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 is pleased to announce that five of the firm’s attorneys were named Super Lawyers in 2017! Marc Laredo, Mark Smith, Matt Kane, Eric Sigman and Payal Salsburg have all been named to the 2017 Super Lawyers list. They were named in the following categories:
- Marc Laredo is recognized for Business Litigation
- Mark Smith is recognized for Criminal Defense: White Collar Crime
- Matt Kane is a Rising Star in Banking
- Eric Sigman is a Rising Star in Franchise/Dealership
- Payal Salsburg is a Rising Star in Business Litigation
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.
Jessica Conklin and Payal Salsburg presented as panelists for a recent Boston Bar Association program entitled, “Practicing with Professionalism”. They discussed important attributes of reputable attorneys as well as how to respond to the pressures of practice that challenge even the most reputable attorneys. This program took place at the BBA’s offices located at 16 Beacon Street in Boston.
Laredo & Smith attorneys, Matthew Kane and Jessica Conklin, present as panelists for the upcoming Boston Bar Association program entitled, “Taking and Defending Depositions 202.” The event takes place on November 8, 2017 from 12:30-1:30pm at 16 Beacon Street in Boston.
The panel will discuss practical skills for attorneys. The panel will cover the following topics for taking depositions:
- Purpose driven depositions
- Using exhibits: when, why, and how
- Critical listening
- Staying on track with your strategy
- Suspending v closing a deposition
- Effective use of court reporter
The panel will also discuss defending depositions, covering the following topics:
- Properly using objections/ raising privilege issues
- Controlling the deponent
- Use of caucus/ breaks
- Handling difficult opposition counsel
We are pleased to see our colleague Mark Smith named President of the Boston Bar Association. What is also incredible, is that his college friend is simultaneously being named Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers. The Boston Globe covered this great story on September 12, 2017. Read the great story: Boston Globe Article: Mark Smith Named BBA President
Matthew Kane was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 24th edition of theThe Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Commercial Litigation.
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. 83,000 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. For the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 58,000 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.”
On August 10th, Payal Salsburg will present as a panelist for the annual Boston Bar Association’s “Practicing with Professionalism” seminar. She will discuss the common attributes of reputable attorneys. She will also cover how to respond to the pressures of practice that challenge even the most reputable attorneys. This program takes place at the BBA’s offices located at 16 Beacon Street in Boston from 8:30am-5:30pm.
Jessica Conklin and Payal Salsburg co-taught second graders about the law through the Boston Bar Association’s 2017 Law Day in the Schools Program. The students, from Lee Academy in Dorchester, were very attentive and asked fantastic questions about how the legal process works.
Jessica Conklin spoke on an alumni panel at Boston University Academy. She discussed how BU Academy helped her succeed in her career path in law, including lessons learned from her time at the academy.
Payal Salsburg presented at a recent Boston Bar Association program entitled, “Practicing with Professionalism.” Payal co-taught the ethics portion of this all-day program, which covers a range of topics related to professionalism as a lawyer. Her co-presenter was Martin Newhouse, President and Acting General Counsel of the New England Legal Foundation.
The Supreme Judicial Court requires all new lawyers admitted to the Massachusetts bar to take a one-day, in-person course on professionalism. In the ethics section of this day-long class, Payal and Martin used hypothetical scenarios to engage the audience and highlight some of the more common ethical pitfalls when it comes to practicing law in the Commonwealth.
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