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 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).