Payal Salsburg Presents as Faculty for Strafford Webinar

Payal Salsburg is co-presenting a CLE webinar entitled, “Advanced Drafting of Complaints and Answers: How to Go Beyond Required Content and Reach Multiple Audiences.” This Strafford program takes place on Thursday, December 5th from 1-2:30pm EST.  The co-panelists will address the following topics:

  • What is sacrificed when pleadings only meet minimum standards?
  • Who are the multiple audiences for pleadings and what is each member looking for when reading the pleadings?
  • What choices can be made to go beyond minimums?
  • How can purported limits on the pleadings impact drafting choices?

Super Lawyers Recognizes Laredo & Smith Attorneys

Laredo & Smith is pleased to announce that many of the firm’s attorneys are named to Super Lawyers for 2019. Marc Laredo, Mark Smith, Matt Kane, Payal Salsburg, and Jessica Conklin are all named to the 2019 Super Lawyers list in the following categories:

Super Lawyers is a rating service for lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. To be included in the list, attorneys must attain a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Rising Stars are selected using the same criteria as Super Lawyers, but each attorney must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less. This recognition is awarded to no more than 5% of lawyers in the state.

Payal Salsburg Honored with Boston Cares Volunteer Service Award

Payal Salsburg is a tireless advocate and volunteer who has been selected as a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PSVA) from Boston Cares. Each year, outstanding volunteers are recognized for achieving over 100 hours of service over a 12-month time period.  The PVSA is issued by the Federal government through an approved Certifying Organization like Boston Cares.

As stated on their website, Boston Cares is the largest volunteer agency in New England, an Innovation Hub within the national HandsOn Network, and an award-winning leader in the volunteer engagement sector. Filling more than 25,000 volunteer spots annually in support of more than 180 Greater Boston schools and non-profit agencies, they offer a wide array of programs and opportunities that make it simple to volunteer. Their belief is that volunteerism transforms communities through service and civic engagement.

Payal will be recognized for her contributions to Boston Cares at the annual gala on November 6, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Boston. For more information, or to attend, please visit the Gala website.

Payal Salsburg Named to South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston Board of Directors

Payal Salsburg has been elected to serve on the 2020 Board of Directors for the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston (SABA GB). SABA GB is a local chapter of the South Asian Bar Association of North America (SABA NA), which is the umbrella organization for local SABA groups throughout the United States and Canada. Payal will support the organization’s mission to amplify the regional voice of South Asians in the legal profession. She will also help SABA GB to provide an ongoing forum for professional networking and development, legal scholarship and education, and advocacy and community involvement. Together, the Board of Directors promotes the advancement of attorneys and law students of South Asian heritage in the Greater Boston area and beyond.

Laredo & Smith Proudly Sponsors the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston

Laredo & Smith is proud to sponsor the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston’s Annual Gala and Awards Dinner. The event takes place on November 7th at the Mandarin Oriental in Boston. This year’s keynote speaker is Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

Attorney Matt Kane Recognized by 2020 Best Lawyers®

Matt Kane is selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Commercial Litigation. 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.

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 94,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received over 11 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world.

For the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 8.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 62,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Brendan Cox Named Of Counsel to Laredo & Smith

Laredo & Smith is pleased to announce the addition of Brendan S. Cox as of Counsel to the firm as of July 1, 2019. Brendan is a trial attorney who focuses his practice in business and employment law, as well as criminal defense.

Brendan litigates all aspects of the criminal process from probable cause hearings and arraignments through complex evidentiary motions and trial. He represents clients on a wide range of matters including minor misdemeanors through serious felonies. In his business practice, Brendan advises entrepreneurs and start-up companies across many industries. He advises on employment agreements, business law matters, contracts and intellectual property concerns. Often operating as virtual in-house counsel, Brendan guides clients through important strategic business matters. He takes start-up companies through the entity selection process, drafts founder agreements, develops operational policies and devises business game plans.

Matt Kane Named to Best Lawyers Again in 2019

Matt Kane was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Commercial Litigation. Matthew has been named annually since 2017.

Matthew 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.

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. 87,000 industry leading attorneys are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received almost 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor and Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Laredo & Smith Proudly Sponsors Boston Bar Association’s Law Day

Laredo & Smith is proud to sponsor the Boston Bar Association’s Law Day event. This is an exciting and one-of-a kind celebration of the Boston legal community.  The 2019 Law Day event is an historic event that recognizes and celebrates the importance of the rule of law in the United States.

This year’s Law Day takes place at Boston Symphony Hall. Following a welcoming reception, guests will enjoy a keynote address from Marty Baron, Executive Editor of the Washington Post.

Payal Salsburg Moderates BBA Panel

Payal Salsburg moderated a Boston Bar Association panel, “Representing Closely Held Businesses Post-Baker v. WilmerHale: A Delicate Dance” on January 7, 2019. The description provided by the Boston Bar Association reads:

In Baker v. WilmerHale, the Massachusetts Appeals Court permitted minority members of an LLC to sue outside counsel for breaching its fiduciary duty by orchestrating a “freeze out” in favor of the majority members. This brown bag program will focus on the delicate balance that outside counsel must maintain when confronted with power struggles between owners of a closely-held corporation:

  • Who is your client?
  • Do you owe fiduciary duties to third parties?
  • When the majority owners give you instructions, should you – or must you – disclose them to the minority?
  • Do you advise everyone to get separate counsel? Is it reasonable?

In this discussion, panels covered a range of pressing issues that have arisen in the wake of the Baker decision. The event was sponsored by the Business and Commercial Litigation sections, as well as the Ethics Committee.