Payal Salsburg honored as Essential Worker by Saint Elizabeth University

Payal Salsburg is honored as an Essential Worker by her alma mater Saint Elizabeth University for providing exemplary service through her professional life and volunteer efforts during the COVID-19 crisis.

As the world continues to face the COVID-19 crisis, Saint Elizabeth University is recognizing all of the alumni, faculty, staff and students demonstrating the university’s core values through their good works.

“Our entire firm is incredibly proud of Payal’s continual efforts to help those who need it most,” says partner Marc Laredo. Payal was recognized for her deep public service in 2019 through Boston Cares.


Payal Salsburg Speaks at United Way Board Connection Event

Payal Salsburg presents as a panelist for this year’s annual United Way’s Board Connection event. Held virtually in early October, all of the programming is focused on bringing together professionals who seek meaningful community leadership opportunities with local nonprofits.

Payal is a panelist for, “Nonprofit Board Membership 101”  which takes place on Thursday, October 8th from 9-1130am. In this introductory session, the panelists dive into the critical aspects of participating on nonprofit boards. The groups shares advice including their own best and most challenging board experiences. The panel provides attendees with an overview of what joining a nonprofit board really means, thoughts to consider, and what questions to ask. Recognized in 2019 for her tireless dedication to public service through Boston Cares, Payal’s lengthy service in many leadership roles perfectly positions her to be a superb resource to session attendees.


Jessica Conklin Named Senior Counsel to Firm

The firm proudly recognizes attorney Jessica Conklin‘s excellent legal work and client service through her recent elevation to Senior Counsel.  Jessica joined the firm in 2011 as an Associate and continues to develop her practice in white collar criminal defense, government investigations, and school disciplinary hearings. Jessica has a specific expertise in working with students and their families who attend several local secondary schools, colleges and universities in connection with disciplinary proceedings and title IX investigations. Partner Mark Smith says, “Jessica works seamlessly with students and their families to put them at ease while determining the best possible legal strategies to help them through stressful times.” To learn more about Jessica’s practice, leadership and experience, please read her bio.

Payal Salsburg and Matt Kane Present for BBA Webinar on Zoom Litigation

Payal Salsburg moderates and Matt Kane presents as a panelist for a first-of-its-kind webinar on Zoom litigation. Five months into the COVID-19 pandemic, litigation-by-Zoom has become a reality. This panel includes a Superior Court judge and lawyers who have litigated-by-Zoom at hearings, appellate arguments, and trials. The panel will hold a frank discussion about what’s working and what’s not and share their best practices. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, September 30th from 2-3pm through the Boston Bar Association and sponsored through the Business and Commercial Litigation section.

Payal Salsburg to Present on Career Panel for BC Law

Payal Salsburg presents as a panelist for a Boston College Law program entitled, “Semester Kick-Off: Diverse Career Pathways.”  The panel features leading female attorneys who will share information about their work in solo practice, public interest, in-house, and law firms of all sizes. The program, co-sponsored by the Women’s Law Center and LAHANAS, takes place on Thursday, September 17th at 6pm.

Read more about the panelists: BC Law Panelists

Payal Salsburg Presents as Panelist on Practicing with Professionalism Program

Payal Salsburg presented as a panelist for a recent program, “Access to Justice, Pro Bono, Public Service and LAR.”  The session was part of the Practicing with Professionalism program provided for new attorneys in Massachusetts. The program was jointly sponsored by the Boston Bar, Massachusetts Bar and the Lynn Bar Associations and the panel includes attorneys from both legal industry organizations and law firms of various sizes and focus.

Payal Salsburg Participates in SABAGB’s Inaugural Mentorship Committee Office Hours

Among her other leadership activities with the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston, firm partner Payal Salsburg offers mentoring to younger attorneys. As an active participant of the Mentorship Committee, Payal and her two SABAGB colleagues donate generously of their time to help law students and SABA mentees through both open office hours and educational programming. Each monthly session focuses on a different topic that serves to kick off discussion in free-flowing fashion. The inaugural office hours were on September 2nd from 6-7pm: Inaugural Mentorship Committee Office Hours Flyer

Laredo & Smith Lawyers Named to 2021 Best Lawyers In America

Three of Laredo & Smith’s partners are selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

Matt Kane is selected for his work in Commercial Litigation again this year. Matt has been named annually since 2017, a true testament to his work in this area. 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 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 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.

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Payal Salsburg Honored as a 2020 Top Women of Law

Partner Payal Salsburg is named a 2020 Top Women of Law honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. This recognition celebrates the achievements of exceptional women lawyers who are pioneers, educators, trailblazers and role models. Each year, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly honors attorneys from across the spectrum of the legal profession, including private practice attorneys who have become leaders in their practice areas, public-service lawyers who work in the trenches, attorneys who have dedicated their careers to non-profit work, and in-house counsel who have been instrumental in their companies’ success.

Payal is an outstanding lawyer who focuses her practice in the areas of business litigation, corporate advice and counsel, and white collar criminal defense. In addition to her thriving practice, Payal is a tireless advocate and volunteer in the Boston community for which she has been featured in and across social media. She is also the recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award. She regularly mentors law students, recent law graduates, and junior attorneys to forge their career paths.

Payal is a member of the Board of Directors for Boston CASA, a non-profit organization supporting and advocating for foster children and youth, and the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston. In addition, she actively contributes to the Boston Bar Association’s Business and Commercial Litigation Section Steering Committee, the Ethics Committee, and the Joint Planning Committee (BBA/BBF).

Payal Salsburg Moderates South Asian Bar Program on Job Hunting in a Pandemic

Laredo & Smith Partner, Payal Salsburg is moderating a July 29th virtual program entitled, “Job Hunting & e-Networking During a Pandemic.”  for the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston. The interactive program features three law firm professionals who will share effective ways to navigate uncertainties surrounding finding a job and making meaningful connections with people from a distance. Payal and her panelists will engage in an informative discussion about how new law graduates and junior/mid-level lawyers may make the most of their efforts to land a new job and expand their networks.

For more information or to register: SABAGB July Program