Marc Laredo & Payal Salsburg Named 2023 Top Lawyers for Super Lawyers

Marc Laredo and Payal Salsburg are on the top of the Super Lawyers Lists!  Marc and Payal were both named to the 2023 Top 100 list and Payal is also named to the 2023 Top 50 Women list.

Marc is recognized for his work in Business Litigation and Closely-Held Businesses.  Payal is recognized on both lists for her work in Business Litigation and White Collar Crime.

Laredo & Smith Attorneys Named to 2023 Super Lawyers List

Laredo & Smith is pleased to announce that many of the firm’s attorneys are named to Super Lawyers for 2023, including:

  • Marc Laredo is recognized in the areas of Business Litigation and Closely Held Businesses
  • Mark Smith is recognized for White Collar Crime
  • Matt Kane is recognized for Business Litigation, Banking, and Appellate
  • Payal Salsburg is recognized for Business Litigation and White Collar Crime
  • William Cosmas is recognized for Business Litigation and General Litigation
  • Jessica Conklin is recognized as a Rising Star in White Collar Crime, Schools & Education, and Business Litigation
  • Darshana Indira is recognized as a Rising Star in Employment & Labor

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 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.

Laredo & Smith Expands Litigation Group: Adds William Cosmas as Partner

Laredo & Smith announces that William G. Cosmas, Jr. joins the firm as a Partner this fall.

Representing sophisticated corporate and individual clients, Will resolves complex business disputes across many industries including finance, banking, technology, and life sciences. He handles business litigation and arbitration, both domestic and international; government investigations and white-collar criminal defense; and real estate matters. Will also serves as local counsel for out-of-state law firms seeking assistance in Massachusetts state or federal courts.

“Will Cosmas is a tremendous advocate and pragmatic litigator. We are very excited to welcome his practice to our firm and look forward to working with him,” says Managing Partner, Marc Laredo.

Prior to joining Laredo & Smith, Will ran his own private practice, Cosmas Law LLC, representing individuals and corporations in sophisticated business disputes and real estate litigation. Will remarks, “I am thrilled to be joining Laredo & Smith. The firm provides my clients a fantastic platform for providing top-level legal representation while retaining very personalized service.”

About the Firm
Based in Boston, Laredo & Smith helps clients grow their businesses and resolve legal matters. The firm’s attorneys successfully combine a strategic approach to running a business with thoughtful, thorough, and protective legal representation. The firm represents clients in matters related to business law and litigation, criminal and governmental investigations, employment law, and school disciplinary and Title IX.

Laredo & Smith Lawyers Named to Boston Magazine’s Top Lawyers List

Boston Magazine named 5 Laredo & Smith lawyers to the 2023 Top Lawyers List. The firm’s honored lawyers include:

To compile the list, Boston Magazine invites Boston-area lawyers to nominate up to three of their peers in a select number of specialties. The top vote-getters in each specialty are reviewed by an advisory board of select lawyers and ultimately chosen for their credentials and the high number of votes they received.

Darshana Indira Speaks At Northeastern University Law School Orientation

Darshana Indira is a featured guest speaker at Northeastern University’s law school orientation. She is participating in a program entitled “A Positive Future for Attorney Well-Being” which covers the importance of mental health and well being through law school and the legal profession.

This important program is geared at destigmatizing help-seeking behavior and educating students on the central concepts underlying well-being. Darshana shares personal stories and support for navigating stress and adversity resulting from bias, discrimination, or racism.

Laredo & Smith Partners Named to 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Laredo & Smith’s partners Marc Laredo, Mark Smith, and Payal Salsburg are again selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

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.

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. Over 109,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and they received millions of 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.

Payal Salsburg Speaks At Boston University Law School Orientation

Payal Salsburg is a guest speaker at Boston University’s law school orientation in August 2023.  The program covers the importance of mental health, well being, and being centered through law school and the legal profession. Delivering her personal account to first year law students at BU, she will talk about taking care of personal mental health and wellbeing while attending law school and during their careers.

Payal Salsburg Is Featured Speaker at Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Annual Dinner

Our Partner Payal Salsburg is a featured speaker at the upcoming Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers’   James A. Brink Annual Dinner. Payal will share personal reflections in recovering from depression and anxiety after taking time away from practicing law. Her inspirational story is aimed at helping anyone struggling from stigma and encouraging attorneys of color to embrace self-care.

A non-profit organization, LCL is the sole lawyer assistance program in Massachusetts exclusively dedicated to helping with the many personal and professional challenges of life in the legal profession. The 2023 dinner takes place at the Harvard Club of Boston on Thursday, September 21st from 6-9pm.

Please consider reaching out for more information, making a donation, or attending this wonderful event.

Darshana Indira Interviewed for BBA Spotlight Series

The Boston Bar Association interviews Darshana Indira as part of the spotlight series featuring emerging leaders in Boston’s legal industry. This fun Q&A covers Darshana’s advice for new lawyers, the highlights of her job, the challenges within the legal profession, and more!

Don’t miss this compelling read: BBA Spotlight Series: Get to Know Boston’s Emerging Leaders – Boston Bar Association

Jessica Conklin Publishes Boston Bar Journal Article on Practice Tips for Title IX

Jessica Conklin co-authored an article for the Boston Bar Journal entitled, “Practice Tips for Representing Students in Title IX Proceedings.”  Title IX is a federal statute prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment and it applies to virtually every educational institution that receives federal financial assistance. This article covers the unique challenges of these proceedings as well as processes associated with starting proceedings and managing cases as well as hearings and appeals. Jessica has broad experience working with students and their families in connection with disciplinary proceedings and Title IX investigations.