Payal Salsburg presents on a Boston Bar Association panel entitled, “How to Excel as a Second Chair.” The panel takes place at 16 Beacon Street in Boston on June 5th at 5:30pm and is sponsored by the New Lawyers Section of the BBA. Panelists include top litigators who will share their experiences with second chairing – both as second chairs and as lead counsel working with second chairs – and will provide valuable insight into the role, including how to effectively prepare for and contribute at trial.
Jessica Conklin and Payal Salsburg volunteered their time to co-teach fourth graders about the law through the Boston Bar Association’s 2017 Law Day in the Schools Program. The students from Samuel Adams Elementary School will attend a lesson entitled, “Liberty Under Law: Empowering Youth, Assuring Democracy.”
Photo supplied by the Boston Bar Association.
Jessica Conklin will present on an alumni panel for Boston University Academy on May 4, 2018. As part of the school’s 25th anniversary celebration, she joins other professionals as they discuss their career paths.
Payal Salsburg presents on a Boston Bar Association program on May 4, 2018 entitled, “Nuts and Bolts of Litigation Involving Closely-Held Corporations.” During this ‘Friday Fundamentals’ educational series event, the speakers will discuss typical issues that arise in shareholder disputes in closely-held corporations, including pursuing claims of breach of fiduciary duties, defending such claims, and measuring and mitigating damages given the realities of the small business model.
Jessica Conklin moderated a panel for the Boston Bar Association on April 18, 2018 entitled, “Drafting and Negotiating Contracts.” In this program, the esteemed panelists spoke on the “must-haves” in every contract, best practices in negotiations, key issues for drafting and the typical pitfalls and traps. The panel also covered some of the softer skills that go into skillfully negotiating a contract for a client, including managing different personality types and deescalating intense negotiations. The program was sponsored by the Senior Associate Forum and the Business Transactions Section.
Marc Laredo presents as a panelist on the Boston Bar Association’s CLE program entitled, “Small Businesses, Big Headaches: Ethical and Practical Challenges in Representing Closely-Held Businesses.” Marc joins fellow distinguished litigators and transactional lawyers to address the special ethical and practical challenges facing attorneys who practices involve closely-held businesses. Topics include:
- Impact of recent case law, including the WilmerHale, Cesari McKenna and Abrano decisions;
- Identifying the clients and fiduciary duties owed to them;
- Engagement letters: forming and terminating the attorney-client relationship;
- Hot Potato withdrawals of representation;
- Navigating conflicts among principals, including litigation and alternative dispute resolution; and
- Representation of stakeholders in unrelated matters – potential future conflicts.
Laredo & Smith lawyers Jessica Conklin and Payal Salsburg continue to be active in the Boston Bar Association’s educational programming. They most recently presented as panelists for the BBA’s program entitled, “Practicing with Professionalism,” which took place on February 9th. Jessica & Payal discussed important attributes of reputable attorneys and also covered how to handle the pressures of practice that challenge even the most reputable attorneys. This program also offered super networking for new admittees, with the chance to meet established members of the bar. This program took place at the BBA’s offices located at 16 Beacon Street in Boston.
Payal Salsburg presents as a panelist on the Boston Bar Association‘s “Speed Networking with Labor & Employment Attorneys.” This panel, which takes place on February 1, 2018 from 530-730pm will discuss the career paths and legal opportunities in Boston’s Labor & Employment landscape.
The firm is pleased to announce that Payal Salsburg, who joined the firm in May 2016, is now Senior Counsel to the firm. Payal continues to handle business litigation matters, e-discovery, corporate advice and counsel as well as ethics investigations. She works with corporations, small businesses, and individuals in connection with a wide array of matters including contract and other business disputes, False Claims Act litigation, government and internal investigations, ethics inquiries, and intellectual property litigation. Payal also advises and counsels closely-held businesses on corporate and employment matters.
The firm is pleased to announce that Greg Englund joined the firm as Of Counsel on January 1, 2018. With over 40 years of experience working with individuals, families, and business owners, Greg brings a robust estates & trust practice to the firm. In his practice, Greg helps clients make important decisions while planning for their future needs. Clients turn to him when creating Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies with Living Wills, and other legal arrangements. Additionally, Greg guides clients through the process of selecting wealth transfer tax planning strategies, as well as employing techniques that help build and protect crucial assets.
Laredo & Smith offers clients big-firm expertise with the client-centered, cost-effective strategy that only a small firm can offer.
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