Marc Laredo & Mark Smith Named to New England Edition of Super Lawyers

Marc Laredo and Mark Smith have been named to the New England edition of the 2016 Super Lawyers listing again this year. Marc is recognized in the area of business litigation and Mark Smith has been recognized for his work with white collar crime. Both attorneys are long-standing Super Lawyers for New England and Massachusetts.

Laredo & Smith Attorneys Named Super Lawyers 2016

Laredo & Smith is pleased to announce that Marc Laredo, Mark Smith and Matthew Kane have been named to the 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers.  Marc Laredo was named to the Business Litigation list, Mark Smith has been recognized for his work in the White Collar Crime category and Matt Kane was honored as a Rising Star in Business […]

The Bathroom Bill: What Every Massachusetts Company Needs to Know

As of October 1, 2016, transgender individuals will have the right to use the bathroom or locker room of their choice in Massachusetts. This summer, the Governor signed into law An Act Relative to Transgender Anti-Discrimination (the “Act”), adding gender identity in the list of protected classes covered by Massachusetts anti-discrimination laws. The Massachusetts Commission […]

Marc Laredo Chairs Program on Privilege

Marc Laredo served as the program chair for the recent Mass Bar Association CLE program entitled, “It’s Confidential– Privilege Law in Massachusetts”.  The program focused on a variety of privileges, including the attorney-client, spousal, parent-child, peer review, doctor-patient, common interest and joint defense privileges.  The panel explained the concept of each privilege, providing practical tips […]

Stock or Salary– A Business Owner’s Dilemma

Clients, particularly those starting new, closely-held businesses, commonly ask whether they should give stock in the company in lieu of or as a supplement to compensation.  The answer is: it depends. Newsletter_September 2016  

Matthew Kane Authors Mass Lawyers Weekly Opinion Article on Uber and Lyft

Matthew Kane authored an article for the September 19th edition of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly entitled, “For Uber and Lyft, a Set of Rules to Call Their Own.” The article discusses a new law in Massachusetts to regulate transportation network companies. The law creates new rules for TNC drivers and their vehicles that will gradually go […]

Matthew Kane Speaks at BBA Practical Skills Program

Matthew Kane presents as a speaker for the Boston Bar Association’s Practical Skills Committee.  Matt’s program is entitled, “Getting Started: Drafting and Filing a Complaint in Massachusetts Courts or Administrative Agencies.”  He is joined by co-presenter, Page Wilkins.  They will cover complaint drafting basics, selection of the forum, venue requirements, and service of process issues. […]

Mark Smith Elected President-Elect of The Boston Bar Association Council

Boston, MA, July 24, 2016 – Mark Smith, an attorney who focuses his practice in white-collar criminal defense and government investigations at Laredo & Smith, has been elected to serve as the President-Elect of the BBA Council. The Council is the BBA’s governing body and as a member, Mark will act as a representative of […]

A “Top Down” Approach to Managing Cyber Risk

There are few ‘hotter’ topics in corporate boardrooms these days than understanding the risks from a cyber attack and the measures to thwart, or at least minimize risk of, a cyber breach.  Indeed, the consequences of a cyber breach can be severe, including loss of valuable intangible property, a drop in share price, disclosure and […]

Payal Salsburg Joins Laredo & Smith

Laredo & Smith welcomes Payal Salsburg, who joins the firm as an Associate. Payal focuses her practice in the areas of business litigation, e-discovery, corporate advice and counsel and ethics investigations. She represents corporations, small businesses and individuals in a wide array of matters including contract and other business disputes, False Claims Act litigation, government and internal […]

Jessica Conklin Quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Jessica Conklin, co-founder of BANG (the Boston Associates’ Networking Group), was quoted in a recent Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article about the group’s creation and early success.  Published on May 16th, the article shares the origins of the group, whose mission is to provide a platform for associates in small law firms to connect. BANG in Mass Lawyers […]

Jessica Conklin Launches Boston Associates’ Networking Group Website

Jessica L. Conklin, co-founder of the Boston Associates’ Networking Group (BANG), is proud to announce the launch of the group’s new website, www.bang-law.com. Jessica and fellow co-founder Hannah T. Joseph of Beck Reed Riden launched the site on March 8, 2016. The dynamic pair of lawyers launched BANG with the goal of bringing together associates from different […]

To Arbitrate or Not to Arbitrate– That is the Question

Arbitration – the private means of resolving a dispute – is a well- accepted and often encouraged alternative to the court system. Whether arbitration is the right choice for your business contract, however, is a more nuanced question.  As a starting point, all contracts should contain language regarding the resolution of disputes, including which state […]

Mark Smith Moderates Boston Bar Association Criminal Law Panel

Mark Smith moderated a recent Boston Bar Association panel. The CLE program was entitled ‘Cutting Edge Issues in Criminal Law’ and featured key players in state and federal criminal law in Massachusetts. Panelists covered significant developments in the criminal arena in 2015, while offering insight into anticipated issues for 2016.

Newsletter: College Students In Trouble– What Can You Do?

When young adults are away from home in a collegiate atmosphere, sometimes they get into trouble.  So, what is a parent to do? First, have a basic awareness of the rules that govern student conduct– rules that may have changed dramatically since our collegiate days.  Discuss them with your college-bound children. A school may impose an […]

Jessica Conklin Co-Founds Boston Associates’ Networking Group

We are pleased to announce that Laredo & Smith attorney, Jessica Conklin, has co-founded the Boston Associates’ Networking Group with Hannah Joseph of Beck Reed Riden. The Boston Associates’ Networking Group brings together associates from Boston-area small- and medium-sized law firms to network, collaborate and learn more about practicing law as an associate. The founders […]

Laredo & Smith Attorneys Named Super Lawyers

Laredo & Smith is pleased to announce that Marc Laredo and Mark Smith have been named 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers.  Attorney Matthew Kane was named to the 2015 Rising Stars list for his Business Litigation, Banking, General Litigation and Appellate work. This year’s designation marks 10 consecutive years of recognition for Marc Laredo’s Business Litigation practice.  Mark Smith is […]

Newsletter: A Reminder of the Importance of Written Agreements

A recent ruling of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, while reaching the fair and just result, serves as a cautionary tale of the importance of written agreements and a reminder of the adage that no good deed goes unpunished. Learn more about this case study:  A couple lent money to their son-in-law’s business after the son-in-law […]

Mark Smith Elected Vice President of The Boston Bar Association Council

Boston, MA, July 23, 2015 – Mark Smith, an attorney who focuses his practice in white-collar criminal defense and government investigations at Laredo & Smith, has been elected to serve as the Vice President of the BBA Council. The Council is the BBA’s governing body and as a member, Mark will act as a representative of […]

Newsletter: Court Rules Mortgage Borrowers Can’t Use “Try-Title” to Stop Foreclosure

Following a sharp increase in mortgage foreclosures, in the wake of a steep decline in the housing market, growing numbers of defaulted mortgage borrowers (typically homeowners) and their attorneys seized on the so-called “try-title statute,” G.L. c. 240, §§1-5, as a simple and low-cost way of forestalling foreclosure. Newsletter_April 2015

SJC Appoints Smith to Voir Dire Committee

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court appointed Partner Mark Smith to the Court’s Committee on Juror Voir Dire. The committee was established to examine issues relating to juror selection for Massachusetts courts and to implement procedures for allowing attorney conducted voir dire in the Superior Courts throughout Massachusetts.

Matthew Kane Joins L&S’s Business Litigation Practice as Partner

Boston, MA— Laredo & Smith, LLP has announced a new partner, Matthew A. Kane, who has joined the firm’s business litigation practice. Mr. Kane represents financial services institutions, banks, businesses and individuals in an array of disputes concerning finance, employment, construction, real estate and general business litigation.

Attorneys Laredo and Smith Named Super Lawyers

Attorneys Marc D. Smith and Marc C. Laredo were once again named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers® list by the Thomson Reuters rating service. This designation is awarded to no more than 5% of lawyers in the state. Smith was named a Super Lawyer in “Criminal Defense: White Collar” and Laredo was listed under “Business […]

Newsletter: Healthcare Providers Still At Risk Despite Recent “Worthless Services” Ruling

While healthcare providers may have felt some relief after a recent U.S. Court of Appeals decision regarding “worthless services,” this ruling does not eliminate the risk associated with such claims. In United States ex rel. Absher, et al. v. Momence Meadows Nursing Center, Inc., 764 F. 3d 699 (7th Cir. 2014), the Court overturned a $9 million […]

Confidentiality Article Selected for “Best of” Section

The American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division’s magazine, GPSolo, will feature the article “Is Confidentiality Really Forever?” by Partner Marc Laredo and Anne Klinefelter, associate professor and director of the University of North Carolina law library. The article will be part of their “The Best of ABA Sections,” a compilation in […]