Laredo & Smith Named to U.S. News’ Best Lawyers Best Law Firms List

Laredo & Smith, LLP is pleased to be named a regional Tier 1 firm in Massachusetts for Commercial Litigation and Tier 2 Employment Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2022. Firms included in the 2022 Edition of “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from […]

Laredo & Smith Attorneys Named to Annual Super Lawyers Listing in Massachusetts

Laredo & Smith is pleased to announce that many of the firm’s attorneys are named to Super Lawyers for 2021. Marc Laredo, Mark Smith, Matt Kane, Payal Salsburg, Jessica Conklin and Brendan Cox are all named to the 2021 Super Lawyers list in the following categories: Marc Laredo is recognized for Business Litigation and Closely-Held Business Mark […]

Payal Salsburg Named Co-Chair of BBA Litigation Section

Partner Payal Salsburg is serving as the Boston Bar Association’s 2021-2022 Business & Commercial Litigation Section Co-Chair. This committee provides members of the BBA a place to discuss the area of practice and learn more about their shared interest in business and commercial litigation. Payal and her co-chair will provide leadership and educational programming to this […]

Marc Laredo Authors Case Comment in Massachusetts Law Review

Marc Laredo authored a case comment for the Massachusetts Law Review’s August 2021 issue. The comment is entitled, “The Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine in the Context of an Internal Investigation: Attorney General v Facebook, Inc., 487 Mass.109 (2021).” In this comment, Marc covers when the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine […]

Laredo & Smith Lawyers Named to 2022 Edition Best Lawyers In America

Three Laredo & Smith’s partners Matt Kane, Marc Laredo and Mark Smith are selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Senior Counsel Jessica Conklin is named to the Best Lawyers: One to Watch© list. Matt Kane is selected for his work in Commercial Litigation again this year, an area […]

Can Employee Actions Trigger Unexpected Liabilities?

Employer-employee relationships can be complicated, and sometimes strained relationships become liabilities that trigger lawsuits. This was certainly the scenario spurring a recent case, Governo Law Firm LLC v. Kendra Ann Bergeron & others. A group of employee attorneys from Governo Law Firm (“Governo”) stole firm-owned databases while still employed by the firm. They used those […]

Payal Salsburg Moderates Business Litigation Session Year In Review Program

Payal Salsburg co-moderates an upcoming program for the Business Litigation Session of the Suffolk Superior Court, or BLS. The BLS provides a dedicated forum for business and commercial cases in Massachusetts and its’ justices will review major developments over the last year, including significant business litigation trends, case decisions, COVID impacts on court processes, and […]

Payal Salsburg Moderates Virtual Courtroom Series Program for Women’s Bar Association

Payal Salsburg is moderating a Women In the Courtroom Committee Virtual Courtroom Series program entitled, “Perspective of the Juror” on Wednesday, June 30th at 530pm via zoom. The panelists include women attorneys Lisa Wood of Foley Hoag and Victoria Mair of Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, PC.  They will examine remote proceedings in the courtroom from […]

Payal Salsburg Speaks on Technology Continuity for Post-Pandemic Legal Proceedings

Payal Salsburg joins an upcoming Boston Bar Association virtual panel discussion entitled: “Restrictions are Loosening. What Will Your Depositions, Arbitrations and Trials Look Like?” on Thursday, June 10th from 1-2pm. Payal joins Judge Maynard M. Kirpalani of the Norfolk County Superior Court, as well as O’Brien & Levine’s Deb Curran and Kenny Zais for this […]

Payal Salsburg Recognized for Advocacy

It is heartwarming to read Boston CASA’s recent coverage highlighting our partner Payal Salsburg and her tireless work as a volunteer. They most specifically call out her work and advocacy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Payal also gives her time as a Board Member of CASA, an independent nonprofit that recruits, trains and supports volunteer child […]

Matthew Kane Publishes Massachusetts Law Review Case Comment About Anti-Raiding Provisions

Partner Matthew Kane authored a case comment in the Massachusetts Law Review. The article is entitled Civil Law: SJC Contextualizes Anti-Raiding Provisions Automile Holdings LLC v. McGovern, 483 Mass. 797 (2020).  In this article, Matt outlines useful guidance with respect to two areas of uncertainty under Massachusetts Law: 1.) whether and under what circumstances restrictive covenants […]

Payal Salsburg Presents as a Panelist for a Joint Program for Young Lawyers

Partner Payal Salsburg is a panelist on a program presented to young lawyers covering the practice nuances in the state and federal courts. The program is entitled: “Finding Opportunities for Young Lawyers in State and Federal Court.” The panelists will talk about how young lawyers may find opportunities to participate in hearings and trials and what […]

Marc Laredo & Payal Salsburg Speak on Transfer of Ownership in Privately-Held Business

Marc Laredo and Payal Salsburg are speakers for an upcoming Boston Bar Association Virtual CLE program entitled, “Planning for the Transfer of Ownership and Operating Control of a Privately-Held Business from One Generation to the Next.”  The program will focus on planning for the transfer of ownership and operating control of a privately held business […]

Laredo & Smith Named to 2021 “Best Law Firms” List

Laredo & Smith, LLP is pleased to be named a regional Tier 2 firm in Massachusetts for Commercial Litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2021. Firms included in the 2021 Edition of “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a […]

Payal Salsburg Elected to Board of Directors of the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts

Payal Salsburg is a 2021-2022 elected member of the Women’s Bar Association‘s Board of Directors. Payal joins this impressive team of women lawyers in an At-Large Director position. This leadership team drives the WBA’s mission to bring together the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ‘ women lawyers so that they may build important personal and professional relationships. […]

Brendan Cox Elected to South Boston Neighborhood House Board of Directors

Brendan Cox, Of Counsel with Laredo & Smith, was elected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for the South Boston Neighborhood House. Established over 115 years ago, the organization is the oldest continuously-operated community based non-profit in South Boston. The Mission of the South Boston Neighborhood House (The Ollie) is “to support family […]

Payal Salsburg Helps MA Residents Obtain COVID-19 Vaccinations

When firm partner Payal Salsburg isn’t working on client matters, she is still helping Massachusetts residents. Payal is not a stranger to volunteer work and this time she is helping people struggling to obtain COVID-19 vaccinations. She began working with the newly formed group Massachusetts COVID Vaccination Help just a couple days ago, but has […]

Laredo & Smith Adds John Fitzpatrick as an Associate

Laredo & Smith LLP is pleased to add attorney John Fitzpatrick to the firm’s litigation practice as an Associate. He joins a strong group of litigators counseling and defending the firm’s clients in a range of business litigation matters. John Fitzpatrick is a civil litigator who contributes to the firm’s work resolving disputes related to […]

Marc Laredo Co-Chairs Program on Law Firm Reopening Plans and the Impact of COVID-19 on Future Work

Marc Laredo is the co-chair of a timely Boston Bar Association program entitled, “Law Firm Reopening Plans and the Impact of COVID-19 on the Future of Work.”  The conversation is being held in a roundtable style on February 24th at 4pm. Marc will help facilitate an important discussion on the immediate concerns and considerations firm […]

Can An Employee Be Fired For Rebutting A Negative Review? Maybe.

A new decision from the Massachusetts Appeals Court has called into question the breadth and scope of an employee’s right to rebut negative information put into her personnel file by an employer. Under G.L. c. 149, §52C, if an employee disagrees with the employer regarding negative information being added to her employee file, the employee […]

Payal Salsburg Presents BBA Friday Fundamentals Webinar

Payal Salsburg presents a Boston Bar Association webinar on Friday, February 19th entitled, “Do’s and Don’ts of Depositions.” Payal and her co-presenter, Scott McConchie, will discuss taking and defending depositions, sharing valuable insight into preparing for depositions, effectively questioning deponents and objecting while defending a deposition. Panelists will provide time for Q&A. The program is […]

Jessica Conklin and Payal Salsburg present On-Demand White Collar Criminal Defense Program

Jessica Conklin, Senior Counsel at Laredo & Smith, moderates a conversation entitled, “Related Aspects of Prepping Trials in the Remote World” for the 2021 White Collar Crime Conference to be held virtually on February 4th 2021 by the Boston Bar Association. Partner Payal Salsburg will present as a speaker alongside Kathleen Shields, Senior Trial Counsel for […]

Jessica Conklin Appointed to White Collar Crime Conference Steering Committee

Jessica Conklin was appointed to the Boston Bar Association’s Steering Committee for its annual White Collar Crime Conference. This conference is known for it’s top level speakers who are knowledgable practitioners and collaborators in this unique area of law. Annually, it draws members of the white-collar defense bar, government prosecutors, in-house counsel, judges and corporate […]

Payal Salsburg Presents BBA Webinar on Ethics

Payal Salsburg co-presents a webinar for the Boston Bar Association entitled, “Ethical Dilemmas and Considerations in Representing Impaired Clients.“ This program takes place on January 13, 2021 and is the first in a 3-part series focusing on an attorney’s legal and ethical duties when facing the prospect of representing a mentally impaired client. According to […]

Payal Salsburg Moderates Women’s Bar Association Panel

Payal Salsburg moderated a Women’s Bar Association panel entitled, “Best Practices for Conducting A Zoom Trial.”  She was joined by four distinguished panelists:  Hon. Elaine M. Buckley and Hon. Valerie A. Yarashus, both of the Massachusetts Superior Court as well as Kristyn Kelley of Peabody & Arnold and Holly Hinte of Lee & Rivers.  Together, […]