Payal Salsburg focuses her practice in the areas of business litigation, corporate advice and counsel, and white collar criminal defense. She represents corporations, small businesses and individuals in connection with an array of matters including contract and business disputes, False Claims Act litigation, and government and internal investigations. Payal also routinely advises closely-held businesses on corporate and employment matters. Having grown up in India, she speaks fluent Hindi.
Payal is active in the Boston Bar Association (BBA) as the Co-Chair of the Business and Commercial Litigation Section, a member of the Women’s Leadership and Advancement Forum Advisory Committee, and a member of the BBA/BBF Joint Planning Committee. She is also the Co-President of the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston (SABA GB), on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA), and a member of the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM). Payal is a regular speaker and moderator for a host of seminars and panels organized by various Bar associations and industry groups.
Prior to joining Laredo & Smith, Payal was a litigator at a large international law firm, in its Florida and Boston offices. Her work at the firm focused on litigation at the federal and state levels involving breaches of contract, corporate dissolution, fraudulent transfer claims, commercial foreclosures, and patent infringement. She also handled FINRA arbitrations on behalf of broker-dealers.
Payal’s pro bono experience includes several successful CORI-sealing petitions, petitions for asylum, an appeal from an inmate on Florida’s death row, litigation and appeal to assist a not-for-profit foundation, and invoking Hague Convention protection to return a child wrongfully removed to the United States by a parent. She is also assigned counsel for criminal matters at the Boston Municipal Court (Central).
In her free time, Payal regularly volunteers at Saint Francis House Day Shelter, Ricesticks and Tea Asian Food Pantry, and Massachusetts General Hospital. She has been recognized for her volunteerism by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, receiving the President’s Volunteer Service Award several years in a row.
Payal is a graduate of Saint Elizabeth University in New Jersey, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in Computer Science and Mathematics. She earned a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, College of Engineering and Applied Science, and JD magna cum laude from the Nova Southeastern University in Florida. While at Nova, Payal was the Chief Justice of the Moot Court Society and the President of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA).