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 contract and business disputes, False Claims Act matters, State Ethics Commission inquiries, and government and internal investigations. Payal also advises closely-held businesses on corporate and employment matters.
Payal is active in the Boston Bar Association (BBA), the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts, the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston, and the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts. She is a regular speaker and moderator for 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 was also a bar advocate for criminal matters at the Boston Municipal Court (Central).
In her free time, Payal regularly volunteers at Saint Francis House Day Shelter and Ricesticks and Tea Asian Food Pantry. 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.