Protecting Your Business’ Reputation on the Internet

As businesses and executives accelerate their transition to a primarily online environment, a greater need has arisen to monitor one’s online reputation. A recent opinion by the Massachusetts Appeals Court warns that one must act quickly when that reputation is wrongfully maligned. October 2020 Newsletter

Payal Salsburg honored as Essential Worker by Saint Elizabeth University

Payal Salsburg is honored as an Essential Worker by her alma mater Saint Elizabeth University for providing exemplary service through her professional life and volunteer efforts during the COVID-19 crisis. As the world continues to face the COVID-19 crisis, Saint Elizabeth University is recognizing all of the alumni, faculty, staff and students demonstrating the university’s core […]

Payal Salsburg Speaks at United Way Board Connection Event

Payal Salsburg presents as a panelist for this year’s annual United Way’s Board Connection event. Held virtually in early October, all of the programming is focused on bringing together professionals who seek meaningful community leadership opportunities with local nonprofits. Payal is a panelist for, “Nonprofit Board Membership 101”  which takes place on Thursday, October 8th from […]

Jessica Conklin Named Senior Counsel to Firm

The firm proudly recognizes attorney Jessica Conklin‘s excellent legal work and client service through her recent elevation to Senior Counsel.  Jessica joined the firm in 2011 as an Associate and continues to develop her practice in white collar criminal defense, government investigations, and school disciplinary hearings. Jessica has a specific expertise in working with students […]

Payal Salsburg and Matt Kane Present for BBA Webinar on Zoom Litigation

Payal Salsburg moderates and Matt Kane presents as a panelist for a first-of-its-kind webinar on Zoom litigation. Five months into the COVID-19 pandemic, litigation-by-Zoom has become a reality. This panel includes a Superior Court judge and lawyers who have litigated-by-Zoom at hearings, appellate arguments, and trials. The panel will hold a frank discussion about what’s working and […]

Payal Salsburg to Present on Career Panel for BC Law

Payal Salsburg presents as a panelist for a Boston College Law program entitled, “Semester Kick-Off: Diverse Career Pathways.”  The panel features leading female attorneys who will share information about their work in solo practice, public interest, in-house, and law firms of all sizes. The program, co-sponsored by the Women’s Law Center and LAHANAS, takes place on Thursday, September 17th […]

Payal Salsburg Presents as Panelist on Practicing with Professionalism Program

Payal Salsburg presented as a panelist for a recent program, “Access to Justice, Pro Bono, Public Service and LAR.”  The session was part of the Practicing with Professionalism program provided for new attorneys in Massachusetts. The program was jointly sponsored by the Boston Bar, Massachusetts Bar and the Lynn Bar Associations and the panel includes […]

Payal Salsburg Participates in SABAGB’s Inaugural Mentorship Committee Office Hours

Among her other leadership activities with the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston, firm partner Payal Salsburg offers mentoring to younger attorneys. As an active participant of the Mentorship Committee, Payal and her two SABAGB colleagues donate generously of their time to help law students and SABA mentees through both open office hours and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Understanding the New Regulations Governing Title IX for Colleges and Universities

On May 6, 2020, the United States Department of Education released new regulations governing the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational institutions. These regulations become effective on August 14, 2020. Although these regulations also govern the application of Title IX at elementary and secondary schools, this alert focuses on […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Small Business Alert: Congress Clears Major Hurdle and Senate Reaches Agreement on Principle Terms of S.3548, “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.” Phase 3.

At 1:00 a.m this morning, Senate leader McConnell announced an agreement in the Senate on the principle terms of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or “CARES” Act, S.3548, subject to minor and technical revisions. A vote in the Senate is expected soon. Much of the relief proposed in the bill would be […]

Small Business Alert: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Phase 2

On Wednesday, March 18th,  the Senate passed a slightly revised version of H.B. 6201 and the President signed the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” into law. The relevant revisions narrow the application of the Act’s leave provisions to exclude employees caring for any persons other than immediate family members due to COVID19 related illnesses or […]

Small Businesses Alert: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The COVID 19 pandemic is slowly stopping the U.S. in its tracks. As governments find ways to flatten the curve, the U.S. House did its part by passing H.B. 6201, entitled “Families First Coronavirus Response Act.” H.B. 6201 is not yet the law, but we anticipate versions of the bill’s most significant provisions will become […]

Conklin Presents BBA Program: Representing Students in Title IX Proceedings

Jessica Conklin presented on a panel covering the special considerations of representing complainants and respondents in sexual misconduct proceedings in high school, college and university settings. The group will cover: fact gathering preparing your client for an interview or hearing handling a parallel criminal and civil matter trauma informed advocacy preserving issues for subsequent civil […]

Salsburg Speaking at BBA “Do’s and Don’t for Depositions” Program

Payal Salsburg will co-present a Boston Bar Association program that teaches about effective depositions. Sponsored by the Business & Commercial Litigation Section and the New Lawyers Section, the panelists will discuss their experiences taking and defending depositions and will share valuable insight into excellent preparation, effectively questioning of deponents and objecting while defending a deposition. […]

Payal Salsburg Presenting CLE Video for the Federal Bar Association

The Federal Bar Association will present a live video broadcast featuring partner Payal Salsburg entitled, “Advanced Strategies & Tactics in Drafting Complaints & Answers.” Payal will lead this CLE program, providing practical tips in drafting pleadings in accordance with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and is designed for junior and mid-level litigators. Key topics to […]