Shareholder Duties and Disputes in Closely Held Corporations in Massachusetts,” all published by the Massachusetts Law Review, and “Is Confidentiality Really Forever Even if the Client Dies or Ceases to Exist,” co-authored with a law school professor and published by the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation – and subsequently chosen as one of the best articles of the ABA’s sections by the ABA’s Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division. Marc also has taught at a number of continuing legal education programs.

Early in his career, Marc served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.

Marc is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He and his wife live in Newton and have three children.

Representative Experience

  • Facilitates creative resolutions to disputes among owners of closely held businesses, allowing these businesses to survive and prosper.
  • Represents professionals, including lawyers, in connection with internal disputes, resulting in successful transitions for the professionals.
  • Advises non-profit organizations and their boards of directors in connection with leadership issues with the goal of avoiding litigation and negative publicity.
  • Leads internal investigations for companies that are victimized by internal misconduct.
  • Represents both companies and key employees in connection with their employment and severance contracts.

Speaking Engagements

  • “Planning for the Transfer of Ownership and Operating Control of a Privately-Held Business from One Generation to the Next,” (April 2021)
  • “Law Firm Reopening Plans and the Impact of COVID-19 on the Future of Work,” Boston Bar Association (February 2021)
  • “The Role of the Lawyer in a New Business,” Northeastern University (June 2018)
  • “CLE: Small Businesses, Big Headaches: Ethical and Practical Challenges in Representing Closely Held Businesses,” Boston Bar Association (February 2018)
  • “Disputes Among the Owners of Closely-Held Service Businesses,” Mass Bar Association (January 2017)
  • “Why Every Business Needs A Lawyer: What Your Lawyer Can Do For You,” Northeastern University (November 2016)
  • “It’s Confidential– Privilege Law in Massachusetts,” Mass Bar Association (September 2016)
  • “The Role of the Lawyer in a New Business,” Northeastern University (November 2013)
  • “Representing the Closely Held Entity – How to Avoid Disputes and Resolve Them When They Arise,” Chair, Massachusetts Bar Association (September 2013)
  • “Attorney-Client Confidentiality and the Law Librarian,” , Co-Presenter, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting (July 2012)
  • “It’s Confidential – Privilege Law in Massachusetts,” , Chair, Massachusetts Bar Association (March 2012, March 2010, September 2007, April 2007, April 2006)
  • “Resolving Disputes Among Members of Closely Held and Family Businesses,” Massachusetts Bar Association (January 2011, January 2009)
  • “12th Annual Superior Court Bench Meets Bar Conference,”  , Co-Chair, Boston Bar Association (February 2008)
  • “Litigating Closely Held Corporation Disputes in Massachusetts,” , Speaker, Boston Bar Association (April 2007)
  • “The Attorney Client Privilege in the Business Context in Massachusetts,” Flaschner Judicial Institute (October 2004)

News & Articles

Community and Professional Involvement

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
    • Massachusetts Law Review, 2001-present; Editor in Chief, 2017-2020; Articles Editor, 2015-2017; Book Review Editor, 2011-2015; Associate Editor, 2001-2011
    • Law Day, Co-Chair, 2011-2014
    • Business Law Section Council, 2008-2009, 1997-2000
    • Law Practice Management Section Council, 2006-2008
    • Lawyer Referral Service Committee, Member, 2001-2005 (Chair, 2003-2005)
    • Multidisciplinary Practice Committee, 2000
    • Criminal Justice Section Council, 1989-1991
  • Boston Bar Association
    • Law Firm Leadership Forum, 2019-present
    • Massachusetts Practice and Procedure Committee of the Litigation Section Council, 2007–2009 (Co-Chair)
    • 12th Annual Superior Court Bench Meets Bar Conference, 2008 (Co-Chair)
  • Temple Emanuel, Newton, Massachusetts
    • Board of Trustees, 2009–2017
    • Nominating and Governance Committee, 2009–2011 (Co-Chair)
  • Newton City Council (formerly Board of Aldermen)
    • Councilor-at-Large, Ward 7 (President 2018-2019 and 2024; Chair, Land Use Committee 2014-2017)
  • Newton School Committee, 2001-2008 (Chair, 2008; Vice-Chair, 2005-2007)
  • Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Inc., 2011-2017 (Director and Secretary)