Payal Salsburg


  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, Florida, Northern District
  • United States District Court, Florida, Middle District
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Florida, Middle District
  • United States District Court, Florida, Southern District

Awards & Recognition

  • Boston Magazine, Top Lawyers, 2021
  • Top Women of Law, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, 2020
  • President’s Volunteer Service Award (PSVA) from Boston Cares, 2019
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2019-2020
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2017


  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, magna cum laude, J.D.
  • University of Colorado at Boulder, College of Engineering and Applied Science, Masters of Computer Science
  • College of Saint Elizabeth, summa cum laude, B.S,

Payal Salsburg


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. Payal speaks fluent Hindi.

Payal is active in the Boston Bar Association (BBA) as a member of the BBA/BBF Joint Planning Committee, the standing Ethics Committee and the Steering Committee of the Business and Commercial Litigation Section. She is a regular speaker at the Practicing with Professionalism series at the BBA, a mandatory one-day course for all newly admitted members of the Massachusetts Bar. She is also an active member of the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston (SABA) and the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM).

Prior to joining Laredo & Smith, Payal was a litigator with Proskauer Rose LLP, in the Florida and Boston offices. Her work at Proskauer covered state and federal litigation, including breach of contract, corporate dissolution, fraudulent transfer claims, commercial foreclosures, and patent infringement. She also has experience handling FINRA arbitrations.

Payal’s pro bono experience includes several successful petitions for asylum, an appeal from an inmate on Florida’s death row, the favorable defense of an indigent client in an eviction proceeding, successful litigation and appeal to assist a not-for-profit foundation, and invoking Hague Convention protection in state court to return a child wrongfully removed to the United States by a parent.

Payal is a graduate of the College of Saint Elizabeth in New Jersey, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in Mathematics and Computer Science. She earned a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, College of Engineering and Applied Science, and a JD magna cum laude from the Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center in Fort Lauderdale, 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).

Representative Experience

  • Negotiated favorable resolution of federal and state government investigations for regulated corporate clients.
  • Implemented compliance policies and procedures in corporate employment practices.
  • Assisted in mediating a favorable settlement for clients in a business dispute involving the dissolution of a corporate entity.
  • Dismissed and prevailed on a summary judgment against claims for breach of contract, securities fraud, and misrepresentation seeking between $7 million and $100 million in damages asserted against a Fortune 100 company.
  • Assisted several clients respond to state agency and federal government inquiries, including preliminary ethics inquiries, in connection with ongoing investigations.
  • Provided a legal opinion letter regarding compliance with Mass. Reg. 105 CMR 725.100 and guidance letter issued by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.
  • Tried a case before the ITC defending against two patents relating to micromechanical electronic (MEMS) microphones.

Speaking Engagements

  • Chapter 93A Claims: Mastery of Critical Issues, Boston Bar Association (January 2022)
  • WICC Virtual Courtroom Series program entitled, “Perspective of the Juror”, Women’s Bar Association (June 2021)
  • Restrictions are Loosening. What Will Your Depositions, Arbitrations and Trials Look Like?, Boston Bar Association (June 2021)
  • Planning for the Transfer of Ownership and Operating Control of a Privately-Held Business From One Generation to the Next, Boston Bar Association (April 2021)
  • Nonprofit Board Membership 101, Board Connection Training Speaker, United Way (April 2021)
  • Related Aspects of Prepping Trials in the Remote World, White Collar Crime Conference, Boston Bar Association (February 2021)
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Depositions, Boston Bar Association (February 2021)
  • Ethical Dilemmas and Considerations in Representing Impaired Clients, Boston Bar Association (January 2021)
  • Best Practices for Conducting a Zoom Trial, Women’s Bar Association (December 2020)
  • Zoom Litigation: What’s Working and What’s Not, Moderator, Boston Bar Association (September 2020)
  • Access to Justice, Pro Bono, Public Service and LAR, Practicing with Professionalism Panelist, Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Lynn Bar Association (September 2020)
  • Mentorship Committee Office Hours, South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston (September 2020)
  • Semester Kick-Off: Diverse Career Pathways, Boston College Law (September 2020)
  • Q1-Q2 2020 Enforcement Trends and What They Mean For Your Company, Health Care Compliance Association (July 2020)
  • Job Hunting & e-Networking During a Pandemic, South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston (July 2020)
  • Force Majeure: What it Means for Your Company During the COVID-19 Crisis, Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (May 2020)
  • How to Increase Your Visibility as a New Lawyer, Boston Bar Association (May 2020)
  • Civil Litigation Series: Drafting Complaints and Answers, Boston Bar Association (February 2019)
  • Representing Closely Held Businesses Post-Baker v. WilmerHale: A Delicate Dance, Moderator, Boston Bar Association (January 2019)
  • SLAPP Happy Redux: The Anti-SLAPP Statute One Year After Blanchard, Moderator, Boston Bar Association (June 2018)
  • How to Excel as a Second Chair, Presenter, Boston Bar Association (June 2018)
  • A Young Lawyer’s Guide to Litigating Closely-Held Business Disputes, Co-Presenter, American Bar Association (May 2018)
  • Practicing with Professionalism, Panelist, Boston Bar Association (2016, 2017 and 2018)
  • Speed Networking with Labor & Employment Attorneys, Panelist, Boston Bar Association (January 2018)
  • Student Trial Advocacy Program, American Association for Justice, Volunteer Judge (March 2017)

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Community and Professional Involvement

  • Boston Bar Association: Joint Planning Committee (BBA/BBF), Ethics Committee, Business and Commercial Litigation Section Co-Chair and Steering Committee member, Women’s Leadership and Advancement Forum Advisory Committee
  • Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts
  • South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston, Board of Directors and Clerk
  • Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts, At-Large Director for the Board of Directors
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Women in eDiscovery