Laredo & Smith Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers List and Ones to Watch

Four Laredo & Smith’s partners Matt Kane, Marc Laredo, Mark Smith and Payal Salsburg are selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Senior Counsel Jessica Conklin is named to the Best Lawyers: One to Watch© list.

Matt Kane is selected for his work in Commercial Litigation again this year, an area he is named for annually since 2017. Matt represents banks and other financial institutions, businesses and individuals in an array of business law matters and disputes concerning consumer finance, employment, construction, real estate and general litigation as part of the firm’s business litigation practice. He also has considerable experience in consumer financial services litigation, including mortgage and title litigation, civil check fraud, and fair debt collection matters.

Marc Laredo is selected again this year for his work in both Commercial Litigation and Employment Law/Management. Marc represents clients in disputes among owners of closely held businesses and a wide array of other business litigation matters including commercial contract cases, business torts, employment and non-competition litigation, government investigations and construction cases. Additionally, Marc serves as counsel to closely held businesses, advising them on issues such as the initial formation and maintenance of the business entity, contract and employment matters, crisis situations and exit strategies.

Payal Salsburg is selected this year for her work in Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense: White Collar. She 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.

Mark Smith is selected again this year for his work in Criminal Defense: White Collar. He is also recognized for work in Commercial Litigation, Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law. Mark is retained by businesses and individuals during all stages of criminal and other government enforcement actions. National law firms also choose Mark to handle a wide range of Massachusetts-specific litigation and regulation matters as outside counsel on behalf of their clients.

Jessica Conklin is selected to the Ones to Watch list this year in the area of Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense: White-Collar. Jessica concentrates her practice in white collar criminal defense, government investigations, and school disciplinary hearings. Jessica counsels clients on a variety of matters ranging from healthcare compliance and audits to government investigations.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 108,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and they received over 13 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. Lawyers are not allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

The Business of Litigation Session Orders the Return of an Inadvertently Disclosed Draft Letter

Marc Laredo and Matthew Kane co-authored a Boston Bar Journal article published by the Boston Bar Association.  Entitled: “The Business Litigation Session Orders the Return of an Inadvertently Disclosed Draft Letter,” it discusses the recent ruling regarding what happens when an attorney inadvertently discloses a privileged document to the opposing side. Read the full article. 

 

Marc Laredo Authors Massachusetts Law Review Case Comment

Marc Laredo authored a case comment entitled The Applicability of Chapter 93A to Intra-enterprise Disputes in the Wake of Governo Law Firm LLC v. Bergeron- Where Do We Go From Here?. that appeared in the  February 2022 edition of the Massachusetts Law Review.  In the comment, Marc discusses the Supreme Judicial Court’s 2021 opinion in Governo Law Firm LLC v. Bergeron, which potentially expands the applicability of chapter 93A (the Massachusetts unfair trade practices statute) to certain intra-enterprise disputes. Marc provides a brief history of chapter 93A, explaining how the courts, in a series of cases, had previously held that chapter 93A did not apply to employer-employee, shareholder, and other internal disputes before analyzing the Governo ruling and its implications for future disputes. Please read Marc’s case comment: Mass Law Review February 2022

Laredo & Smith Attorneys Make Boston Magazine’s Inaugural Top Lawyers List

The firm is pleased to be well represented in the Boston magazine’s inaugural Top Lawyers list. Marc Laredo, Mark Smith, Payal Salsburg, Brendan Cox and Jessica Conklin are all named to the 2021 list.

The firm’s attorneys were listed in the following categories:

Boston magazine, in partnership with DataJoe Research, invited lawyers representing the publication’s readership area to nominate up to 3 of their peers in a select number of law specialty areas. The top vote-getters were reviewed by an advisory board of select lawyers, chosen for credentials and the high number of votes they received.

Laredo & Smith Named to U.S. News’ Best Lawyers Best Law Firms List

Laredo & Smith, LLP is pleased to be named a regional Tier 1 firm in Massachusetts for Commercial Litigation and Tier 2 Employment Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2022.

Firms included in the 2022 Edition of “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Laredo & Smith Attorneys Named to Annual Super Lawyers Listing in Massachusetts

Laredo & Smith is pleased to announce that many of the firm’s attorneys are named to Super Lawyers for 2021. Marc Laredo, Mark Smith, Matt Kane, Payal Salsburg, Jessica Conklin and Brendan Cox are all named to the 2021 Super Lawyers list in the following categories:

  • Marc Laredo is recognized for Business Litigation and Closely-Held Business
  • Mark Smith is recognized for Business Litigation and Criminal Defense: White Collar Crime
  • Matt Kane is recognized for Business Litigation, Banking, Appellate and General Litigation
  • Payal Salsburg is recognized for Business Litigation and Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • Jessica Conklin in recognized for White Collar Crime, Schools and Education and Business Litigation

Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country.

Marc Laredo Authors Case Comment in Massachusetts Law Review

Marc Laredo authored a case comment for the Massachusetts Law Review’s August 2021 issue. The comment is entitled, “The Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine in the Context of an Internal Investigation: Attorney General v Facebook, Inc., 487 Mass.109 (2021).”

In this comment, Marc covers when the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine allows an entity to shield information gathered in the course of the entity’s attorney-led internal investigations from discovery. The comment discusses the underlying facts and procedural history of the case, presents an overview of the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine, reviews and analyzes the decision, and examines its practical implications for practitioners.

Mass Law Review Case Comment Aug 2021

 

Laredo & Smith Lawyers Named to 2022 Edition Best Lawyers In America

Three Laredo & Smith’s partners Matt Kane, Marc Laredo and Mark Smith are selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Senior Counsel Jessica Conklin is named to the Best Lawyers: One to Watch© list.

Matt Kane is selected for his work in Commercial Litigation again this year, an area he is named for annually since 2017. Matt represents banks and other financial institutions, businesses and individuals in an array of business law matters and disputes concerning consumer finance, employment, construction, real estate and general litigation as part of the firm’s business litigation practice. He also has considerable experience in consumer financial services litigation, including mortgage and title litigation, civil check fraud, and fair debt collection matters.

Marc Laredo is selected again this year for his work in both Commercial Litigation and Employment Law/Management. Marc represents clients in disputes among owners of closely held businesses and a wide array of other business litigation matters including commercial contract cases, business torts, employment and non-competition litigation, government investigations and construction cases. Additionally, Marc serves as counsel to closely held businesses, advising them on issues such as the initial formation and maintenance of the business entity, contract and employment matters, crisis situations and exit strategies.

Mark Smith is selected again this year for his work in Commercial Litigation. Mark is retained by businesses and individuals during all stages of criminal and other government enforcement actions. National law firms also choose Mark to handle a wide range of Massachusetts-specific litigation and regulation matters as outside counsel on behalf of their clients.

Jessica Conklin is selected to the Ones to Watch list this year in the area of Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar. Jessica concentrates her practice in white collar criminal defense, government investigations, and school disciplinary hearings.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 108,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received over 13 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. Lawyers are allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

Marc Laredo & Payal Salsburg Speak on Transfer of Ownership in Privately-Held Business

Marc Laredo and Payal Salsburg are speakers for an upcoming Boston Bar Association Virtual CLE program entitled, “Planning for the Transfer of Ownership and Operating Control of a Privately-Held Business from One Generation to the Next.”  The program will focus on planning for the transfer of ownership and operating control of a privately held business from one generation to the next. The panelists will emphasize the importance proactive lawyers who advising clients in the areas of Corporate, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Employment, Tax and Ethics.  Marc will discuss corporate law issues, including the fiduciary duty of stockholders in privately held companies. Payal will cover ethical issues related to the complex transitions. This virtual program takes place on Thursday, April 29th from 3-5pm.

Marc Laredo Co-Chairs Program on Law Firm Reopening Plans and the Impact of COVID-19 on Future Work

Marc Laredo is the co-chair of a timely Boston Bar Association program entitled, “Law Firm Reopening Plans and the Impact of COVID-19 on the Future of Work.”  The conversation is being held in a roundtable style on February 24th at 4pm. Marc will help facilitate an important discussion on the immediate concerns and considerations firm leaders face regarding law firm reopening in the era of COVID-19. The group will include conversation about the longer term impacts of the pandemic related to the future of the legal profession. The panelists will also share the results of a recent survey sent to regional managing partners about the reopening plans for their firms as well as the best practices related to back-to-the-office concerns and COVID vaccination requirements. Finally, the group will discuss the ethical challenges presented to firm leadership during these difficult times.