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.

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.

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 Boston.com 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

Jessica Conklin Elected to Board of Directors for the Center for Artistry and Scholarship

Attorney Jessica Conklin was recently elected to the board of directors for the Center for Artistry and Scholarship (CAS), an organization whose mission it is to develop and support innovative leaders in education so that they may build more equitable, collaborative and creative communities.

In her role, Jessica will work with other members of the board to support CAS as they further their mission to provide leadership coaching, transition planning, board development, fundraising and stewardship and community partnership cultivation. As a true advocate of the organization’s work, she proudly contributes to CAS ability to engage with nationally-recognized partners, proving the efficacy of an arts-infused curriculum.

Jessica is particularly proud to be a champion of the Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership (PSi). This initiative is driven to develop a network of adaptive leaders who champion racial justice and equity, and integrate artistic and design thinking, and educational and community-based resources to transform the lives of youth and families.

Jessica invites you to learn more about CAS and its incredible vision for education.

Payal Salsburg Presents to the Health Care Compliance Association

Partner, Payal Salsburg, will present to members of the Health Care Compliance Association. Her program is entitled:  “Q1-Q2 2020 Enforcement Trends and What They Mean For Your Company”. During the July 15th discussion, with her co-presenter, Payal will cover:

  • Assessing compliance risk in light of recent enforcement trends and whether the trends apply to your organization
  • Health care and pharma enforcement risk areas, including financial relationships with medical providers, medical necessity of services, home healthcare and rehab facility fraud, and genetic/drug testing schemes
  • Electronic data risk areas and EHR
  • COVID-19 concerns with telemedicine, false marketing of treatments, and accessing government monetary aid

To register or get information about a recording of the presentation, please visit the HCCA website.

Mark Smith Elected Chair of Massachusetts Court Management Advisory Board

Mark Smith was elected Chair of the Court Management Advisory Board. The Massachusetts Legislature formed the Court Management Advisory Board (CMAB) to assist the justices of the supreme judicial court, the chief justice of the trial court, and the court administrator on all matters of judicial reform.  The CMAB has ten members who are appointed according to categories of experience, including business administration, civil law, criminal law, and information technology, in addition to the attorney general or designee, and the executive director or the Massachusetts office of victim assistance.

Payal Salsburg Presents Force Majeure Webinar To In-House Counsel

Payal Salsburg is presenting a webinar through the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM) to a group of In-House Counsel entitled, “Force Majeure: What it Means for Your Company During the COVID-19 Crisis.” The webinar takes place on Tuesday, May 26th from 4-5pm via Zoom.

During the webinar, Payal will explain how force majeure may give companies some relief for non-performance without penalty when unforeseeable circumstances arise, as well as discuss a few examples of force majeure clauses typically seen in commercial contracts. Payal will also answer questions as to the interpretation and implementation of force majeure clauses.

Payal Salsburg Presents in Webinar On Increasing Visibility for Newer Lawyers

Partner, Payal Salsburg, presents at a Boston Bar Association panel-style webinar on May 21st from 12-1pm to discuss ways that newer lawyers may increase their visibility in the legal community. Joining Payal in the discussion is a diverse panel of speakers including the Chair of the Board of Editors of the Boston Bar Journal, the Editor-in-Chief of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, and a Director of Attorney Coaching at a large law firm.  The program is sponsored by the New Lawyers Section.

Payal Salsburg Featured in Law360 Article: “How Attorneys Are Fighting COVID-19 On The Front Lines”

Law360 featured partner, Payal Salsburg, in an article showcasing how lawyers are volunteering their time to helping others during the COVID-19 pandemic. When not practicing law, Payal is at Mass General Hospital administering to those in need during their most desperate times.  We invite you to read the full article, entitled: How Attorneys Are Fighting COVID-19 On The Front Lines – Law360.

 

Payal Salsburg at Mass General

Boston.Com Features Payal Salsburg’s Volunteerism at Mass General

When not offering legal advice to her clients, Payal Salsburg can be found helping others in need. And in a COVID-19 world, her volunteering hasn’t missed a step. Recently, Boston.com interviewed Payal to learn more about what it’s like to be volunteering at Mass General during the pandemic. She is truly an inspiration. Read the full article.