Payal Salsburg co-moderates an upcoming program for the Business Litigation Session of the Suffolk Superior Court, or BLS. The BLS provides a dedicated forum for business and commercial cases in Massachusetts and its’ justices will review major developments over the last year, including significant business litigation trends, case decisions, COVID impacts on court processes, and electronic filing. They will also discuss expectations for the year ahead. This is a virtual event which takes place on Wednesday, June 16th from 4-5pm. Learn more by joining in this conversation.
Payal Salsburg is moderating a Women In the Courtroom Committee Virtual Courtroom Series program entitled, “Perspective of the Juror” on Wednesday, June 30th at 530pm via zoom. The panelists include women attorneys Lisa Wood of Foley Hoag and Victoria Mair of Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, PC. They will examine remote proceedings in the courtroom from the perspective of jurors as well as trying a case before a remote jury.
To register for this event, please click here for the WBA website.
Payal Salsburg joins an upcoming Boston Bar Association virtual panel discussion entitled: “Restrictions are Loosening. What Will Your Depositions, Arbitrations and Trials Look Like?” on Thursday, June 10th from 1-2pm.
Payal joins Judge Maynard M. Kirpalani of the Norfolk County Superior Court, as well as O’Brien & Levine’s Deb Curran and Kenny Zais for this forward-looking presentation. The group will discuss a range of topics related to both in-person and remote proceedings as courts across the Commonwealth evaluate resuming pre-pandemic procedures for litigation matters. The panel will talk about the kinds of questions lawyers should ask their court reporters, as well as the court’s expectations of, and advice for, litigators as they navigate this transitional time. The panelists will also share practical technology solutions, procedures for in-person and remote proceedings, as well as the pitfalls to avoid during proceedings in the future, whether entirely remote or hybrid.
It is heartwarming to read Boston CASA’s recent coverage highlighting our partner Payal Salsburg and her tireless work as a volunteer. They most specifically call out her work and advocacy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Payal also gives her time as a Board Member of CASA, an independent nonprofit that recruits, trains and supports volunteer child advocates.
We join CASA in applauding Payal for her work as a COVID Volunteer at Mass General Hospital transporting COVID-19 patients to and from their rooms for tests, and to and from their cars for appointments. Her work allowed the hospital staff to remain in sterile areas and avoid having to change precious PPE that was in such short supply. Following the vaccination roll-out, Payal pivoted her volunteering to the MA COVID Vax Help, an organization that assists people in accessing and making appointments for the COVID-19 Vaccine.
We are fortunate to witness Payal’s advocacy first hand, watching her help the people who need help most, but never expecting anything in return. We offer a very special and sincere thank you to Payal!
Partner Matthew Kane authored a case comment in the Massachusetts Law Review. The article is entitled Civil Law: SJC Contextualizes Anti-Raiding Provisions Automile Holdings LLC v. McGovern, 483 Mass. 797 (2020). In this article, Matt outlines useful guidance with respect to two areas of uncertainty under Massachusetts Law: 1.) whether and under what circumstances restrictive covenants that prohibit the solicitation of a company’s employees night be permissible and 2.) whether and when a trial judge may extend a restrictive covenant beyond its plain terms as a remedy for breach in the content of the sale of a business. Throughout his comments, Matt outlines the Automile case’s valuable lessons for litigators and transactional attorneys alike.
Partner Payal Salsburg is a panelist on a program presented to young lawyers covering the practice nuances in the state and federal courts. The program is entitled: “Finding Opportunities for Young Lawyers in State and Federal Court.” The panelists will talk about how young lawyers may find opportunities to participate in hearings and trials and what goes into developing a niche practice area. The program is a joint offering from the Young Lawyers Divisions of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and MassDLA. This program takes place virtually on April 27th. Join Payal and her co-presenters.
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.
Payal Salsburg is a 2021-2022 elected member of the Women’s Bar Association‘s Board of Directors. Payal joins this impressive team of women lawyers in an At-Large Director position. This leadership team drives the WBA’s mission to bring together the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ‘ women lawyers so that they may build important personal and professional relationships. The WBA’s membership represents women across a full range of practice areas from law firms, as solo practitioners and also in-house counsel positions across the state. The WBA proudly provides excellent leadership opportunities, a networking forum for business development, continuing education at all levels and more.
Brendan Cox, Of Counsel with Laredo & Smith, was elected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for the South Boston Neighborhood House. Established over 115 years ago, the organization is the oldest continuously-operated community based non-profit in South Boston. The Mission of the South Boston Neighborhood House (The Ollie) is “to support family and neighborhood life in South Boston,” meeting the needs of the local community through programs for all ages from infants through to senior citizens. Together, the members of this organization help families experiencing social and economic stress, serving as an important safety net for the community’s most vulnerable residents. South Boston Neighborhood House is seen as a safe haven for residents of all ages where social interaction and learning opportunities are abundant. They also promote, encourage and develop health and wellness as well as independent living. Brendan proudly lends a helping hand to guide and direct the organization so that it may support as many members as possible through a wide range of support activities. Previous to his election to the Board of Directors, Brendan served as a member of the group’s Board of Advisors.
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