A term in a contract, even if clearly stated, does not guarantee that a court will enforce it when a dispute arises between the parties. A recent decision by the Appeals Court on the issue of rent acceleration clauses may substantially affect commercial landlords and tenants. February 2023 Newsletter
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Matt Kane and Payal Salsburg have each been reappointed as hearing officers by the Board of Bar Overseers for a second three-year term. Established by the Supreme Judicial Court as an independent administrative body to investigate and evaluate complaints against attorneys, BBO hearing officers preside in panels of three over disciplinary proceedings brought against individual […]
The Boston Bar Association of Massachusetts selected Laredo & Smith Attorney Darshana Indira to participate in the Boston Bar Association’s 2023 Public Interest Leadership Program (PILP). This highly respected program welcomes a select group of talented and highly-motivated lawyers to participate in a year-long program providing intensive leadership and professional development training. Participants learn from and connect […]
Payal Salsburg is quoted in a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article, “Snap Judgements: Local Lawyers Offer Issues to Watch for in 2023” on December 30th: In the area of business litigation, courts across the commonwealth will continue to grapple with applying the anti-SLAPP statute to dismiss claims that may be based on petitioning activity. Given the number […]
The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts selected Laredo & Smith Attorney Darshana Indira to participate in the 2023 Women’s Leadership Initiative, a program that provides mentoring and leadership development for women attorneys in Massachusetts who are identified as the rising stars of the profession. WBA President Kristy Lavigne said, “The WBA is proud that Darshana Indira […]
The firm is pleased to be well represented in the Boston magazine’s annual Top Lawyers list. Marc Laredo, Mark Smith, Payal Salsburg, Brendan Cox and Jessica Conklin are all named to the 2022 list. The firm’s attorneys were listed in the following categories: Criminal Defense/White Collar Crime: Mark Smith and Jessica Conklin Civil Litigation: Marc Laredo & […]
Laredo & Smith, LLP is pleased to be named a Metropolitan Tier 1 firm in Boston for Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense/White Collar. The firm is also listed as a Metropolitan Tier 2 firm in Boston for Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law as well as Employment Law/Management. For this year’s rankings, Best Lawyers […]
Laredo & Smith is pleased to announce that many of the firm’s attorneys are named to Super Lawyers for 2022. Marc Laredo is named to the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Massachusetts list this year. In addition, Mark Smith, Matt Kane, Payal Salsburg, Jessica Conklin and Darshana Indira are all named to the 2022 Super […]
SuperLawyers featured our partner, Payal Salsburg, in a feature story for the Fall 2022 issue. Entitled, “Paying It Forward, Why Payal Salsburg Averages Two Hours a Day of Volunteer Work”, we learn the amazing story behind Payal’s advocacy and volunteerism that benefits those who most need her help. Payal shares her inspiring story, summing it […]
Earlier this year, the Massachusetts Superior Court held that the mere existence of an indemnification provision in a contract does not authorize the court to award attorney’s fees to the party that prevails in litigation. Instead, a clear and unambiguous “fee shifting provision” must be included in the contract before a court can require the […]
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- No Double Dipping: Putting the Brakes on Acceleration Clauses in Commercial LeasesJanuary 26, 2023 - 3:17 pm
- If You Want Your Attorney’s Fees and Costs of Litigation, Make Sure Your Contract Clearly Calls for ItOctober 5, 2022 - 3:24 pm
- Dot Your I’s and Cross Your T’s Before Terminating an EmployeeJune 27, 2022 - 11:20 am
- Employers Cannot Terminate Employees Merely For Filing a Rebuttal in Their Personnel FileFebruary 9, 2022 - 5:08 pm
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