Jessica Conklin Publishes Boston Bar Journal Article on Practice Tips for Title IX

Jessica Conklin co-authored an article for the Boston Bar Journal entitled, “Practice Tips for Representing Students in Title IX Proceedings.”  Title IX is a federal statute prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment and it applies to virtually every educational institution that receives federal financial assistance. This article covers the unique challenges […]

Payal Salsburg Co-Authors Boston Bar Journal Article on Standards for Duty to Preserve

Payal Salsburg co-authored a recent Boston Bar Journal article entitled, “JFF Cecilia LLC v. Weiner Ventures LLC: Is There Finally Clarity on the Legal Standard for When the Duty to Preserve Evidence Begins and When Spoliation Sanctions May Be Imposed?” In this article, Payal and her co-author discuss the JFF Cecilia case and the resulting […]

Payal Salsburg Elected to Boston Bar Association’s Governing Council

Payal Salsburg is named to the Boston Bar Association’s 2023-2024 Governing Council. In this important role, Payal works to advance the BBA’s mission. She will be active in promoting the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, facilitating access to justice, fostering a diverse and inclusive professional community and serving the community at large. […]

Darshana Indira Named to Lawyers of Color Annual Hot List

Darshana Indira is named to the annual Lawyers of Color (LoC) Hot List for 2023. This list recognizes junior- and mid-level attorneys working in law firms, companies, and government agencies across the U.S. who show promise in their careers and demonstrate a strong commitment to advancing diversity in the legal profession. All honorees are profiled […]

Matt Kane Moderates Boston Bar Association’s Business Litigation Session Year in Review

Matt Kane  moderated a CLE program for the Boston Bar Association, “Business Litigation Session Year in Review,” in June 2023. This is the signature annual event of the BBA’s Business and Commercial Litigation Section, where Matt serves as a member of the section steering committee. In this educational and insightful program, Matt helped to guide […]

Payal Salsburg Quoted in Mass Lawyers Weekly article on Establishing Jurisdiction in Federal Court

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly turned to Payal Salsburg for comment in a recent article: “Jurisdictional Issue Jeopardized Eight-Figure Verdict” which was published in the June 8th edition of the paper. The article talks about a jurisdictional issue related to BRT Management LLC v. Malden Storage, LLC, et al. and Payal points out that “legal technicalities are […]

Darshana Indira Speaks at Annual Employment Law Conference

Darshana Indira spoke on the Employment Law Update panel for The Massachusetts Bar Association’s 44th Annual Labor & Employment Spring Conference at Suffolk University. The event welcomed judges and accomplished attorneys who provide significant thought leadership in the areas of labor and employment law.

Payal Salsburg is Panelist for Mass Bar Program on Anti-SLAPP Statute

Payal Salsburg is a panelist for a program entitled, “Is the Massachusetts Anti-SLAPP Statute Working as Intended.” The program is run by the Massachusetts Bar Association, sponsored by the civil litigation and real estate law sections, and will take place on Tuesday, May 23rd from 4-6pm. In this program, the panelists will address how to […]

Payal Salsburg Honored at Pioneering Woman of Color Celebration by Women’s Bar Association

The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts and its Women of Color Committee selected partner Payal Salsburg as an honoree for the annual Pioneering Women of Color Celebration which takes place on June 7th. The WBA recognizes Payal for her long record of service to the community, her deep commitment to empowering women of color in […]

Payal Salsburg Quoted in Bloomberg Law Article Covering Anti-SLAPP Laws

Payal Salsburg was quoted in an article entitled, “Broken State Speech Shield Unites Courts, Lawmakers Seeking Fix” which was published by Bloomberg Law in April. The article covers a recent request by Massachusetts lawyers, judges and law makers for clarity on the application of a law that protects First Amendment rights. The article explains that Anti-SLAPP laws […]

Payal Salsburg Quoted in Mass Lawyers Weekly Article

Partner, Payal Salsburg, was recently quoted in an article entitled, “In family business dispute, appraisal right deemed waived” which was published in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s April 7th issue.  According to the article, the case provides warns attorneys to be familiar with documents controlling the purchase of equity, especially when there are multiple integrated agreements. Payal is quoted […]

Real Estate Brokers May Get A Commission Even Without A Written Contract

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled that a real estate broker could obtain damages stemming from a breach of contract of an oral agreement, even where the broker did not produce the final closing. Spring 2023 Newsletter

Payal Salsburg Elected Treasurer of the Women’s Bar Association

Congratulations to our partner, Payal Salsburg, upon being elected as Treasurer for the Women’s Bar Association’s Board of Directors. As a WBA Officer, she joins the executive board and will oversee financial matters affecting members of the organization. Payal will serve on the Executive Committee alongside President Jessica Babine, President-Elect Alexandra Mitropoulos, Vice President of […]

Darshana Indira Named to the Massachusetts Bar Association Nominating Commitee

A rising star in the legal industry, Darshana Indira is the newest member of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Nominating Committee. In this role, she joins a group of legal industry leaders to evaluate and nominate applicants for the MBA’s officer and delegate leadership positions.

Payal Salsburg Moderates Women’s Bar Association Program

Payal Salsburg is the moderator for an upcoming “Finding Your Voice in the Courtroom and Boardroom” program which is co-sponsored by Suffolk University Law School and the Women’s Bar Association In-House Counsel committee. The program takes place on Thursday, February 9th from 5-7pm at Suffolk Law. The panel features Honorable Denise Casper of the U.S. […]

Darshana Indira Presents on Microaggressions in the Workplace

Darshana Indira is a panelist for the Massachusetts Bar Association’s program, “Microaggressions in the Workplace: Part 2” taking place on Thursday, February 9th from 5:30-7pm.  This virtual program is sponsored by the MBA’s Civil Rights & Social Justice Section and is part of the Bar’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee’s (DEIC) three-part training on how to […]

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 […]