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. […]

Darshana Indira Moderates BBA Panel on Balancing Personal Health with a Law Practice

Darshana Indira is moderating a May 7, 2024 panel discussion at the Boston Bar Association entitled, “Balancing Acts: Personal Health and Parenthood in Practice.” In this program, four accomplished attorneys will share personal journeys and strategies for balancing demanding legal careers amidst significant life challenges. Panelists will discuss managing their professional responsibilities while overcoming personal […]

Darshana Indira Presents at University of Massachusetts Law Program

Darshana Indira was a panelist for an April 2024 University of Massachusetts Law program entitled, “Bias, Barriers, and Belonging: An Evening With Attorneys in Practice.” The panel discussion covered bias in practice, navigating barriers in the profession, creating space to diversify the profession, and why DEI is imperative for all law schools.

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. […]

Jessica Conklin Presents Title IX Program

Jessica Conklin presents as a panelist for a March MCLE New England program entitled “Emerging Issues in Title IX Compliance, Investigations and Litigation.”  Jessica and her fellow presenters share insights on the many facets of sexual misconduct cases on campus. The program will cover assisting colleges and universities in developing and executing campus policies and […]

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. […]

Darshana Indira Speaks About Lawyer Wellbeing at UMass Dartmouth Law School

Darshana Indira was a featured speaker at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Law School’s Field Placement Seminar on January 30, 2024. UMass Dartmouth law Professor Rontear Pendleton welcomed Darshana back to speak about lawyer wellbeing. She shared her thoughts, experiences, and advice with students as they explore practicing law in various settings. The goal of […]

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 […]

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: Marc Laredo:  Business Law Payal Salsburg: Commercial Litigation Jessica Conkin: Criminal Defense & White Collar This is […]

Darshana Indira Presented at Practicing with Professionalism Virtual Program for New Massachusetts Attorneys

Darshana Indira presented as a panelist for the recent “Practicing with Professionalism” program through the Boston Bar Association. This programming is provided for new attorneys in Massachusetts. Darshana and her panelists hail from different practice areas, practice settings and experiences. They shared important information about the attributes of reputable attorneys and also addressed how to […]

The Rights to Assembly and Free Speech Prevail Over Civility in Public Forums Barron v. Kolenda, 491 Mass. 408 (2023)

Which is more important – the rights to assembly and free speech or civility?  That question was the subject of Marc Laredo’s Case Comment in the November 2023 edition of the Massachusetts Law Review on the Supreme Judicial Court’s (SJC) recent decision in Barron v. Kolenda.  In his Case Comment, Marc reviews the SJC’s ruling that the rights […]

The Wedding is Off, and Who is at Fault? Let the Court Decide!

In the case of a broken engagement, who gets to keep the rings? This was the question the Massachusetts Appeals Court recently addressed in Johnson v. Settino, 103 Mass. App. Ct. 291 (2023). In Johnson, the plaintiff had given his fiancé a $70,000 engagement ring and purchased two wedding bands. After he broke off the […]

Laredo & Smith Named to 2024 Edition of Best Law Firms

Laredo & Smith is pleased to be named to the 2024 edition of “Best Law Firms” in the following categories: National Tier 3 firm for Commercial Litigation Metropolitan Tier 1 firm in Boston for Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, Commercial Litigation, and Criminal Defense-White Collar. Metropolitan Tier 2 firm in Boston for Employment […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Laredo & Smith Expands Litigation Group: Adds William Cosmas as Partner

Laredo & Smith announces that William G. Cosmas, Jr. joins the firm as a Partner this fall. Representing sophisticated corporate and individual clients, Will resolves complex business disputes across many industries including finance, banking, technology, and life sciences. He handles business litigation and arbitration, both domestic and international; government investigations and white-collar criminal defense; and […]

Darshana Indira Speaks at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Law School Seminar

Darshana Indira was a featured speaker at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Law School’s Field Placement Seminar on September 12th. UMass Dartmouth law Professor Rontear Pendleton invited Darshana to speak about Imposter Syndrome in the legal field. She shared her experiences and advice with students as they explore practicing law in various settings. The goal […]

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: Brendan Cox: Criminal Defense Jessica Conklin: Criminal Defense and White Collar Marc Laredo: Civil Law Litigation Mark Smith: Criminal Defense and White Collar Payal Salsburg: Civil Law Litigation To compile the list, Boston Magazine invites Boston-area […]

Darshana Indira Speaks At Northeastern University Law School Orientation

Darshana Indira is a featured guest speaker at Northeastern University’s law school orientation. She is participating in a program entitled “A Positive Future for Attorney Well-Being” which covers the importance of mental health and well being through law school and the legal profession. This important program is geared at destigmatizing help-seeking behavior and educating students […]

Laredo & Smith Partners Named to 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Laredo & Smith’s partners Marc Laredo, Mark Smith, and Payal Salsburg are again selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Marc Laredo is selected again this year for his work in both Commercial Litigation and Employment Law/Management. Marc represents clients in disputes among owners of closely held businesses […]

Payal Salsburg Speaks At Boston University Law School Orientation

Payal Salsburg is a guest speaker at Boston University’s law school orientation in August 2023.  The program covers the importance of mental health, well being, and being centered through law school and the legal profession. Delivering her personal account to first year law students at BU, she will talk about taking care of personal mental […]

Payal Salsburg Is Featured Speaker at Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Annual Dinner

Our Partner Payal Salsburg is a featured speaker at the upcoming Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers’   James A. Brink Annual Dinner. Payal will share personal reflections in recovering from depression and anxiety after taking time away from practicing law. Her inspirational story is aimed at helping anyone struggling from stigma and encouraging attorneys of color […]

Darshana Indira Interviewed for BBA Spotlight Series

The Boston Bar Association interviews Darshana Indira as part of the spotlight series featuring emerging leaders in Boston’s legal industry. This fun Q&A covers Darshana’s advice for new lawyers, the highlights of her job, the challenges within the legal profession, and more! Don’t miss this compelling read: BBA Spotlight Series: Get to Know Boston’s Emerging […]