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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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.
Payal Salsburg presents on a Boston Bar Association program on May 4, 2018 entitled, “Nuts and Bolts of Litigation Involving Closely-Held Corporations.” During this ‘Friday Fundamentals’ educational series event, the speakers will discuss typical issues that arise in shareholder disputes in closely-held corporations, including pursuing claims of breach of fiduciary duties, defending such claims, and […]
Jessica Conklin moderated a panel for the Boston Bar Association on April 18, 2018 entitled, “Drafting and Negotiating Contracts.” In this program, the esteemed panelists spoke on the “must-haves” in every contract, best practices in negotiations, key issues for drafting and the typical pitfalls and traps. The panel also covered some of the softer skills […]
The Massachusetts Wage Act (Ch. 149, §§ 148-150) permits lawsuits for unpaid wages to be brought against a company’s president, treasurer, or officers or agents having the management of the company. While the terms “president,” “treasurer,” and “officer” are relatively well-defined, until recently there was significant uncertainty about who qualified as an “agent having the […]
Marc Laredo presents as a panelist on the Boston Bar Association’s CLE program entitled, “Small Businesses, Big Headaches: Ethical and Practical Challenges in Representing Closely-Held Businesses.” Marc joins fellow distinguished litigators and transactional lawyers to address the special ethical and practical challenges facing attorneys who practices involve closely-held businesses. Topics include: Impact of recent case […]
Laredo & Smith lawyers Jessica Conklin and Payal Salsburg continue to be active in the Boston Bar Association’s educational programming. They most recently presented as panelists for the BBA’s program entitled, “Practicing with Professionalism,” which took place on February 9th. Jessica & Payal discussed important attributes of reputable attorneys and also covered how to handle the pressures of practice that […]
Payal Salsburg presents as a panelist on the Boston Bar Association‘s “Speed Networking with Labor & Employment Attorneys.” This panel, which takes place on February 1, 2018 from 530-730pm will discuss the career paths and legal opportunities in Boston’s Labor & Employment landscape.
The firm is pleased to announce that Payal Salsburg, who joined the firm in May 2016, is now Senior Counsel to the firm. Payal continues to handle business litigation matters, e-discovery, corporate advice and counsel as well as ethics investigations. She works with corporations, small businesses, and individuals in connection with a wide array of matters including contract […]
Laredo & Smith is pleased to announce that five of the firm’s attorneys were named Super Lawyers in 2017! Marc Laredo, Mark Smith, Matt Kane, Eric Sigman and Payal Salsburg have all been named to the 2017 Super Lawyers list. They were named in the following categories: Marc Laredo is recognized for Business Litigation Mark Smith is recognized for Criminal Defense: White […]
Jessica Conklin and Payal Salsburg presented as panelists for a recent Boston Bar Association program entitled, “Practicing with Professionalism”. They discussed important attributes of reputable attorneys as well as how to respond to the pressures of practice that challenge even the most reputable attorneys. This program took place at the BBA’s offices located at 16 […]
Laredo & Smith attorneys, Matthew Kane and Jessica Conklin, present as panelists for the upcoming Boston Bar Association program entitled, “Taking and Defending Depositions 202.” The event takes place on November 8, 2017 from 12:30-1:30pm at 16 Beacon Street in Boston. The panel will discuss practical skills for attorneys. The panel will cover the following […]
Beginning on April 1, 2018, employers must comply with the newly-enacted Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“MPWFA”), which prohibits employers from discriminating against, ring, or refusing to hire a person due to pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions. Newsletter_October 2017
We are pleased to see our colleague Mark Smith named President of the Boston Bar Association. What is also incredible, is that his college friend is simultaneously being named Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers. The Boston Globe covered this great story on September 12, 2017. Read the great story: Boston Globe Article: Mark […]
Matthew Kane was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 24th edition of theThe 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 […]
On August 10th, Payal Salsburg will present as a panelist for the annual Boston Bar Association’s “Practicing with Professionalism” seminar. She will discuss the common attributes of reputable attorneys. She will also cover how to respond to the pressures of practice that challenge even the most reputable attorneys. This program takes place at the BBA’s […]
While the purchase of a franchise affords a business owner many crucial advantages in the marketplace over a traditional, non-franchise business, a prospective franchisee’s failure to properly conduct its due diligence, both independently and with the assistance of experienced advisors, can prove fatal to the business’s success. There are four important areas of due diligence. […]