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 […]

Supreme Judicial Court Prohibits Extension Of Non-Solicit Period In Lieu of Awarding Damages

On January 14, 2020, the highest court in the Commonwealth held that, while a former shareholder and employee of a closely-held company breached a restrictive covenant with the company, the trial judge’s decision to extend the restrictive covenant beyond its plain terms was erroneous under the circumstances. February 2020 Newsletter

Two Laredo & Smith Partners Appointed Hearing Officers for the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers

Matthew Kane and Payal Salsburg have each been appointed to three-year terms as hearing officers for the Board of Bar Overseers. Both attorneys will act as uncompensated volunteers on behalf of the Board of Bar Overseers, an independent administrative body established by the Supreme Judicial Court to investigate and evaluate complaints against attorneys in Massachusetts.  […]

Laredo & Smith Growing the Firm’s Corporate/Business Law Practice

Laredo & Smith, LLP, an established law firm with a collegial practice located in downtown Boston, is looking to hire an attorney for its corporate/business law practice. Candidates must have at least three years’ experience, including familiarity with closely-held entities. The firm is open to a part-time or flexible hours arrangement. Some portable billings or […]

Payal Salsburg Elevated to Partner with Laredo & Smith, LLP

Laredo & Smith, LLP is pleased to announce Payal Salsburg’s promotion to Partner as of January 1, 2020.  Payal is an integral part of the firm’s practice, and she will continue to focus her practice in the areas of business litigation, corporate advice and counsel, and white collar criminal defense. Payal works with large and […]

Payal Salsburg Moderates CLE on Litigating Derivative Suits in Closely-Held Businesses

Payal Salsburg will moderate a panel of speakers for a Boston Bar Association program entitled, “Litigating Derivative Suits in Closely-Held Businesses.” This CLE covers considerations of bringing derivative claims versus a direct claim on behalf of shareholders in a closely-held business. The panelists will discuss particular considerations under Massachusetts Law as well as strategies through […]

Payal Salsburg Presents as Faculty for Strafford Webinar

Payal Salsburg is co-presenting a CLE webinar entitled, “Advanced Drafting of Complaints and Answers: How to Go Beyond Required Content and Reach Multiple Audiences.” This Strafford program takes place on Thursday, December 5th from 1-2:30pm EST.  The co-panelists will address the following topics: What is sacrificed when pleadings only meet minimum standards? Who are the […]

Super Lawyers Recognizes Laredo & Smith Attorneys

Laredo & Smith is pleased to announce that many of the firm’s attorneys are named to Super Lawyers for 2019. Marc Laredo, Mark Smith, Matt Kane, Payal Salsburg, and Jessica Conklin are all named to the 2019 Super Lawyers list in the following categories: Marc Laredo is recognized for Business Litigation Mark Smith is recognized for Criminal Defense: White Collar Crime […]

Payal Salsburg Honored with Boston Cares Volunteer Service Award

Payal Salsburg is a tireless advocate and volunteer who has been selected as a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PSVA) from Boston Cares. Each year, outstanding volunteers are recognized for achieving over 100 hours of service over a 12-month time period.  The PVSA is issued by the Federal government through an approved Certifying Organization […]

Payal Salsburg Named to South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston Board of Directors

Payal Salsburg has been elected to serve on the 2020 Board of Directors for the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston (SABA GB). SABA GB is a local chapter of the South Asian Bar Association of North America (SABA NA), which is the umbrella organization for local SABA groups throughout the United States and […]

Employers Must Be Cautious When Taking Action Against Employees Who Vacation While on Medical Leave

Can a Massachusetts employer fire an employee who is on authorized medical leave but uses some of the time off to go on vacation? Not without risk. A recent case from the Supreme Judicial Court warns that employers must be cautious when dealing with employees whom they suspect to be abusing their medical leave benefits. […]

Laredo & Smith Proudly Sponsors the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston

Laredo & Smith is proud to sponsor the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston’s Annual Gala and Awards Dinner. The event takes place on November 7th at the Mandarin Oriental in Boston. This year’s keynote speaker is Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

Attorney Matt Kane Recognized by 2020 Best Lawyers®

Matt Kane is selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Commercial Litigation. Matt has been named annually since 2017, a true testament to his work in this area. Matt represents banks and other financial institutions, businesses and individuals in an array of business law […]

Brendan Cox Named Of Counsel to Laredo & Smith

Laredo & Smith is pleased to announce the addition of Brendan S. Cox as of Counsel to the firm as of July 1, 2019. Brendan is a trial attorney who focuses his practice in business and employment law, as well as criminal defense. Brendan litigates all aspects of the criminal process from probable cause hearings […]

Matt Kane Named to Best Lawyers Again in 2019

Matt Kane was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Commercial Litigation. Matthew has been named annually since 2017. Matthew represents banks and other financial institutions, businesses and individuals in an array of business law matters and disputes concerning consumer finance, employment, construction, […]

State-Administered Paid Family And Medical Leave Is On Its Way

All Massachusetts employers, regardless of the employer’s size, must begin putting into place mechanisms to implement the newly-passed Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law, M.G.L. c. 175M (PFML). The law provides paid leave benefits for W-2 employees of Massachusetts employers. It also provides benefits for 1099 contractors if they make up more than 50% […]

Laredo & Smith Proudly Sponsors Boston Bar Association’s Law Day

Laredo & Smith is proud to sponsor the Boston Bar Association’s Law Day event. This is an exciting and one-of-a kind celebration of the Boston legal community.  The 2019 Law Day event is an historic event that recognizes and celebrates the importance of the rule of law in the United States. This year’s Law Day […]

Payal Salsburg Moderates BBA Panel

Payal Salsburg moderated a Boston Bar Association panel, “Representing Closely Held Businesses Post-Baker v. WilmerHale: A Delicate Dance” on January 7, 2019. The description provided by the Boston Bar Association reads: In Baker v. WilmerHale, the Massachusetts Appeals Court permitted minority members of an LLC to sue outside counsel for breaching its fiduciary duty by […]

Attorneys Kane and Salsburg Publish MassBar Article,”The Diminished Utility of Anti-SLAPP Motions”

Matthew Kane and Payal Salsburg co-authored a recent article for the Massachusetts Bar Association publication. The Civil Litigation Section Review is titled, “The Diminished Utility of Anti-SLAPP Motions.” In the article, they discuss the constitutional puzzle presented by the state’s anti-SLAPP statute.

Jessica Conklin Presents on BBA Career Panel

Jessica Conklin presented as a panelist for the Boston Bar Association program, “Career Focus: Transition between Government and Private Practice.”  The program, sponsored by the White-Collar Crime section, featured both private practice attorneys and members of the US Securities & Exchange Commission and the US Attorney’s Office. The panel discussed the transition between public and […]