No Double Dipping: Putting the Brakes on Acceleration Clauses in Commercial Leases

A term in a contract, even if clearly stated, does not guarantee that a court will enforce it when a dispute arises between the parties. A recent decision by the Appeals Court on the issue of rent acceleration clauses may substantially affect commercial landlords and tenants. February 2023 Newsletter

Matt Kane and Payal Salsburg Reappointed by the Board of Bar Overseers as Hearing Officers

Matt Kane and Payal Salsburg have each been reappointed as hearing officers by the Board of Bar Overseers for a second three-year term. Established by the Supreme Judicial Court as an independent administrative body to investigate and evaluate complaints against attorneys, BBO hearing officers preside in panels of three over disciplinary proceedings brought against individual […]

Darshana Indira Selected for Public Interest Leadership Program through the Boston Bar Association

The Boston Bar Association of Massachusetts selected Laredo & Smith Attorney Darshana Indira to participate in the Boston Bar Association’s 2023 Public Interest Leadership Program (PILP). This highly respected program welcomes a select group of talented and highly-motivated lawyers to participate in a year-long program providing intensive leadership and professional development training. Participants learn from and connect […]

Payal Salsburg quoted in Mass Lawyers Weekly on Issues to Watch for in Business Litigation in 2023

Payal Salsburg is quoted in a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article, “Snap Judgements: Local Lawyers Offer Issues to Watch for in 2023” on December 30th: In the area of business litigation, courts across the commonwealth will continue to grapple with applying the anti-SLAPP statute to dismiss claims that may be based on petitioning activity. Given the number […]

Darshana Indira Selected for Women’s Leadership Initiative through the Women’s Bar Association

The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts selected Laredo & Smith Attorney Darshana Indira to participate in the 2023 Women’s Leadership Initiative, a program that provides mentoring and leadership development for women attorneys in Massachusetts who are identified as the rising stars of the profession. WBA President Kristy Lavigne said, “The WBA is proud that Darshana Indira […]

Laredo & Smith Lawyers Named to Annual Top Lawyers List Published in Boston Magazine

The firm is pleased to be well represented in the Boston magazine’s annual Top Lawyers list. Marc Laredo, Mark Smith, Payal Salsburg, Brendan Cox and Jessica Conklin are all named to the 2022 list. The firm’s attorneys were listed in the following categories: Criminal Defense/White Collar Crime: Mark Smith and Jessica Conklin Civil Litigation: Marc Laredo & […]

Laredo & Smith Named to 2023 Edition of Best Law Firms

Laredo & Smith, LLP is pleased to be named a Metropolitan Tier 1 firm in Boston for Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense/White Collar. The firm is also listed as a Metropolitan Tier 2 firm in Boston for Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law as well as Employment Law/Management. For this year’s rankings, Best Lawyers […]

Firm Attorneys Named to 2022 Super Lawyers Annual List

Laredo & Smith is pleased to announce that many of the firm’s attorneys are named to Super Lawyers for 2022. Marc Laredo is named to the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Massachusetts list this year. In addition, Mark Smith, Matt Kane, Payal Salsburg, Jessica Conklin and Darshana Indira are all named to the 2022 Super […]

SuperLawyers: Paying It Forward

SuperLawyers featured our partner, Payal Salsburg, in a feature story for the Fall 2022 issue. Entitled, “Paying It Forward, Why Payal Salsburg Averages Two Hours a Day of Volunteer Work”, we learn the amazing story behind Payal’s advocacy and volunteerism that benefits those who most need her help. Payal shares her inspiring story, summing it […]

If You Want Your Attorney’s Fees and Costs of Litigation, Make Sure Your Contract Clearly Calls for It

Earlier this year, the Massachusetts Superior Court held that the mere existence of an indemnification provision in a contract does not authorize the court to award attorney’s fees to the party that prevails in litigation. Instead, a clear and unambiguous “fee shifting provision” must be included in the contract before a court can require the […]

Jessica Conklin Speaks on Boston Bar Association Panel

Jessica Conklin presented as a panelist for a recent Boston Bar Association virtual program entitled, “Your Path to Success– Finding Your Career Path at the BBA Career Fair and Beyond.” Jessica and her panelists helped students to prepare for participating for the BBA’s inaugural Career Fair taking place on Thursday, October 20 from 4:00 PM – […]

Darshana Indira Joins Laredo & Smith

Laredo & Smith is pleased to announce the firm has added Darshana Indira as a Senior Associate to the firm. Darshana is an employment and business lawyer advising company owners, organizational leadership and c-suite executives in a broad range of employment and commercial litigation matters. In her employment practice, Darshana handles both transactional and litigation […]

Brendan Cox Chosen as Faculty for Harvard Law Workshop

Brendan Cox has been invited to serve as a faculty member of Harvard Law School’s 2022 Fall Trial Advocacy Workshop. This workshop is for law students and is taught by practicing attorneys and judges. The curriculum addresses all aspects of a trial practice for students and culminates with participation in two mock trials that provide […]

Laredo & Smith Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers List and Ones to Watch

Four Laredo & Smith’s partners Matt Kane, Marc Laredo, Mark Smith and Payal Salsburg are selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2023 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, […]

Mark Smith Moderates Suffolk DA Candidates Forum

Mark Smith moderates a Boston Bar Association Suffolk DA Candidates Forum on August 11th.  The forum presents an opportunity to hear Richard Arroyo (Boston District 5 City Councilor Candidate) and Kevin Hayden (Suffolk County District Attorney Candidate) on important matters to the bar. It is also a great chance to gain a deeper understanding of […]

The Business of Litigation Session Orders the Return of an Inadvertently Disclosed Draft Letter

Marc Laredo and Matthew Kane co-authored a Boston Bar Journal article published by the Boston Bar Association.  Entitled: “The Business Litigation Session Orders the Return of an Inadvertently Disclosed Draft Letter,” it discusses the recent ruling regarding what happens when an attorney inadvertently discloses a privileged document to the opposing side. Read the full article.  […]

Payal Salsburg Moderates Virtual Career Panel

Payal Salsburg moderated a panel of legal industry leaders in the “Meet the Pros: Virtual Career Panels” program. The panelists included dynamic speakers from private practice, the Suffolk Count District Attorney’s Office and Suffolk University who discussed their career paths and provided practical tips for audience members. The program was sponsored by the Boston Private […]

Payal Salsburg Named to Boston Bar Association’s 2023 Beacon Awards Committee

Payal Salsburg is appointed to the steering committee of the Boston Bar Association’s 2023 Beacon Awards for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. The Beacon Awards recognize individuals and organizations who are forging innovative paths toward a more diverse, equitable and inclusive profession and the greater legal community. The committee work to select honorees and also handle […]

Dot Your I’s and Cross Your T’s Before Terminating an Employee

Employers in Massachusetts should be aware of a recent case out of the Supreme Judicial Court that cautions employers to ensure that before terminating any employee, full payment is made for all unpaid wages on or before the date of termination. A failure to do so may subject the employer to multiple damages under the […]

Payal Salsburg Co-Authors Boston Bar Journal Article on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

Payal Salsburg published a recent Boston Bar Journal article entitled, “Reflections on Efforts at Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Profession.”  Payal teams up to co-author the article with Darshana Indira, a fellow Board member of the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston (SABA GB).  Payal and Darshana discuss the many ways that SABA […]

Mark Smith Presents BBA Webinar on Resolving Parallel Investigations

Mark Smith presents as a panelist in a Boston Bar Association program entitled “Resolving Parallel Investigations” on June 8th at 1230 pm. Mark and his co-presenters discuss parallel criminal and SEC investigations, with an emphasis on resolving cases in front of both the USAO and SEC.  The panel includes lawyers in private practice, as well […]

Payal Salsburg Facilitates a Women’s Day of Conversation

Payal Salsburg facilitated the Women’s Bar Association’s “Women’s Day of Conversation.” This annual event builds ally-ship among women with the goal of tearing down barriers. Using the “This Talk Isn’t Cheap” toolkit, Payal and her co-facilitator guided meaningful conversations from various racial and ethnic backgrounds about equity within the profession and workplace.

Payal Salsburg Honored as the Recipient of Annual Community Service Award From Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts

We proudly share that our Partner, Payal Salsburg, is the 2022 recipient of the annual Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts’ Community Service Award. This honor is presented at AALAM’s annual banquet taking place on June 6, 2022. This award recognizes an individual who tirelessly supports the community at large. A very deserving individual, Payal’s […]

Jessica Conklin Moderates White Collar Crime Conference Program

Jessica Conklin is moderating a panel for the Boston Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Conference on Thursday, May 5th at the Aloft Hotel in Boston. She is joined by leaders in the industry from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Criminal Bureau of the MA Office of the Attorney General, and White Collar Crime attorneys to discuss […]

Payal Salsburg Presents as Panelist on Building Legal Networks

Payal Salsburg shares her experience in a recent Boston Bar Association webinar entitled, “Building and Maintaining Your Legal Network While Working Remotely/Hybrid.” Payal and her co-presenters discussed building and maintaining a network in the legal community while working remotely or in a hybrid setting.