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 […]

Mark Smith Appointed to Court Management Advisory Board

We proudly announce that Mark Smith was recently appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court to the Court Management Advisory Board (CMAB)for a three-year term. Consisting of approximately a dozen members from diverse backgrounds in law, business and academia, the CMAB plays a critical role in guiding and supporting the Massachusetts Trial Court in its transformation […]

Employer Alert: Non-Compete Reform Law Passes in Massachusetts

Effective October 1, 2018, employers must comply with a new Massachusetts non-compete law geared at protecting both employees and independent contractors from undue restrictions on their ability to work, on one hand, while providing employers some leeway to protect their business interests through compliant, reasonably-tailored non-competition agreements. Non-compete agreements are contracts between employers and workers […]

Kane and Salsburg Co-Author MassBar eJournal Article on MA Appeals Court Decision

Matt Kane and Payal Salsburg co-authored an article entitled, “Massachusetts Appeals Court Declines to Extend Prohibition Against Contingent Fee Agreements with Expert Witnesses.”  The article appeared in the September 20th issue of the MassBar’s eJournal. We invite you to download the Kane and Salsburg Article.  

Matt Kane Selected to Best Lawyers List for Commercial Litigation

Matthew Kane was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 25th edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Commercial Litigation. Matthew represents banks and other financial institutions, businesses and individuals in an array of business law matters and disputes concerning consumer finance, employment, construction, real estate and general litigation as part […]

Marc Laredo Authors Mass Law Review Article: Shareholder Duties and Disputes in Closely-Held Corporations in Massachusetts Revisited

Marc Laredo published an article for the Massachusetts Bar Association’s publication Massachusetts Law Review, Volume 99, No. 3.  The article is entitled: “Shareholder Duties and Disputes in Closely-Held Corporations in Massachusetts Revisited.”  Marc discusses recent changes applied to long-time principles in this area of law. He states, “over the past decade, while the fundamental principles have […]

Attorney Salsburg Moderates Anti-SLAPP Statute Panel

Payal Salsburg moderates a panel entitled, “SLAPP Happy Redux: The Anti-SLAPP Statute One Year After Blanchard.” The professional panel will examine how the anti-SLAPP landscape has evolved in the year since the Supreme Judicial Court’s decision in Blanchard v. Steward Carney Hospital. This event takes place at 16 Beacon Street in Boston from 12:30-1:30 pm on Thursday, June […]

Payal Salsburg Presents on Panel to Discuss Participating as Second Chair

Payal Salsburg presents on a Boston Bar Association panel entitled, “How to Excel as a Second Chair.” The panel takes place at 16 Beacon Street in Boston on June 5th at 5:30pm and is sponsored by the New Lawyers Section of the BBA. Panelists include top litigators who will share their experiences with second chairing – both […]

Guarantors Beware: Guaranty May Survive Underlying Settlement

It is not uncommon in a business deal for individuals—owners, for instance— to personally guarantee the business’s obligations to a third party (such as a lender or landlord). These types of arrangements are beneficial in situations where, for example, a lender is unwilling to do business with a startup or similar company that has a […]

Attorneys Volunteer to Teach for Boston Bar Association’s Law Day in Schools Program

Jessica Conklin and Payal Salsburg  volunteered their time to co-teach fourth graders about the law through the Boston Bar Association’s 2017 Law Day in the Schools Program. The students from Samuel Adams Elementary School will attend a lesson entitled, “Liberty Under Law: Empowering Youth, Assuring Democracy.” Photo supplied by the Boston Bar Association.

Jessica Conklin Invited to Speak at Boston University Academy

Jessica Conklin will present on an alumni panel for Boston University Academy on May 4, 2018. As part of the school’s 25th anniversary celebration, she joins other professionals as they discuss their career paths.