Payal Salsburg Awarded Outstanding Faculty Recognition

Payal Salsburg is recognized with an Outstanding Faculty Award by the National Business Institute.  NBI provides continuing legal education that empowers lawyers and staff with practical legal knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. Payal is selected for her quantity and quality of speaking engagements, including course evaluations from participants.


Payal Salsburg Moderates Panel for Well-Being Week in Law

Payal Salsburg is moderating a program entitled, “Realizing Your True Potential: An Evening with The Performance Whisperer, George Mumford, and Local Attorneys” on May 9, 2024. Following the keynote address, Payal will moderate a panel discussion among lawyers and lawyer-athletes, including Stacey Best, Amanda Rowan, Kelly Cooke, Tasha Marshall, Wendy Tamis Robbins, and Geoffrey Spofford.

The Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being joins the Institute for Well-Being in Law to celebrate Well-Being Week in Law, May 6-10, as part of Mental Health Awareness Month in May.

This program features George Mumford, a.k.a. The Performance Whisperer, a globally recognized speaker, teacher, person in long-term recovery, and pioneer in sports psychology and performance. George shares strategies that utilize mindfulness, self-regulation, and self-awareness for those who work in high stress environments, including the practice of law. George will help participants to understand how unlocking these strategies can impact performance and happiness in the profession.

Payal Salsburg Presents at BBA’s Women Of Color Attorneys Leadership Forum Roundtable Discussion

Payal Salsburg facilitates discussion at the BBA’s Women of Color Attorneys Leadership Forum at a program entitled, “Setting Boundaries as Legal Professionals at Work and at Home: Preserving our Mental Health while Advancing our Goals.

The Forum holds monthly informal roundtable discussions about issues impacting the careers and professional development for women attorneys of color.

As legal professionals, women often struggle to balance the desire to be reliable colleagues, leaders in the field, and valuable team players with the responsibilities of taking care of themselves and their loved ones. In this roundtable, hear from legal professionals who employ boundaries to achieve a healthier work-life balance while advancing their professional and personal goals. Come explore ideas for success in a group discussion setting.

Payal Salsburg quoted in Bloomberg Law Article on Massachusetts Simplified Anti-SLAPP Protocol for Retaliatory Suits

Bloomberg Law turned to our partner Payal Salsburg as a resource regarding the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s latest overhaul of the process for defeating a retaliatory lawsuit.

The justices revised a process for dismissing cases under the state’s anti-SLAPP law, a law meant to create a quick pathway for courts to throw out meritless lawsuits.

Payal comments on the new framework as “a welcome return to the legislature’s original intent with the law.” She continues, “it was only supposed to be for those very rare, narrow cases where there was no doubt whatsoever that the lawsuit has been brought because you exercised your petitioning activity and solely because of that.”

To read the entire article: Lawyers Hail New Massachusetts Retaliatory Suit Protocol

Payal Salsburg Appointed to SJC Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being

Payal Salsburg was appointed by the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court to serve a three year term on the Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being. Established in January 2020, the committee plans and oversees efforts to enhance the well-being of lawyers, judges, and law students in the Commonwealth. They also implement recommendations made in the original SJC Steering Committee on Lawyer Well-Being report, which was submitted to the SJC in July 2019. The firm proudly supports Payal and the entire committee in their work to support wellness across our collective profession.

Laredo & Smith Attorneys Recognized as 2023 “Top Lawyers” by Boston Magazine

Laredo & Smith announces that three of the firm’s attorneys are recognized as 2023 “Top Lawyers” by Boston Magazine. The publication honors 979 of the region’s Top Lawyers in their December 2023 issue. Included from the firm are:

This is the third year that Boston Magazine recognizes the region’s most respected attorneys. To compile the list of top lawyers, Boston Magazine invited attorneys in the area to nominate up to three of their peers in a select number of specialties. The top vote-getters in each specialty were then reviewed by an advisory board of select lawyers, chosen for their credentials and the high number of votes they received.

Payal Salsburg Featured in The Magazine of Saint Elizabeth University

Saint Elizabeth University ran a featured article about alumna and Laredo & Smith Partner, Payal Salsburg in a recent edition of the school’s magazine.

In the article, Payal talks about her journey from when she arrived in the United States from India to her work as a lawyer. She shares important insights about helping people who may not be able to obtain legal representation on their own. Sharing her thoughts about how her support as a pro bono lawyer can impact others and how her undergraduate experience helped shape who she is today, Payal tells us “being a student of Saint Elizabeth was a critical part of my development. To be in an environment that supported and nourished my need to serve others and to help me find ways to do that was really instrumental and made me realize those were my values too.”

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 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.